Diverse professional chapters/associations
Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program | Urban League | High-Tech High Heels | Minority chambers scholarship support
TI supports educational opportunities for underrepresented women and minorities to foster success in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Diverse teams provide varied perspectives and encourage the out-of-the-box thinking and innovation that we need to remain an industry leader. These partnerships also give graduating students the opportunity to learn about and pursue career opportunities at TI. Our key ethnic and gender equity education programs include:
Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program
The TI Foundation supports the Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (TexPREP), which was founded and is owned by the University of Texas at San Antonio, to reach students in the Dallas area. TexPREP identifies achieving women and minority middle and high school students with an interest in STEM and strengthens their potential for related careers. Its curriculum is presented over the course of four summers, with each academic component covering a seven- to eight-week period. Statewide, 99.9 percent of the participants in the program graduate from high school and 84 percent graduate from college; 44 percent graduate with a science, math or engineering major.
The Urban League of Greater Dallas enables low-income families and adults to move from poverty to self-sufficiency. Since TI began supporting the organization, we’ve provided hundreds of middle and high school students with mentoring, training, career exposure and college preparation programs.
High-Tech, High Heels
Female executives at TI founded High-Tech High Heels 10 years ago with the goal to increase the number of girls graduating from high school who are entering a university-level degree program in STEM fields. Today, the program is designed to:
- Increase STEM teacher effectiveness through gender-equity training programs.
- Provide STEM career information and dispel stereotypes through counselor workshops.
- Grow girls’ confidence through summer physics camps.
- Increase enrollment in Advanced Placement (AP) STEM courses and the pass rate on AP tests.
Minority chambers scholarship support
TI’s membership in and support of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Greater Dallas Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, and Greater Dallas Asian American Chamber of Commerce is long-standing.
Through its relationships with these minority chambers, TI has leveraged its financial contribution to award college scholarships to hundreds of Hispanic, black and Asian-American students in the North Texas region.