Education: Objectives

TI’s commitment to education dates back to the company’s inception and remains its highest philanthropic priority. Over the past five years (2011-2015), TI has invested more than $150 million to education. Higher education has received close to 80 percent of this investment, with approximately 70 percent of that funding focused on research. In addition, employee volunteer hours, technology donations and in-kind contributions significantly extend the impact of this commitment.

We target our investment and involvement to:

  • Advance both student interest in and teacher development of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs in the U.S.
  • Improve access to education in other countries where we operate.
  • Invest in proven programs by collaborating with others to meet or exceed community education milestones to build a pipeline of STEM-capable students, particularly in the U.S.
  • Help prepare and equip more math and science educators to teach STEM subjects.
  • Advocate at the local, state and national levels for legislation that improves STEM education, assessment and accountability and that promotes innovative education practices.
  • Expand educational opportunities for underrepresented minorities and women in order to bring more diversity to engineering fields.
  • Support university research and students to advance innovation and nurture the best talent.
  • Provide and encourage the use of our products that help teachers teach and students learn.