Throughout the world in regions where we operate, we invest in education programming that prepares students to innovate, including in China, India and Malaysia. TI’s focus is on increasing students’ access to a quality education as well as STEM education.
TI supports China’s initiatives to improve the quality of basic education overall and to extend greater access to education in rural areas.
As part of the effort, TI signed a Memorandum of Understanding with China's Ministry of Education (MOE) to donate 100 multimedia classrooms to schools in poverty-stricken areas of Central and West China. These classrooms will join the 30 TI Hope Project libraries and 30 TI multimedia classrooms the company already has donated to primary and secondary schools in impoverished Sichuan Province, where TI's Chengdu fab is located.
The first TI Project Hope Primary School, a project of the China Youth Development Foundation, opened in early 2014 in Nanbu, providing access to education for students whose families cannot afford the cost of elementary school. This school includes multimedia-equipped classrooms and a Project Hope library. As part of the opening festivities, TI employees developed and taught courses to engage students in STEM.
A second Project Hope Primary School in Danlin opened in 2015, and a location was selected for a third school. TI also donated 120 multimedia-equipped classrooms to schools in poverty-stricken areas in central and western China, and trained 285 teachers in four provinces to use the technology to enhance learning.
The Texas Instruments Science & Technology Quiz, started in 2003 in Bangalore, India, is an extension of TI India's commitment to identify and promote the best scientific talent in the country. This event provides a unique platform for high school students to test their skills of inquiry and quick thinking.
TI and its education partners support STEM education programs in Melaka. Our four-year grant is providing university scholarships and internships to low-income students who are pursuing degrees in science and engineering. Additionally, TI provided a grant to the Asia Foundation for more than 7,000 STEM-related books to primary and secondary schools and sponsored an essay contest for secondary students.