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We partner with organizations in the U.S. that have a track record of successfully shifting student attitudes and achievements in STEM. We invest in developing and recognizing effective teachers, and also sponsor programs that expand opportunities for under-represented groups in STEM fields, including female, Hispanic and African American students. Our Education Technology business has an active Teachers Teaching with Technology (T3) program that allows teachers to share ideas and inspire each other with effective teaching practices that revitalize their classrooms.

United States

United States initiatives

TI corporate and the TI Foundation fund a number of “Power of STEM Education” (POSE) initiatives in Dallas and across the U.S. where we have major design and manufacturing presence, including Texas, California and Maine.

College Readiness Program

Incentives for North Texas schools to prepare students for college and career success and to reward teachers who teach Advanced Placement (AP) classes.
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Educate Texas

Grants for the “STEM district” model for the Lancaster Independent School District (ISD) using best practices to transform the way STEM subjects are taught and learned.
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Plano ISD Academy High School

TI was the founding corporate partner to help create the PISD Academy High School, which combines a STEM curriculum with the digital arts.
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Southern Methodist University STEM Teacher Academy

Grants to train Dallas Independent School District middle school science teachers on methods for engaging their students.
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Teach for America

Grants to recruit and train top college graduates who commit to teach math and science for two years in underserved public schools in Dallas ISD and in Uplift Education charter schools.
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Other POSE initiatives include grants to nonprofit partners and educators in Santa Clara, Calif., and the surrounding Bay area, as well as in Maine. Regardless of location, POSE giving is focused on collaborative ways to improve student success and teaching effectiveness in STEM education.

STEM student and educator recognition

Through the Junkins Scholars program, we offer college scholarships to National Merit Program finalists who are children of TI employees. Named for former TI chairman, president and CEO Jerry R. Junkins, the program has awarded more than 367 scholarships worth $1.3 million since 1996.

We reward teachers and schools making significant advancements in STEM education, including:

  • TI Innovations in STEM Teaching Awards for North Texas school districts
  • California Department of Education’s California Teacher of the Year program
  • Santa Clara County Office of Education Teacher of the Year event
  • TI STEM Teaching Awards for exemplary science and math teachers in California’s Silicon Valley

Robotics competitions

One way to equip Generation STEM and a STEM-capable workforce is through supporting major robotics competitions with organizations such as FIRST, VEX and BEST.

Why we support robotics competitions
Robotics competitions are a fun, engaging way for students to apply their passion for STEM subjects.

Not only do students get to creatively imagine and build robots, they experience team work, develop technical proficiencies and apply problem-solving skills needed for future STEM careers.

Research* shows, students involved in robotics are:

  • More likely to take more challenging math and science courses
  • More interested in majoring in engineering
  • More likely to pursue STEM careers
Robotics competitions

How we support robotics competitions
We are committed to future scientists, engineers, mathematicians and world-changers. In addition to supplying mentors and technology for robotics competitions, we provide sponsorships to major competitions to help today’s students become tomorrow’s inventors.

Mentors

Mentors

TI engineers volunteer as mentors of local robotics teams, providing technical guidance to students while helping demystify what a career in engineering looks like.

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TI technology

TI technology

Our vast portfolio of semiconductors is found in competition kits supplied to contestants and individual teams’ choice of technology.

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Sponsorships

Sponsorships

We sponsor FIRST, VEX and BEST to support these organizations in their regional competitions and world championships.

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