June 17, 2013
(TI) (NASDAQ: TXN) and its brand ambassador – actress and neuroscientist Mayim Bialik – are joining
2,000 STEM leaders and visionaries
in business, education and government at the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference in
Convention Center. Together they will share ideas and solutions to solve the challenge of filling the gap for a competitive STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by preparing today's students to excel in math and science.
TI, a lead sponsor of the conference, will demonstrate how math and science technology, strong professional development for educators and classroom activities that showcase real-world applications of science and math concepts are increasing student achievement in these subjects and preparing them to pursue higher education and careers in STEM fields.
Bialik, who plays the loveably geeky neurobiologist
Amy Farrah Fowler
on the hit TV comedy "The Big Bang Theory," will deliver the keynote remarks and present the much-anticipated U.S. News & World Report Best High Schools for STEM rankings at the first general session on
Tuesday, June 18
. Later that morning, Bialik will teach an interactive science lesson with TI-Nspire™ CX technology at the TI booth #501 to visiting
students. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) project is a six-year
designed to increase early college awareness and readiness in traditionally underrepresented groups. She will also spend time later that afternoon meeting with students and answering their questions.
In addition to Bialik's appearances, Director of Human Resources for Texas Instruments Samantha Dwinell will join a panel discussion on developing STEM talent in the high-tech sector on
The panel will define and discuss programs to create and ensure a STEM-capable workforce. Texas Instruments Education Technology President
will kick off a panel discussion on helping school districts choose the right technology to further student STEM skills
"We are excited to be such a big part of the U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference this year and bring not only Mayim, but the depth of knowledge Texas Instruments as a whole has in helping students reach their highest potential in STEM," said Lovett.