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Actress Mayim Bialik and Texas Instruments Join U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference in Austin to Promote Importance of STEM Education and Careers

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Jun 17, 2013

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas Instruments (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 Austin, from June 17-19 at the Austin 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 Texas Gear Up students. The Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) project is a six-year federal initiative 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 June 18 at 9:45 a.m. The panel will define and discuss programs to create and ensure a STEM-capable workforce. Texas Instruments Education Technology President Melendy Lovett will kick off a panel discussion on helping school districts choose the right technology to further student STEM skills June 19 at 10 a.m.

"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.

Mayim and TI's U.S. News STEM Solutions National Conference Highlights at a Glance:

  • Mayim Bialik's Opening Keynote: June 18, 8:30 a.m., Exhibit Hall 1 at the Austin Convention Center
  • Texas Instruments Education Technology President Melendy Lovett Introduces "Making the Right Technology Investments for Your School or District" Panel: June 19, 10:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall 1, Ballroom B
  • Samantha Dwinell, Director of Human Resources for Texas Instruments, Joins "Best Practices in Talent Development" Panel: June 18, 9:45 a.m. Exhibit Hall 1, Room 4
  • Trisha Cunningham, Chief Citizenship Officer for Texas Instruments, Joins "Lessons from the Specialized STEM High Schools" Panel: June 18, 10:00 a.m. Exhibit Hall 1, Room 6

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