TI Home > News Releases

News Releases

Dream College Tour Sweepstakes

Win a free college tour of the school of your dreams, and other valuable prizes from Texas Instruments and the Princeton Review

Jul 15, 2008

DALLAS and NEW YORK (July 15, 2008) - Think you know what it takes to get into the college of your dreams? From July 15 through September 30, students will have a chance to win an all-expenses-paid tour of the accredited U.S. college of their choice, thanks to the Dream College Tour Sweepstakes from Texas Instruments (TI) and The Princeton Review.

Students can register to win online at The Princeton Review (www.princetonreview.com) and TI Math Rocks (www.timathrocks.com) or by registering for free local educational seminars - The Best 368: Getting In - which reveal the secrets of finding, getting accepted and paying for their dream college.

One lucky student will win the Dream College Sweepstakes grand prize, an all-expense paid tour of a student's first-choice college. The prize-winner and his or her parents will receive travel, hotel and meals, as well as their own personal college tour guide, Robert Franek, renowned author of The Best 368 Colleges, the much-anticipated annual guidebook based on surveys of students about quality of life issues at the schools they attend.

Additionally, TI and The Princeton Review are giving away thousands of dollars worth of prizes. These include a weekly prize package that includes the TI-NspireTM graphing calculator and mini library of The Princeton Review's SAT* and ACT test preparation guide books, as well as a monthly prize of a free Princeton Review SAT* or ACT classroom course valued at more than $2,500. These resources give students a competitive edge on college admission exams that are a key part of gaining acceptance into their dream college.

The Best 368: Getting In seminars will be held nationally August 2 - 10 and will teach students and their families:

  • How to take control of your college search and not let it control you
  • The facts and rumors around college admissions
  • Tips for success on the SAT* and ACT
  • What will get you into college and when you should prepare.

    Visit www.PrincetonReview.com to find a local event.

    Students can register to win the Dream College Tour Sweepstakes every day through September 30, 2008.

    About Texas Instruments
    Education Technology, a business of Texas Instruments, provides a wide range of advanced tools connecting the classroom experience with real-world applications and enabling students and teachers to explore math and science interactively. Designed with leading educators and researchers, Texas Instruments educational technology and services are tested against recognized third-party research on effective instruction and improved student learning. Such research shows that use of graphing calculators and wireless classroom networks in the classroom helps teachers implement instructional strategies that lead to student collaboration, higher student interest, engagement and achievement in math. For more than 20 years, TI has worked closely with educators and administrators to develop student-focused curricular and supplemental classroom materials, and it supports the world's largest professional development organization for the appropriate use of educational technology. More information is available at education.ti.com.

    Texas Instruments (NYSE: TXN) helps customers solve problems and develop new electronics that make the world smarter, healthier, safer, greener and more fun. A global semiconductor company, TI innovates through manufacturing, design and sales operations in more than 25 countries. For more information, go to www.ti.com.

    Texas Instruments is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol TXN. More information is located on the World Wide Web at www.ti.com.

    About The Princeton Review
    The Princeton Review (Nasdaq: REVU) is a pioneer in the world of education. Founded in 1981 and headquartered in New York City, the Company offers private tutoring and classroom and online test preparation to help students improve their scores in college and graduate school admissions tests. The Company's free website, www.princetonreview.com, helps over half of university-bound students research, apply to, prepare for, and learn how to pay for their higher education. In addition, The Princeton Review works with school districts around the U.S. to measurably strengthen students' academic skills by connecting ongoing assessment with professional development and instruction and by providing districts with college and career resources for both students and guidance counselors. The Company also authors more than 200 print and software titles on test preparation, college and graduate school selection and admissions, and related topics. For more information, please visit www.princetonreview.com.

    * SAT is a registered trademark of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production or development of TI products.

    For more information:
    Mari Hancock
    GolinHarris for Texas Instruments
    713-513-9574
    mhancock@golinharris.com