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Texas Instruments Addresses Education Challenges with the Appointment of Dr. Richard Schaar, Senior Vice President, as Math and Science Education Policy Advisor

Apr 27, 2004

DALLAS (April 27, 2004) -- Texas Instruments Incorporated announced today the appointment of Senior Vice President Dr. Richard Schaar to the position of math and science education policy advisor for the corporation.

In this role, Dr. Schaar will develop strategy and guide implementation of the company’s programs to increase the number and the abilities of high school graduates with interest in collegiate studies in science, mathematics and engineering. Dr. Schaar will work in concert with senior management of the corporation and with members of the Board of Trustees of the Texas Instruments Foundation.

“Richard Schaar is recognized in business and in academia as one of the leading authorities in America on the subject of math and science education,” said incoming TI President and CEO Rich Templeton. “We are fortunate that he will commit his talents to the development of education policies that better serve students and our society in expanding basic capacities for research and innovation.”

Prior to this appointment Dr. Schaar served as President of TI’s Education & Productivity Solutions business, with worldwide responsibility for TI’s leadership position in educational technology and professional development of educators. An active leader in educational reform, Dr. Schaar chairs the National Science Teacher's Association's Corporate Advisory Group, and sits on the Mathematics Association of America's National Advisory Committee for the Preparing Mathematicians to Educate Teachers (PMET) initiative.

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