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Texas Instruments President Melendy Lovett Wins National Award For Outstanding Leadership in Scientific Community

Council of Scientific Society Presidents Recognizes Influence of “We All Use Math Every Day” Initiative to Improve Math Achievement

Jun 7, 2006

DALLAS, (June 7, 2006) - Melendy Lovett, president of Texas Instruments (TI) Education and Productivity Solutions, has received the Council of Scientific Society Presidents (CSSP) Citation for Leadership and Achievement in recognition of her contributions to improving math and science education through the "We All Use Math Every Day™" nationwide initiative.

CSSP awards the annual Citation for Leadership and Achievement to honor leaders who merit recognition for special accomplishments in the past year in support of scientific research. The award winner is nominated by a member of the board of presidents and selected based on special contributions to the scientific community as a president of an organization.

"Ms. Lovett has dedicated her career to improving the math and science education of our world’s future leaders," said CSSP President Martin Apple. "We are honored to recognize her outstanding, bold and creative leadership in raising the public stature of math education and continuing to raise the bar of excellence in learning."

Under Lovett's leadership, TI developed the "We All Use Math Every Day" initiative in association with CBS and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM) to help educators inspire students to achieve more in math. The initiative provides free online classroom activities based on the math used to solve crimes in the hit CBS TV show "NUMB3RS" and demonstrates to students how complex math concepts apply in real life.

Since "We All Use Math Every Day" launched in September 2005, more than 25,000 educators – reaching approximately three million students – have registered to receive the classroom activities. Each week, thousands of supporters are downloading the activities from www.cbs.com/numb3rs/ti

Lovett said, "It is a real honor to be recognized for such a prestigious award. I am proud to be a part of TI's ongoing commitment to finding creative and effective ways to advocate for a strong math and science education.

"Many students only take required math courses or get frustrated with the challenges of the subject matter and lose interest. However, there is no reason students should graduate from school thinking they are not good at math. My goal for initiatives like 'We All Use Math Every Day' is to inspire all students to achieve their full potential and become the technology innovators of tomorrow by making math and science more engaging," she said.

About Melendy Lovett
Lovett leads TI’s worldwide business unit focused on market-leading education technology designed to improve the teaching and learning of math and science. More than just bringing innovative TI education products into classrooms, she has focused on using research to promote initiatives that are proven to benefit student achievement.

Among her many accomplishments, Lovett is the first woman in Texas Instruments’ history to be named business unit president and is a founder of the Women of Texas Instruments Fund, an organization that champions math, science and technology education opportunities for young women.

Lovett joins an esteemed group of CSSP award recipients, including past winners such as Jane Lubchenco, President of the International Council of Scientific Unions; Norm Augustine, CEO, Lockheed-Martin; Harold Shapiro, President, Princeton University; Daniel Goldin, Administrator, NASA; and Pete Domenici, Chair, Senate Budget Committee.

About Texas Instruments
Educational & Productivity Solutions, 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, 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 collaborative technology in the classroom helps teachers implement instructional strategies that lead to higher student interest, engagement and achievement in mathematics.* For more than 15 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 www.education.ti.com.

Texas Instruments Incorporated provides innovative DSP and analog technologies to meet our customers’ real world signal processing requirements.  In addition to Semiconductor, the company includes the Educational & Productivity Solutions business.  TI is headquartered in Dallas, Texas , and has manufacturing, design or sales operations in more than 25 countries.
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