$5M In STEM Grants Awarded By Texas Instruments

Lancaster ISD Education Foundation and Board of Trustee Ellen Clark (Place 7) presents checks funded by a 4 year initative from Texas Instruments.

Texas Instruments Awards STEM Grants To Dallas Area Non-profits

LANCASTER—This week, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson congratulated Texas Instruments on its longstanding commitment to STEM education.

Texas Instruments whose headquarters are located in the 30th congressional district, on awarding $5.4 million in grants to improve kindergarten through 12th grade science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.

“I want to thank Texas Instruments for supporting STEM education right here in the Dallas area,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “I have seen this Dallas based company grow and evolve over the last 50 years to become a global leader in the technology sector. They have continually invested in STEM and STEM education so that the next generation of students will be prepared to innovate and compete for the jobs of the future. These grants will be instrumental in educating students in the Dallas area. These grants also will provide for better training for teachers so that they can properly prepare our future scientists, engineers, and inventors.”

Texas Instruments’ will be giving $5.4 million through its 2016 Power of STEM grants in Texas, California, and Maine. Nearly $5 million was awarded to Texas area nonprofit organizations engaged in improving student success and teacher effectiveness in K-12 STEM education.

In particular, Texas Instruments prioritized support for programs that reach female and underrepresented minority students.

Recipients of the Power of STEM grants include:

*Southern Methodist University for middle school science teacher training

*Teach for America for Dallas area schools

*National Math and Science Initiative for the College Readiness Program in Dallas and Garland

*UT San Antonio for the TexPREP pre-engineering program

*National Alliance for Partnerships in Equity for gender equity teacher training in Mesquite

*Local school district foundations in Dallas, Garland, Lancaster, Mesquite, Plano, and Richardson

U.S. Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson is the highest-ranking Texan on the House Committee on Transportation & Infrastructure and a senior member of the Science Committee. She represents the 30th Congressional District of Texas, which, includes Downtown Dallas, Fair Park, Oak Lawn, Turtle Creek,Old East Dallas, Pleasant Grove, & South Oak Cliff; all of Balch Springs, DeSoto, Hutchins, Lancaster & Wilmer and parts of Cedar Hill, Duncanville, Ferris, Glenn Heights and Ovilla.