President recognizes STEM initiatives

Today President Barack Obama will honor 108 award-winning teachers, highlight the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) UTeach program and its supporters, and announce the second cohort of universities replicating the UTeach program. Texas Instruments Chief Executive Officer Rich Templeton will join a small group meeting with the President and meet with Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to discuss STEM education.

Started at the University of Texas at Austin in 1997, UTeach has increased the number of STEM teachers. The expansion of the "UTeach" program will prepare over 4,500 STEM undergraduates as new math and science teachers by 2015 and 7,000 by 2018.

In 2009, TI and the TI Foundation contributed a total of approximately $25 million in grants and other gifts to schools, colleges and educational programs. For more information on TI's support of STEM education, visit