STEM Alliance Webinar: Careers to shape the future of technology

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TI's Education Technology and resources help students build a strong foundation in math and science or STEM, setting them up for success in the classroom, schools and beyond. Texas Instruments approaches the challenge of employability of young people from schools to university and early career in a holistic way, working at all steps of the education path.

For higher education, the TI University Program establishes an intersection between TI technology, educators and the engineers of tomorrow, bridging the gap between the industry and academic world. Many universities offer outreach programs, summer camps and more opportunities to connect with secondary schools.

TI is present at all levels of education, helping students and educators to explore math and science, at the same time that is raising pupils and teachers' awareness on STEM careers from an early age. The unique international T3 (Teachers Teaching with Technology™) network for teachers, supported by TI Education Technology, makes it possible for educators to share teaching ideas, visions and strategy among the educational math, science and STEM world.

Participants to the webinar will be able to learn more about the study paths at higher education level and how TI supports universities to be in line with the latest technology and industry needs in terms of skills. At a higher education level, European graduate students complain that the knowledge provided at universities does not always match with the requirements demanded by industry. TI's university program works with educators, researchers and students to make sure that they can get access to the latest technologies and demands that industry requires, supporting their teaching and research labs, design projects and course curricula. 

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Nuria Llin is Manager for Texas Instruments University Program (www.ti.com/university) in Europe, Middle East and Africa. She is responsible for the development and implementation of marketing programs for education, working closely with university professors, researchers, curriculum decision-makers and educational partners.

Since 2015 she is collaborating with DG Connect (European Commission) in the digital skills strategies implemented by the Commission to address the gap between industry and education. In addition, she volunteers in the Women Initiative within TI, which focuses on promoting diversity in the electronics industry and advancement of women in this field. 

Nuria holds a Master of Science in Telecommunications Engineering, in addition to a Master of Arts in European Studies (Policy Officer in European and International Organisations).

Stephan Griebel is working at Texas Instruments Education Technology since 1997. Currently he is Director for Business Development and Alliances Europe for educational solutions for inquiry based learning in K-12. In his role he is driving the further development of the educator network T3 - Teachers Teaching with Technology™. He is also responsible for deepening the relationship with content providers like publishers and other partners in educational industry. Main focus however is the close cooperation with Ministries of Education about the advancement and development of Math, Science and STEM curricula.

Since 2010 Stephan is member of the Board of Initiative D21, a German non-profit organization located in Berlin offering a platform for IT industry and politics with the focus of Germany's further evolution into the digital age. At Initiative D21 Stephan is leading the workgroup for education.

Prior to his career at Texas Instruments Education Technology Stephan was working as a teacher at Gymnasium level holding Master of Education (Staatsexamen) for Mathematics and Physics.

About Texas Instruments

Texas Instruments Incorporated (TI) is a global semiconductor design and manufacturing company that develops analog ICs and embedded processors. By employing the world's brightest minds, TI creates innovations that shape the future of technology. TI is helping more than 100,000 customers transform the future, today. 
 
TI believes that education has the power to transform lives.  Employees with diverse backgrounds and viewpoints drive deeper levels of innovation, making our products more competitive and creating a more collaborative and inclusive culture. These basic principles drive us to look for partnerships and initiatives that align with our vision.
 

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