017 Texas Instruments: A Legacy of Innovation and Community Service, with Peter Balyta

Peter Balyta, PhD will most certainly leave a STEM legacy to his own children and to millions of kids all over the world through his work as President of Educational Technology at Texas Instruments.

This episode is full of so much information, listeners will want to grab pen and paper to take notes as Peter shares important STEM resources.  What started with a kick in the head, this sports enthusiast details how he was shocked into the pursuit of knowledge during his high school years.  We are amazed at how often you can find this once math and science teacher out in the community encouraging students at robotics competitions and STEM events.  Balyta is certainly a STEM Rockstar who is Inspiring Generation STEM!

 

Show Notes

Peter Balyta, Ph.D., is vice president of academic engagement and corporate citizenship for Texas Instruments, and president of its Education Technology business. He is responsible for leading teams that focus on the mission of teaching, learning and being inspired by STEM subjects and the impact Texas Instruments makes in the communities in which it operates. This includes several groups and programs that span Texas Instruments, all of which aim to help students develop a strong educational foundation, setting them up for future success in a workforce that increasingly demands STEM skills.

 

Girl-Powered

STEM Behind Cool Careers

TI Robotics System Learning Kit

TI-Innovatorâ„¢ Rover

Python

 

Book recommendation:

Path to the Stars:  My Journey from Girl Scout to Rocket Scientist , by Sylvia Acevedo

 

Favorite quotes:

“The role of the teacher is to create the conditions for invention rather than provide ready-made knowledge,” by Seymour Papert

“If you only do what you can do, you will never be more than you are now,” by Master Shifu

             

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