A Message from Peter Balyta, President of TI Ed Tech
As president of Texas Instruments Education Technology, my goal is to provide the best technology and resources to help students develop a strong foundation in math and science, setting them up for success in the classroom, college and into their careers.
As a former teacher of middle and high school mathematics, and a parent to two teenagers, I know one of the biggest challenges we face is getting students excited about learning the fundamentals of mathematics and science. Too often, kids find these concepts boring and too difficult, so they give up.
If we want to attract the best and brightest minds into fields that will move us forward, we must keep students engaged in STEM subjects. There isn’t one product or practice alone that can accomplish this. It takes a holistic approach to ensure both educators and students have the tools and information they need to succeed.
TI is here to help educators, and parents, every step of the way with our portfolio of education technology products, free lessons, unsurpassed customer service as well as countless opportunities to support educator growth and professional development.
We are also hard at work creating new programs and activities that connect math and science to real life - the things that students are interested in – to get them excited about learning STEM subjects.
At TI, we are committed to transforming the way teachers teach and students learn STEM to inspire future generations of innovators, problem-solvers and critical thinkers and make the world a better place.
Thanks for helping us in this endeavor,
Peter Balyta, Ph.D.
Texas Instruments Incorporated
Vice President, Academic Engagement and Corporate Citizenship
President, Education Technology
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 TI makes in the communities in which it operates. This includes several groups and programs that span TI, 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:
- Education Technology, a global business that delivers market-leading science and math learning products, teacher professional development and classroom resources for the K12 market.
- The university program, which works with university engineering faculty and students to facilitate the inclusion of TI technology in the learning experience.
- Collaboration with university engineering research faculty to work on life-improving research projects.
- Corporate citizenship, which is accountable for the company’s social, environmental and economic impact around the world through community and employee engagement and philanthropy. This includes investments that improve access to education and STEM subjects.
Before starting his career at TI in 2000, Balyta was a mathematics educator, math and science district supervisor and a TI Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) instructor. In his roles at TI, he has brought his enthusiasm and experience from the classroom to support and drive TI’s education vision of equipping and inspiring future generations of leaders and engineers.
Balyta holds a Ph.D. in mathematics and technology education from McGill University; a master of science in mathematics from Concordia University; and a master of business administration from the University of Texas at Dallas. He remains an educator at heart and is passionate about engaging today’s students in STEM subjects to build the problem-solving and critical thinking skills needed for tomorrow’s workforce.