Education Technology

Rare Diseases,
Hopeful Research

Students explore, observe and reason with the
STEM practices of medical research.

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Inspiring careers that improve lives

Texas Instruments and Sanford Health, a nationally renowned non-profit healthcare system, are collaborating to produce STEM Behind Health, a series of free activities for TI-Nspire™ technology. Each activity puts your students on the leading edge of medical research and challenges them to think critically about practical applications of science, technology, engineering and math. The activities present important STEM concepts in the context of real people coping with real diseases — a deeply meaningful perspective that can inspire students to pursue educations and careers that change lives for the better.

A deeply relevant look at STEM

Peter Balyta, Ph.D., president of Texas Instruments Education Technology, introduces STEM Behind Health, a series of TI-Nspire™ activities that encourage students to engage in the math and science of research into disease causes, treatments and potential cures.

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Previously released activities

Breast Cancer:
When Good DNA Goes Bad

This TI Nspire™ problem-based learning simulation takes students
inside the real world of cancer research, diagnostics and treatment.

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Diabetes Research:
Beta Cells and Box Plots

Engage your students in scientific procedures and statistical analyses
that are pointing researchers toward a cure for type 1 diabetes.

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Type 1 Diabetes:
Managing a critical ratio

An essential math principle,
the key to controlling blood sugar

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