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,
About Peter Balyta
Peter Balyta, Ph.D., leads academic engagement for Texas Instruments, serving as president of TI Education Technology and managing the company’s engineering workforce development program. Dr. Balyta also leads TI’s university research program, which involves partnering with engineering schools on research projects in life-improving areas from energy harvesting to automotive safety.
Balyta joined Texas Instruments in 2000, and brings his experience from the classroom and his key leadership roles in marketing, sales and product strategy to support TI’s education vision of equipping and inspiring future generations of engineers. Prior to joining TI, he was a mathematics educator, math and science district supervisor and a Teachers Teaching with Technology™ (T³™) instructor.
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 is passionate about engaging students in STEM subjects and helping them build the problem solving and critical thinking skills needed to become the innovators of tomorrow.