NI Announces 2021 Grant Recipients to Advance Diversity and Equity in STEM Education
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These six donations are part of NI’s Corporate Giving Program, through which the company provides selected nonprofits with one-year grants.
NI is proud to announce the following 2021 grantees, all of whom share the company’s commitment to increase access to STEM education for underrepresented and economically disadvantaged students:
Central Texas: An organization dedicated to creating a path to and through college for students who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree.
- Girlstart: A organization focused on increasing girls’ interest and engagement in STEM through innovative, nationally recognized informal STEM education programs.
- Huston-Tillotson University’s AusPREP: A prefreshman engineering program committed to educating students through learning modules such as problem solving, physics, probability and logic.
Austin'sofficial bilingual STEM education nonprofit empowering all girls to innovate through media and technology. National Alliance for Partnershipsin Equity (NAPE): An organization committed to building educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity. Texas Alliance for Minoritiesin Engineering (TAME): An organization that inspires and equips students from underrepresented groups to pursue careers in STEM by creating partnerships among educators, industry, government and families.
Building upon decades of giving in its local communities, NI has evolved its Corporate Giving Program and annual grant application process to closely align to its recently announced 2030 corporate impact strategy, Engineering Hope. This strategy outlines 15 aspirational goals and commitments aligned to three key pillars:
- Changing the Faces of Engineering: Diversifying NI’s workforce and investing in STEM education that diversifies the engineering talent pipeline.
- Building an
Equitable and Thriving Society: Promoting wellbeing and equitable access to opportunity among NI employees and local communities.
- Engineering a Healthy Planet: Reducing the environmental impact of NI operations and products and empowering development of green technologies.
Additionally, NI is working toward a 2+1 Giving Pledge, which states that, by 2030, the company will give two percent of its annual, pretax profits to charitable causes in the form of monetary and product donations or discounts. And each year, NI employees will spend one percent of their work hours volunteering in their communities.
“At NI, we are committed to putting our people, products and philanthropic capital to work where they can make the greatest impact on our society and our planet,” said
The announcement of its 2021 grantees follows NI’s commitment earlier this year to invest
For additional details on NI’s corporate impact strategy, visit https://www.ni.com/en-us/about-ni/corporate-impact.html.
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