School has started, homework is flowing, and kids are learning. And this means that parents are doing homework too. What? I know it is not only me. My girls have just started 6th grade. One of the items listed on their school supplies list was a TI-34 scientific calculator.  I was excited that they would be able to use them. My graphing calculator was easily my favorite school supply. However, it looks like they will have to wait a while longer. So many students at the school had trouble getting the calculators that they took them off the list. That is sad, but unfortunately many students may go through similar.

Texas Instruments is now helping some families, and students by supplying a few TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition or TI-Nspire CX calculators for giveaway during our upcoming Twitter Party. And Kim over at The Maker Mom is also giving away a couple. And that’s not all. Read her blog for more information on how Texas Instruments is supplying a classroom full of calculators!

Join Our Texas Instruments Back to School #STEMchat

When: Tuesday, September 16, 2014 at 9 pm ET/8 pm CT

Where: On Twitter at #STEMchat

Why: Chat with us about kids in STEM, and have a chance to win great prizes including the TI-84 Plus C Silver Edition or TI-Nspire CX.


Meet the #STEMchat Panelists

  • Emily Calandrelli, @EmCalSpaceGal, a rising star and former STEM Girl Friday, will make her first appearance as a panelist. With a master’s degree from MIT in Aeronautics and Astronautics as well as Technology and Policy she knows a thing or two about STEM. Her new show launches this month.
  • Kelly Kutach, @TIKellyK, a former classroom teacher and current math education specialist at Texas Instruments.
  • Kris Cain, @LittleTechGirl, a digital lifestyle expert, blogger at Little Tech Girl and mom to two sets of  of STEM-loving twins.
  • Leticia Barr, @TechSavvyMama, a mom of 2 elementary aged children who uses her experience as a former teacher and technology specialist for a large DC Metro school to champion STEM learning in her own kids while providing tips for her TechSavvyMama.com readers on integrating STEM into family life.
  • Shelly Kramer, @ShellyKramer, is the founder + CEO of V3 Integrated Marketing. She is a brand strategist serving clients in both the B2B and B2C space. She’s also the mother of four daughters and passionate about STEM education and opportunities for girls.
  • Texas Instruments Education Technology,  @TICalculators.
  • Kim Moldofsky, @KimMoldofsky, is a mom of teen boys who is passionate about sharing ideas and resources to raise kids who love STEM. She can also be found at @STEMchat if her personal account lands her in Twitter jail.


Disclosure: This post and Twitter party are both sponsored by Texas Instruments. All opinions are my own.