What We Do
Founded in 2013, the Freescale Foundation is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to promoting science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for K-12 students in the communities where Freescale employees live and work. Whether it is unveiling the fun science behind model rockets, the engineering that enables robots or the technology that drives automotive advancement, the foundation aims to empower the innovators of tomorrow.
Why STEM Education?
It's no secret that there is an alarming shortage of STEM experts. This problem is especially pronounced among women and disadvantaged groups. In a time when technology is crucial to our success, the world faces the threat of not having the skilled minds needed to solve tomorrow's greatest challenges.
STEM education begins by sparking kids' interest in technical subjects, and continues by giving them the skills and resources they need to follow their dreams.
The Austin Marathon, presented by Freescale, and Fitness of the Mind
Freescale uses its sponsorship of the Austin Marathon to build awareness for the Freescale Foundation and STEM education. This year, we are excited to announce the Freescale Foundation is contributing all marathon fundraising proceeds to FIRST in Texas to support robotics programs. While runners from around the world gather in Austin to test their physical fitness, the Freescale Foundation is working with FIRST in Texas to help kids develop mental fitness through STEM education.