About Us

Mission

The mission of The Infinity Project is to inspire young students to pursue advanced education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics through innovative curricula and project-based learning opportunities.

The Infinity Project was developed in 1999 by Southern Methodist University's Lyle School of Engineering and Texas Instruments - working in partnership with the U.S. Department of Education, the National Science Foundation and a world-class team of university faculty, teachers, working engineers and leading researchers.

The program was created to help close the gap between the number of engineering graduates we currently produce in the United States, and the large need for high-quality engineering graduates in the near future.  For our next generation of college graduates to be competitive in the global world of technology, we need to take steps now to encourage more young students to pursue engineering.

The Infinity Project provides cutting-edge curriculum, outstanding instructional materials, hands-on design projects, low-cost high impact classroom technology, and best-in-class professional development for educators.  Since its inception, The Infinity Project has trained over a thousand instructors - better preparing them to engage students in the fun and excitement of engineering.  The program is currently being used in hundreds of middle schools, high schools, and colleges in 38 states and has impacted thousands of students - more than half of who have been women and minorities.

The Infinity Project is a non-profit organization with a 501(c)(3) tax exempt status.

Did you know?

  • Fewer than 15 percent of all current high school graduates have the math and science background necessary to successfully pursue an engineering degree.
  • Only 2 out of every 100 high school graduates go on to earn engineering degrees.
  • Only 5 out of every 1,000 female or minority graduates become engineers.
  • Europe produces nearly 3 times as many engineering graduates as the United States.  Asia produces almost 5 times a many.
  • There are more than 350 outstanding programs at U.S. colleges and universities - all geared to help more high school graduates build successful careers in engineering.

Since its inception, The Infinity Project has certified over 1,000 instructors in 37 states and the District of Columbia. As a result, thousands of middle school and high school students have been exposed to the fun and excitement of engineering and are better prepared for college level STEM fields of study. Public, private and charter schools across the country are utilizing The Infinity Project to educate the innovators of the future.

Alabama
Alaska
Arkansas
Arizona
California
Colorado
Connecticut
District of Columbia
Florida

Georgia
Hawaii
Idaho
Illinois
Iowa
Kansas
Kentucky
Louisiana
Maryland

Massachusetts
Maine
Michigan
Mississippi
Missouri
Nevada
New Jersey
New Mexico
New York
North Carolina

Ohio
Oklahoma
Oregon
Pennsylvania
Tennessee
Texas
Utah
Virginia
West Virginia
Wisconsin

Dr. Delores M. Etter
Executive Director
Director, Caruth Institute for Engineering Education
Texas Instruments Distinguished Chair
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Rosemary G. Aguilar
Director, Professional Development and Curriculum
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Dianna L. McAtee
Director, Academic Relations and Marketing
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Since its inception in 1999, The Infinity Project has received key support for curriculum development, STEM educator professional development, program implementation and program dissemination from corporations, federal and state agencies, philanthropic organizations and universities.  These mutually beneficial partnerships ensure that Infinity Project instructors and students receive a relevant, impactful STEM education experience.

Corporations
•    National Instruments
•    Studica
•    Texas Instruments
•    Tyco Electronics

Federal and State Agencies
•    National Science Foundation
•    Office of Naval Research
•    Texas Educations Agency
•    Texas Engineering & Technical Consortium
•    U.S. Department of Education
•    U.S. Department of Labor

Philanthropic Organizations
•    Communities Foundation of Texas
•    The Houston Endowment Foundation

Universities
•    Baylor University
•    Georgia Institute of Technology
•    Lamar University
•    Prairie View A&M University
•    Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
•    Rice University
•    Santa Clara University
•    Southern Methodist University
•    St. Mary's University
•    Tarleton State University
•    Texas A&M University
•    Texas Woman's University
•    University of Central Florida
•    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
•    University of Michigan
•    University of Missouri, Rolla
•    University of Texas at Arlington
•    University of Texas at Austin
•    University of Texas at El Paso
•    University of Texas at San Antonio
•    University of Texas at Tyler

The Infinity Project's continued success relies upon the dedicated support and involvement of corporations, universities, secondary schools and federal agencies.  If you would like to get involved in supporting the Infinity Project, please contact us at ipmail@infinity-project.org.

The following marketing opportunities are available to communicate your involvement with The Infinity Project:
•    Presence on Web site
•    Presence on promotional materials
•    Distributed at trade shows
•    Mailed to all who request program information
•    Features and other acknowledgments in quarterly newsletter; more than 1,200 on opt-in list