NXP® Foundation

A nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization

We are dedicated to promoting advancement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education globally.

Our Mission

We live in a technology-driven world where our lives can be made safer and more productive through modern electronics. In an effort to continue to drive the most innovative solutions for a better future, we promote STEM education across the globe.

Our main goals are to develop strong youth STEM programs and encourage innovation that makes a difference in the world.

Whether we’re working with our youth STEM programs on robotics and the science behind model rockets, networking with other lead companies in the tech industry, or collaborating with leading universities in STEM fields, we encourage innovation.


Previous Events

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NXP FIRST in Texas/UIL State Championship

On May 19–20, 2017, the NXP Foundation was a copresenting sponsor for FIRST in the Texas/UIL State Championship. FIRST in Texas aims to inspire young people to be science and technology leaders. This event included robotics, Lego, and tech competitions for young students in grades 9–12.

By investing in Texas students’ FIRST program participation, we address the growing demands of the STEM workforce.

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Girlstart Donation Drive

The NXP Foundation is a proud sponsor of Girlstart, a non-profit organization headquartered here in Austin, Texas, that runs innovative camps and other nationally recognized STEM education programs that inspire and educate young girls interested in STEM fields.

NXP held a donation drive from June 12–30, 2017, to support these camps with simple project supplies that help their camp participants gain hands-on experience and learn about science and math.

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NXP Foundation Women’s STEM Leadership Forum & Student Achievement Award

On October 25, 2017, in Austin, Texas, the NXP Foundation hosted the Women’s STEM Leadership Forum to honor the best and brightest young women and their academic and innovative achievements. In addition to an exceptional line-up of speakers and panel discussions, the Forum offered attendees an extraordinary opportunity for professional interaction and dialogue with top female technology leaders.

As the capstone to this event, the NXP Foundation recognized ten outstanding students with the Women’s STEM Student Achievement Award. This award, carried a cash prize ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 and important recognition of each winner's achievements, imagination, and commitment to making the world a better place.

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Girlstart Game Changers Annual Luncheon

Girlstart's mission is to empower girls in science, technology, engineering, and math. Last fall, NXP served as the presenting sponsor at the Girlstart's Game Changers Annual Luncheon.

The Game Changers Annual Luncheon honors women who have made a significant impact in STEM on the local or national level and who serve as role models for young women in STEM. The event’s mission is to support STEM education and raise critical funds to advance Girlstart’s core initiatives, including free after- school STEM programs.