Intel Corporation

“Through our ongoing efforts in education, we know that hands-on learning inspires interest in science, technology, engineering and math." 

- Brian Krzanich, CEO

Why is your company signing the Commitment to Excellence?

Intel believes that young people are the key to solving global challenges.  A solid math and science foundation coupled with skills such as critical thinking, collaboration and problem solving are crucial for their success. That is why we get directly involved today in education programs, advocacy, and technology access to enable tomorrow’s innovators.

Intel has invested over $1 billion and Intel employees have donated over 5 million hours in the past decade toward improving education in more than 70 countries.

What are your company’s specific PreK-12 STEM interests (e.g. computer programming, robotics, engineering, etc.)?

Our U.S. STEM-education programs include:

  • Teacher Professional Development (Intel Teach)
  • Intel Math
  • Science Competitions (Intel ISEF & STS)
  • Maker Faire
  • Intel Computer Clubhouse Network
  • Intel Education K-12 Tools and Resources
  • Intel Higher Education Program
  • The Intel Global Challenge
  • Other Education Initiatives (Advocacy and Collaborations)
    • Change the Equation
    • Common Core
  • Intel Involved Volunteer Matching Grants

What PreK-12 STEM programs, particularly those contained in STEMworks, does your company support?

Design Squad (original funder), Engineering is Elementary (original funder), Full Option Science System (FOSS) – Washington state deployment, Girlstart After School and Summer Program (Austin), Intel Math program, Project Lead the Way, RoboRave international, Science Buddies 

Please share ways in which your company collaborates with state/local organizations or other companies around STEM learning.

Change the Equation

Intel is a founding partner of Change the Equation, a national and state driven initiative to support and promote STEM education in the United States.  Initiated by President Obama, Change the Equation is a CEO peer-to-peer network whose mission is to align the efforts of corporations, federal, state and local governments and foundations to ensure that STEM investments, public and private, add up to measurable growth towards five key goals.  As a founding partner, Intel has played an integral role in its development, dedicating both its time and resources to ensure Change the Equation becomes a driving force in STEM education. 

Common Core State Standards

For the past 20 years, Intel has been a leading corporate advocate calling for higher standards and more rigorous assessments. The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) Initiative, led by the National Governors and the Council of Chief State School Officers, has produced K–12 standards in the foundational subjects of mathematics and English language arts that create a baseline of proficiency to reflect the realities of today’s university and career environments. The standards were developed in collaboration with teachers, school administrators, and experts, to provide a clear and consistent framework to prepare our children for college and the workforce.  Intel has demonstrated its support for this effort through advocacy, policy, parent education information sessions and communication materials.


Intel also participates in STEM, Workforce and industry councils in our major sites in Austin, Arizona, New Mexico, Oregon, California, Colorado and Massachusetts