National Instruments , the provider of platform-based systems that enable engineers and scientists to solve the world’s greatest engineering challenges, will recognize four decades of innovation in 2016. To commemorate the 40th anniversary of the company’s founding, the City of Austin has proclaimed May 14, 2016 to be NI Day. To celebrate, NI invites the Austin community to enjoy a free day at the Thinkery, where the next generation of engineers and scientists can learn, explore and innovate.
The Thinkery will be free and open to the public on Saturday, May 14 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. NI has proudly supported the Thinkery for many years because of their shared mission to provide engaging and educational STEM programs for the next generation of creative problem solvers.
“We are honored by the recognition of NI Day from the mayor’s office and the Austin community,” said Dr. James Truchard, president, CEO and cofounder of NI. “Since founding NI in Austin four decades ago, community has always been an important part of our culture. We will continue our support by sharing the excitement of engineering, science and technology for decades to come.”
Since the company was founded in 1976, NI technologies have helped engineers and scientists solve numerous engineering challenges and make a lasting impact on society. The billion dollar company now employs more than 2,500 Austin-area residents and operates in nearly 50 countries around the world.
“Austin has innovation in its DNA, and NI is a big reason why,” said Mayor Steve Adler. “A global technology industry leader with deep Austin rootsand a long history of giving to the community and empowering students in STEM education, NI is a true role model in Austin. As such, I am proud to declare May 14, 2016 as the official NI Day, recognizing the company’s pioneering technological advancements and leadership position in our increasingly connected world.”