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Our STEM initiative is changing the perspectives and the potential of students globally. Our program and teaching tool help inspire the next generation in classrooms — each experience creating a unique impact on the lives touched. Our work extends beyond the school day, channeling student discovery and promoting innovation by actively Inspiring the Next and Powering the Good for a better tomorrow. Due to the recent COVID-19 outbreak in the USA, Events in April across the US have been canceled. We will keep you informed as time passes. Click on NEWS to see our ongoing proactive efforts around the world.

Hitachi High-Tech America’s Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program Reacts to COVID-19 with Proactive Efforts

The Hitachi High-Tech America's Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program’s mission is to inspire the next generation of innovative science pioneers through the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math. Our commitment to developing STEM initiatives that empower future scientists, engineers is one we take very seriously, especially now with the current COVID-19 Pandemic that has grounded the world and many children’s education to a standstill.

Our work in our communities continues. In the San Francisco, California area, Diablo College professors are using the SEM to support and create content for students currently continuing their classes online. Farther north in Portland, Oregon, our outreach program partner, Jennifer Wells, is collecting student samples to help image and analyze with EDS then digitally send the data to the students so they can continue to prepare for a statewide competition - ISEF (International Science and Engineering Fair) later in the year.

In Australia, the SEM’s have been moved to various universities. In Queensland, Australia the SEM will be utilized at The University of Queensland Centre for Microscopy and Microanalysis CMM@UQ by Dr. Roger Wepf as part of the UQ efforts to combat the virus. In Victoria, an existing customer (S-4300SE), CSIRO – Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research has been asked to do urgent research on new materials for facemasks. Mr. Colin Veitch manager of the Microscopy Laboratory, will be using a Hitachi 4000PLUS SEM to do key research to help fight back the pandemic. This came about with Mr. Veitch knowing about the Inspire STEM Education Program being in the region and needing an SEM when their existing technology failed.

As COVID-19 is effecting us all, The Hitachi High-Tech America Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program is committed to continuing its work. This program is adapting with the time and gaining knowledge to provide innovating ways to help. This may be including online capability, live sessions for students or educators remotely and sharing resources to assist in providing materials for the virtual classroom that we are now seeing. Stay tuned for more information. To receive news on our continuing efforts or share resources please contact us at and please follow us on twitter @ Hitachi_STEM and website

City of STEM

LA's largest celebration of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math takes place the entire month of April with a series of amazing events and awesome activities throughout Los Angeles County. The community events highlight the ongoing importance that science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) have in the Los Angeles region. Throughout April, City of STEM partners will present science-themed happenings in communities around Southern CA, bringing STEM to the people of LA

Join all City of STEM partners at the Columbia Memorial Space Center to kick off a month filled with STEM all around Los Angeles. Mobile museums, live music, food trucks, panels and over 100 interactive booths - there’s something for everyone so bring the whole family. This is a FREE event!

New York Times Science Live Facebook Page Segment

On August 10, 2016, the New York Times live streamed a 25 minute segment aboard the BioBus in New York City. The segment featured specimens seen under Hitachi's TM3030Plus. To date, the segment has had over 44,000 views on the New York Times Science Live Facebook page.

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Hitachi’s Commitment

Hitachi’s Commitment

Our mission is to inspire, develop and attract the next generation of innovative pioneers through the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics that is essential to deliver innovative solutions for our future.

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