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Inspire STEM Education is transforming the ways of imparting education and exploring the true potential of the students all over the globe. Our learning labs are giving students a peek of science that leaves a unique mark on their lives, thus inspiring them to be tomorrow’s inventors. We don’t limit ourselves to the classrooms; rather, we believe that the whole world is a huge classroom. Our program is making news wherever we go!


TM4000Plus II

Hitachi continues to improve upon its Tabletop microscope technologies. These Developments allow uses to perform easy and quick imaging without special sample Preparation
The microscopes are designed for use by both experienced and novice users. The TM Series microscopes are widely used for STEM education initiatives around the world.

Read our brochure here to learn more about our latest technology.

Hitachi High-Tech America Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program History & Capabilities

In 2011, Hitachi High-Tech America embarked on an ambitious mission: to inspire the next generation of innovative science pioneers through the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). As a global leader in the electron microscope industry, we worked with national organizations and leaders like Change the Equation and The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network, to develop a program that provides access to our portable Tabletop Scanning Electron Microscope in the classroom. This program provides an interactive hands-on, project-based experience for learning electron microscopy and nanotechnology.

As the world changes, The HTA Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program is committed to making an impact on being a resource for education. With this the Remote Expansion for virtual learning as been developed and launched for the upcoming school year.

The Inspire STEM Program’s ultimate goal is to inspire a new generation of achievement in science education and to ensure that students have the skills they need to meet the evolving demands of our future global workforce.

Real World Applications

We open the micro-world as an exciting, hands-on, active learning resource for students that can inspire a lifelong interest in STEM. Our teaching tools provide an opportunity to incorporate nanotechnology and microscopy into the classroom.

Biosciences uses TM Series microscopes to characterize and classify mites and insects to protect our food chain.

Material Science
TM series microscopes assist in developing nanomaterials such as carbon composites, which allow planes to have less weight, more structural integrity, and an ability to fly longer distances.

The TM Series is used in manufacturing better drug-eluting/polymeric coatings, which help increase patient longevity.

Thinking Through the SHIFT to Online Learning

The shift has happened, education is moving forward and the Hitachi High-Tech America’s Inspire STEM Education Program is adjusting to be more than a change leader in education but a key contributor within it. It was necessary to listen to the input of our communities and what was heard was clear: there is a forced shift in education to remote/online learning and teachers are overwhelmed and on information overload. To be effective, the Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program needed to figure out how to support educators as they transform brick and mortar classrooms in schools to immediate full time virtual learning environments with a blended learning environment to start the new school year, which will be both person to person and virtual teaching and learning.

Hitachi High-Tech America’s Inspire STEM Education Outreach Program

The Hitachi High-Tech America’s Inspire STEM Education Outreach Programs’ mission is to inspire the next generation of innovative science pioneers through the advancement of science, technology, engineering, and math.

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.

The First Hitachi High Technologies America Electron Microscopy Annual Fellowship for Clemson University Awarded

Clemson, South Carolina, October 21, 2014 - Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (HTA) has awarded $20,000 to the first recipient of the Hitachi High Technologies America Electron Microscopy Annual Fellowship, available to College of Engineering and Science graduate students at Clemson University who use electron microscopy in their studies. HTA has pledged $100,000 over five years to the fellowship with an option to extend the program. The fellowship is worth $20,000 to each recipient, and the money comes with no restrictions. The fellowship has extended HTA's long-standing STEM Outreach effort from K-12 to higher education.

For more information, see the media release from Clemson University from the link.

Mountain Home School Charter enjoyed their time with the TM3000 on their campus!

See the article written about the student experience!

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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