Each year the gap between qualified STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) graduates and STEM job openings grows. By 2018, 1.2 million STEM job openings will exist with only 200,000 graduates to fill them. In an effort to shrink the gap, President Obama issued a call to action that urges the business community to get involved and help engage students in STEM.
Hitachi has stepped up and is at the forefront of the Educate to Innovate initiative with the help of their TM3000, a state-of-the-art microscope which they are putting directly in the hands of America’s youth. By making the TM3000 available to students and increasing their inquisitiveness about STEM, Hitachi is creating more STEM professionals and helping the U.S. remain a leader of innovation.