STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) education is becoming increasingly important as STEAM jobs are growing and as technology becomes integrated into all kinds of occupations. Encouraging STEAM education from an early age can reduce gender and minority gaps in these fields and foster critical thinking and innovation.
Supporting STEAM education initiatives allows Hitachi employees to share their expertise with the next generation. These activities can cultivate excellent young leaders and inspire children and young adults to start careers in STEAM fields.
Hitachi group companies across the country further STEAM education initiatives by donating their time, money and resources. You can read more about our activities in the spotlights below.
Hitachi Vantara’s Santa Clara office volunteers at the Tech Museum of Innovation’s Tech Challenge each March.
Hitachi Cable Indiana participated in the All Girls Auto Know event in Louisville, Kentucky, which promoted the importance of women in the auto industry.
For the last ten years, the Hitachi Southern California Regional Community Action Committee has sponsored STEAM education for No Limits for Deaf Children, a non-profit in Los Angeles.
Hitachi High Technologies America’s Inspire STEM education program brings a portable version of their scanning electron microscope to schools, museums, community programs and conferences.
The Hitachi Southern California Regional Community Action Committee provides scholarships for the five winning team members of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s Regional Science Bowl.
Part of Hitachi’s Environmental Vision 2050 is to realize a harmonized society with nature by minimizing our impact on natural capital. In addition to reducing our burden at factories and offices, Hitachi employees also volunteer time and donate money to environmental causes.
Hitachi sponsors environmental education in local communities and supports environmental clean-ups and land preservation. These activities are valuable because they allow our employees and members of the local community to spend time in nature while giving back.
Hitachi group companies are setting aside land for preservation and restoration on their properties.
The Southern California Regional Community Action Committee sponsored an ecotour for K-5th grade students through TreePeople, an environmental non-profit based in Los Angeles.
Hitachi Computer Products America and Hitachi Vantara created an outdoor classroom and garden at Kennedy Elementary School in Norman, Oklahoma.
Hitachi develops relationships in our local communities by supporting initiatives that contribute to the resolution of social issues. Hitachi group companies always aim to develop relationships of mutual trust with their communities by helping to solve ongoing issues, like hunger and poverty, and stepping in during emergencies, like natural disasters.
Hitachi employees work together to select causes that are most important to them and provide funding, volunteer hours and additional resources. Each location’s giving is autonomous, which allows employees to tackle issues that are important in their own area.
For the last 19 years, Hitachi group companies throughout North America have given back to their local communities through a food drive, raising over $1 million and collecting over 667,000 pounds of food since 2000.
Hitachi America, Ltd. supported and sponsor a team to walk at the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night event in Sleepy Hollow, NY.
Group companies across the country collected toys and gifts for underserved families in their region during the holidays.
Hitachi America’s Digital Solutions Division employees donated money and volunteered at Rady Children’s Hospital’s Light the Way celebration for families who need to spend the holidays in the hospital.