Since 2012, Hitachi Vantara Santa Clara’s Community Action Committee has sponsored the Tech Challenge at The Tech Museum of Innovation in San Jose, California. Teams of students in grades 4-12 learn to use the engineering design process to solve a real-world problem. Participants (the students) spend months collaborating and becoming deeply engaged in the challenge while documenting their progress and designs. The program culminates in an exciting two-day showcase in March when teams put their solutions to the test in front of judges.
In addition to sponsoring the event, Hitachi Vantara employees also volunteer at the Tech Challenge. Volunteers can perform various roles including: Judging and Judging Support, Team Check-in, and General Event support.