ANNOUNCEMENT: HTA EDUCATIONAL OUTREACH WEBSITE
Launch Date: August 1, 2012
Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (HTA) announces the initial launch of a new outreach web site in support of our commitment to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) education.
The purpose of this website is to create a resource center to promote our specific educational programs and participation in U.S. STEM initiatives. Our key program utilizes electron microscopy to motivate and engage students in science. The primary objectives of the website include:
- Create a resource center for educators to obtain and share STEM related teaching tools
- Highlight electron microscopy and the TM3000 as a tool for STEM
- Promote and track our STEM initiatives and events
Upon this initial launch, the overall site design “look and feel” is complete. We anticipate adding final functionality requirements (teaching tools/ events filtering, login/registration and content management) within August, 2012.
Why STEM Education?
“Reaffirming and strengthening America’s role as the world’s engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation is essential to meeting the challenges of this century,” said President Obama. “That’s why I am committed to making the improvement of STEM education over the next decade a national priority.”
STEM education is critical to the future of our country. By 2018, experts predict the U.S. will have 1.2 million job openings in STEM-related occupations—but only 200,000 new graduates will have the skills to fill them. We can do better. We can’t miss this chance to change the future. HTA is working to inspire a new generation of achievement in STEM education. It’s more important than ever.
Our mission is to inspire the next generation of innovative pioneers through the advancement of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Together we work with Change The Equation and The National Nanotechnology Infrastructure Network to promote STEM education nationally.
For more information contact the microsite team: Robert Gordon, Chad Ostrander, and Kyoko Ramirez.