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On Tuesday, July 16, Hitachi and Challenge Camps are holding a special program at the camp which is located at School of the Holy Child in Rye, NY to introduce students to the world of nanotechnology using Hitachi’s TM3000 Scanning Electron Microscope, which is capable of magnification of up to 30,000 times. Hitachi’s TM3000 is a highly portable, easy to use yet extremely powerful scanning electron microscope that is frequently used for research in the medical, aerospace, automotive and semiconductor industries. It is also a valuable piece of equipment used in the study of forensics, biology, geology, archeology and oceanography. Since 2009, Hitachi High Technologies America has earmarked a number of these microscopes (which cost approx. $72,000 each) to be loaned out to schools, colleges and summer camps as part of its contribution to improving science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education in the United States.

Hitachi's TM3000 Scanning Electron Microscope (Photo: Business Wire)

Hitachi's TM3000 Scanning Electron Microscope (Photo: Business Wire)

Challenge Camps encourage and promote children who have a sincere passion for science and math. According to Carole Berman, Camp Director, “The Challenge Camp course, Adventures in the Lab, stimulates and encourages a love of science. Microscopy enables campers to enhance their ability to examine their life science experiments. We are very excited that Hitachi is providing this wonderful opportunity to our campers.”

Improving America’s STEM education is one of President Obama’s top priorities. Last July, President Obama announced a new plan to create a national STEM Teacher Corps. At the Third Annual White House Science Fair, held in April 2013, President Obama said, “One of the things that I’ve been focused on as President is how we create an all-hands-on-deck approach to science, technology, engineering, and math… We need to make this a priority to train an army of new teachers in these subject areas, and to make sure that all of us as a country are lifting up these subjects for the respect that they deserve.” In 2009, the President launched the “Educate to Innovate” initiative aimed at improving American education ahead of other countries in science and math achievement. One outgrowth of this initiative is “Change the Equation,” a nonprofit, nonpartisan, CEO-led initiative that is mobilizing the business community to improve the quality of STEM learning in the United States. Hitachi has been a member of this organization since 2011.

In fact, the most recent data from the Trends in International Mathematics and Science Study reveal that several nations are well ahead of the U.S. in terms of the number of students who are scoring at the highest levels in math and science. On a global basis, the U.S. ranked 11th in 4th grade math, 9th in 8th grade math, 7th in 4th grade science and 10th in 8th grade science. Statistics also show a growing gap in the number of workers with the correct training to fill STEM-related jobs. It is estimated that by 2018, the U.S. will have 1.2 million job openings in STEM-related occupations – but only 200,000 graduates will have the skills to fill them.

According to Lauren Raguzin, Director, Branding and Corporate Communication for Hitachi America, Ltd., “As a technology company, Hitachi is working 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 the workforce. There are many such activities that multiple Hitachi Group companies conduct.”

One such company is Hitachi High Technologies; the company is actively involved in STEM Education programs and quite philanthropic through its efforts. In an effort to captivate students’ imaginations and get them excited about science, Hitachi High Technologies has been loaning out its tabletop microscopes to schools, colleges, universities and science-oriented summer camps and events in Japan, South America, North America and Europe.

In partnership with its distributors, Hitachi High Technologies has dedicated a number of microscopes to support this CSR initiative. In 2012, Hitachi High Technologies America enhanced its STEM initiative by creating a website dedicated to STEM education that contains teacher-curated, downloadable educational tools and learning modules so educators can turn to ready-made lesson plans for use with the microscope. “What is great about this program is that it is very hands-on. The students can operate the microscope and change the samples themselves,” said Mr. Robert Gordon, Senior Executive, Distribution Network Development. “The website has brought our contribution in this area to a whole new level as it can be used even by teachers who do not have access to the microscope. We’ve loaded pictures of thousands of samples onto the website so students everywhere can benefit from seeing samples with this degree of magnification.”

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Tarrytown, New York, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit www.hitachi-america.us. For more information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit www.hitachi.us

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2011 (ended March 31, 2012) consolidated revenues totaled 9,665 billion yen. Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

About Hitachi High Technologies America:

Hitachi High Technologies America, Inc. (“HTA”) is a privately-owned global affiliate company that operates within the Hitachi Group Companies. HTA sells and services semiconductor manufacturing equipment, analytical instrumentation, scientific instruments, bio-related products as well as industrial equipment, electronic devices, electronic and industrial materials, consumer electronic products, wireless mobile telephones, and hard disk manufacturing systems. For more information, and company contact information, visit www.hitachi-hta.com.

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