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    4-H and HughesNet

    Working together to inspire the next generation of leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.

    4-H’s partnership with HughesNet is in full motion. Together, we are passionate about STEM education, building future leaders, and the role they will play in advancing our country’s competitiveness in the global economy. That’s what makes us natural partners in inspiring our next generation of scientists.

    Experts credit technological innovation with almost half of U.S. economic growth over the past 50 years, and nearly all of the 30 fastest-growing occupations in the next decade will require at least some background in STEM. Yet, only 45 percent of U.S. high school graduates in 2011 were ready for college work in math and 30 percent were ready in science.
    Together, HughesNet and 4-H have launched a series of initiatives to inspire kids in communities across America to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).

  • Calling all kids who love science!

    Young people from across the country are being asked to create short videos to share why they love science. The aspiring scientists who are selected as winners will receive cash prizes, trips to National Youth Science Day in Washington, D.C., and science kits for the National Youth Science Day experiment. Check back in August when we'll announce the winner of the Inspire A Future Scientist Video Contest.

    HughesNet raised their hand for 4-H and were joined by people from across the U.S., who also “raised their hands” in support of 4-H and aspiring young scientists. From Alabama to California, Arizona to North Dakota, participants from all 50 states cast their votes for their state 4-H camp to win a “Tech Takeover Day.”

    After receiving nearly 8,000 votes, we’re happy to announce Pennsylvania as the winning state! This summer, Pennsylvania receive will a $10,000 HughesNet Tech Takeover Day sponsorship to inspire scientists at 4-H summer camp!

    The contest is over, but you can still raise your hand and show support by staying connected with 4-H!  


    In addition to Pennsylvania, HughesNet has selected four other states to receive $10,000 Technology Take Over Day sponsorships: Alabama, Georgia, West Virginia and Wisconsin. Tech Take Over Days are designed to increase youth’s interest and knowledge of STEM and encourage them to become familiar with careers in STEM at an early age.

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