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The Importance of STEM Education

Access to quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education shouldn’t be determined by where you live. Kids all across the U.S. should be exposed to STEM. Not only is it important for the development of our youth, but it’s also important for our country’s future.

Our passion towards STEM education is the core driver of our initiatives with 4-­H. As the nation’s premier youth development organization, they have a long history of leading innovative programs, and we are proud to support the work they are doing.

Gold Stevie Award for Partnership

The Hughes/4-H partnership began in 2014, aimed at introducing more American youth to hands-on, community-based STEM learning. Together, they have conducted several national programs to spark interest in STEM. Among them was National Youth Science Day (NYSD), the world’s largest youth-led science experiment. Additional programs included “Tech Takeover Days” at several local 4-H camps, “Inspire a Future Scientist” online video contest and programs for National Engineering Week.

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HughesNet® proudly partnered with the National 4-­H Council to support its GROWN program, aimed at building awareness and excitement around STEM activities among youth.

Through 4-­H GROWN, we encouraged alumni to contact the special people from their 4-­H days and "check-­in" with 4-H by tagging photos of their 4-­H friends and follow the conversation online using the hashtag #4HGROWN.

We are proud to say that more than 13,500 4-­H alumni checked in as part of the 4-­H GROWN program. And the great state of Delaware had the most alumni check in, winning a $10,000 "Innovation Incubator" science scholarship from HughesNet to help Delaware 4-­H'ers discover the magic of science.

In the News

JULY 7, 2015

Hughes Wins Gold ‘Stevie’ from American Business Awards for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year

Recognized for Partnership with National 4-H Council Promoting STEM to American Youth

MAY 19, 2015

Hughes Named a Finalist in 2015 American Business Awards for HughesNet Partnership with 4-H

Partnership focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Education


Hughes Becomes First Satellite Internet Provider to Surpass One Million Active Users

Hughes Network Systems, LLC (HUGHES), the global leader in broadband satellite solutions and services, today announced it has become the first company to exceed one million active users in North America for satellite Internet connectivity.