A Celebration of Youth in STEM March 14, 2019 Sharyn Nerenberg, Director, Corporate Communications Company News false As a company built on engineering excellence, Hughes works to cultivate the next generation of engineering leadership. This is evident in the company’s partnerships with colleges and universities, helping to craft curriculum and give students real-world experience – whether in laboratories on campus or internship opportunities. It’s also a tenet of the company’s work with the National 4-H Council, the nation’s largest youth development organization that empowers nearly six million young people across the U.S. and over one million youth in 50 countries around the world. Since 2014, HughesNet and the National 4-H Council have collaborated on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs and worked together to promote equal access to quality STEM resources for youth, wherever they live. To this end, HughesNet sponsors the 4-H ‘Youth in Action’ STEM Pillar Award, one of four Youth in Action “pillars” (the others are Agriculture, Citizenship and Healthy Living). At a gala fundraising event in Washington, D.C., this year’s STEM Pillar Award winner, Clyde Van Dyke, was named the overall National Youth in Action winner. Clyde will serve as the 4-H Youth spokesperson for the year, following in the footsteps of last year’s winner, Cassandra Ivie of West Jordan, Utah. In his hometown of Johnson City, NY, Clyde lacked access to technology resources and education, but discovered both – as well as confidence and a passion for STEM – when he got involved in his local 4-H chapter. Clyde’s humility and drive were on display Tuesday night as he accepted the National Youth in Action honor. HughesNet proudly sponsored a scholarship for Clyde as he pursues his college education and engages other youth in STEM. Pictured, left to right: Event MC Carla Hall; Landel C. Hobbs, Chair, National 4-H Council; Clyde Van Dyke, National Youth in Action winner; Peter Gulla, Senior Vice President, Hughes; Jennifer Sirangelo, President & CEO, National 4-H Council Categories See All Connecting the Unconnected (33) Satellite is Essential (31) Company News (30) JUPITER System (24) HughesNet (23) HughesON Managed Networks (16) SD-WAN (15) Community Wi-Fi (13) Satcom (10) Interoperability (10) Cellular Backhaul (10) Emergency Communications (9) Mobility (7) HughesON Digital Signage (1) Popular Blogs Can In-flight Connectivity Rival “At Home” Service?Aug 18, 2020 Experts See Backhaul over Satellite as Essential in Reducing Connectivity DivideAug 25, 2020 Two Strategies to Address Top CIO ConcernsAug 25, 2020 Looking for a Clear Path to Better Network Performance, Increased Security and Reduced Costs?Aug 25, 2020 Satellite Delivers Essential Connectivity to Students and Teachers Around the WorldSep 10, 2020 Related Posts See All A Call for Spectrum Reform: An Issue We Can All Stand Behind Jennifer A. Manner, Senior Vice President, Regulatory Affairs October 13, 2020 Hughes Network Systems “Innovation Day” Highlights Edge Computing Possibilities August 04, 2020 Tony Bardo Receives Fed100 Award April 15, 2018 AWARDS: Bringing Customers Award-winning Leadership July 15, 2018 A Shared Passion for STEM Helps to Inspire Kids Everywhere July 15, 2018 ENJOY THIS POST? This blog was featured in the September edition of our newsletter. Provide your email below to receive a monthly round-up of what’s happening in the world of connectivity! First Name Last Name Email Company Campaign ID CAPTCHA This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.