The Program provides children, tomorrow's principals, the opportunity for hands-on experience that will hopefully spark their motivations to acquire skills needed to make a better society by applying the power of science.
At Sony, we believe that promoting children's interest in science is crucial for the development of our society, and we have continued to support science education for more than five decades. These activities form the foundation of Sony's CSR operations, and are currently held in and outside of Japan as part of Sony Science Program. Some of our activities include "workshops" and interactive science "museums" (Tokyo, Beijing), where children can learn about scientific principles and technology through demonstrations using Sony products and services; "career educations" that give children the opportunity to think about working with technology in ways that contribute to society; "contests and shows" related to science; and activities held by "Sony Education Foundation". We will continue to provide young people of the future generation with the chance to develop their scientific minds.
Sony operates hands-on science museums, Sony ExploraScience in Beijing.
Sony engineers and staff lead workshops in which children will have fun learning about scientific principles and technologies through creating the Sony original kits.
Sony employees go to junior and senior high schools to hold classes for students on the mechanisms behind products and the work of developing them.
Sony offers awards for competitions in which entrants vie in production of creative toys applying scientific principles in Singapore and some other areas. Another one is the photo contest for adults in Japan to help raise children like to learn science.
Sony Education Foundation supports a wide range of programs in scientific education. The list includes the Sony Science Education Program, Wellspring of Science Inspiration, and programs of support for preschooler education and for teachers.