American Heart Association’s Heart Walk

SHINE Community Engagement


Community Engagement

We partner with our local communities in Janesville and Madison, Wisconsin, and in Veendam, the Netherlands, and are thankful for the support they give for our mission. We’re focused on local volunteer efforts – especially those that promote nuclear or STEAM education or those that share our goals to combat heart disease and cancer and to practice environmental stewardship.

Promoting Nuclear and STEAM Education

Nuclear technology has a direct impact on our daily lives. It's on us to not only continue to develop that technology, but to educate the world and raise awareness of the positive uses of all things nuclear.

It’s our hope that the next generation picks up the torch and carries it forward. We promote student STEAM engagement to enrich future scientists and engineers through partnerships and sponsorships of various nonprofit organizations and scholarship programs. Some of our partners include: Maydm, the Blackhawk Technical College IDEAL Opportunity Scholarship, the Janesville Multicultural Teacher Scholarship, The Boys & Girls Club of Janesville STEM Lab, and the School District of Janesville.

One of our annual projects, the SHINE Illuminator Award, aligns the School District of Janesville’s emphasis on STEAM education with SHINE’s community engagement initiatives. Since 2018, we have sponsored a student-driven design competition in which local students create 3D-printed objects. The winning object then serves as a trophy that is awarded each year to a SHINE employee that has showcased exemplary efforts and lives out our Core Values.

Combating Heart Disease and Cancer

Our employees annually participate in the American Heart Association’s Heart Walks in both Janesville and Madison. With support from employees, family and friends, we raise money to support the AHA’s mission of reducing disability and death caused by heart disease and stroke. Since 2017, we have raised more than $60,000 through our participation in the Heart Walk.

In 2019 for Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, our employees donated Nerf toys to the pediatric oncology unit at American Family Children’s Hospital in Madison to help them feel empowered during their treatment.

Our employees also volunteer on local advisory boards with the Rock County Cancer Coalition and the UW Carbone Cancer Center.

Practicing environmental stewardship

We are firm believers in environmental stewardship, which is why we work hard as a company to exceed environmental protection regulatory standards. We do more than keep our own front porch clean and practice stewardship in the form of community service work.