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Bayer to Receive Two Top National Awards for Its Science Education, Science Literacy Work
Date:4/2/2008

Company and Foundation to be Honored by National Science Board and Council on Foundations in May

PITTSBURGH, April 2, 2008 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Bayer Corporation, the health care, nutrition and innovative materials company, and its philanthropic arm, the Bayer USA Foundation, will be honored, respectively, by the National Science Board and the Council on Foundations for their long-standing support of science education and science literacy at two separate ceremonies in Washington, D.C., in May.

The National Science Board will present Bayer with the 2008 Public Service Award on Tuesday, May 6, at a black-tie dinner and formal ceremony at the U.S. State Department.

The day prior to that, Monday, May 5, the Bayer USA Foundation will receive the Council on Foundations' 2008 Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications during a three-day summit hosted by the council in National Harbor, Md.

In bestowing the award, the National Science Board is recognizing Bayer for its long-standing and exemplary commitment to science public outreach, science education and science policy. In particular, the National Science Board cites "the important work of Bayer's Making Science Make Sense(R) program, through which thousands of students gain exposure to experiential science learning."

Making Science Make Sense, established in 1995, is Bayer's company-wide initiative that advances science literacy across the United States through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism and public education. It is one of more than 300 corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs that Bayer supports around the world.

With the 2008 Wilmer Shields Rich Award for Excellence in Communications, the Council on Foundations is recognizing Bayer's strategic alignment of the Bayer USA Foundation's grant making activities with the mission of the corporate Making Science Make Sense program. Specifically, Bayer and
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