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

r employee-volunteers who work to foster science literacy and student interest in science.

In addition, in many of these local site communities, Bayer is spearheading science education reform in partnership with school districts, other businesses, government and education organizations. Together, these partners work to implement Standards-based, inquiry-centered curricula and provide teachers with ongoing professional development in science content and pedagogy. In Pennsylvania, Governor Edward G. Rendell has adopted the Bayer-spearheaded science education reform program known as ASSET into his statewide "Science: It's Elementary" initiative.

"As a science-based company whose vitality and viability depend on a well-trained, well-educated workforce, we have long been committed to helping improve science, technology, engineering and mathematics, or STEM, education in the United States. But our involvement also stems from something much larger than our own concerns," explained Dr. Molnar. "It is something that is embodied in Bayer's mission of 'Science for a Better Life,' a mission which holds as one of its key tenets that corporate social responsibility must benefit humankind and society at all levels."

Thus, MSMS not only helps educate the next generation of scientists, technologists, engineers and mathematicians, it equips all students with the skills acquired from a high quality, hands-on science education, such as critical thinking, creativity and adapting to change, skills that in today's scientific and technological world are essential to any career one chooses.

MSMS reaches millions more American citizens through its unique national advocacy program led by Dr. Mae C. Jemison, chemical engineer, physician, STEM educator and the nation's first African-American female astronaut. Program components include the MSMS Experiment Guides for parents and children; the MSMS Audio Series, featuring two-minute sound bite science classes a
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