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

bout everyday science topics; and the annual Bayer Facts of Science Education surveys, which gauge the public's opinion on the state of science education in the United States, as well as their support for reform and their recognition of the roles that science and science literacy play in everyday life.

Recently, Bayer, through MSMS, has launched a series of initiatives that address the dual issues of diversity and underrepresentation of women and minorities in STEM fields. Bayer's goal with these initiatives is to galvanize STEM industry and organization support of exemplary education programs.

For example, Bayer has sponsored national and regional STEM education diversity forums featuring K-12 STEM education programs that have a proven track record of helping girls and minority students succeed and achieve in these subjects. Bayer also has published and made widely available two new resource guides - Bridging the Diversity Gap in Science and Engineering: Introducing STEM Industries to K-12 Best Practice Programs - Highlights Report and Planting the Seeds for a Diverse U.S. STEM Pipeline: A Compendium of Best Practice K-12 STEM Education Programs. These companion reports provide business leaders and others with information about best practice K-12 STEM education programs and practical advice for how they can support and/or replicate such programs in their local communities.

For more information about MSMS or to subscribe to the MSMS e-News Update, please visit http://www.BayerUS.com/msms.

About the National Science Board's Public Service Award

The National Science Board (NSB) is the 24-member policy-making body of the National Science Foundation (NSF) that advises the president and Congress on matters of U.S. science and engineering. Each year, the NSB presents the Public Service Award to individuals or organizations which, through public service activities in scienc
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