Monday, March 16, 2015

Bayer CropScience Participated In Sacramento STEM Fair

Hands-on workshop aligned with 20th anniversary of company-wide Making Science Make Sense® (MSMS) initiative to advance science literacy
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SACRAMENTO, Calif. (March 16, 2015)Bayer CropScience sponsored and participated in the 2015 Synopsys Sacramento Regional Science & Engineering Fair (Sacramento STEM Fair) as part of the company’s commitment to advancing science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education. The event took place on Saturday, March 14 at Folsom High School.

Each year, the fair features hundreds of students competing in middle (6th-8th grade) and high school (9th-12th grade) divisions for awards and prizes. The fair serves the greater Sacramento area and includes participation from students in Amador, Butte, El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, San Jouaquin, Solano, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba counties. The fair gives students the opportunity to showcase their science projects on topics ranging from Ebola research to advanced solar energy processes. In addition to the competition, this year’s event also featured free events for the public, including a college and career expo, a “Women in Stem” panel discussion and several free, STEM-based workshops.

The Bayer CropScience Making Science Make Sense volunteers hosted a booth where visitors participated in a strawberry DNA extraction experiment, in order to better understand how Bayer employees use science to develop sustainable agriculture practices. This participation in the fair directly reflects the company-wide Making Science Make Sense® (MSMS) initiative that advances science literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based science education, employee volunteerism and public education. This year marks the 20th anniversary of the MSMS initiative, which today involves more than 1,000 Bayer volunteers across the country working to foster science literacy and ignite student interest in science.  

“At Bayer CropScience, we are dedicated to helping educate young people about the importance of science literacy,” said Sarah Demshar, R&D Specialist in Microbiology at the Biologics headquarters of Bayer CropScience in West Sacramento.  “Through participation in the 2015 Sacramento STEM Fair, our Making Science Make Sense team hopes to have inspired the students to further pursue a STEM-based career that will enable them to develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s most complex problems.”

“Seeing all of our region’s students come together in this wonderful celebration of science, technology, engineering and math was awe inspiring,” said Michele Hastie, Sacramento STEM Fair director. “We are delighted with the growth we have seen in this year’s event, including support from additional sponsors such as Bayer CropScience.”

 

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About Bayer CropScience
Bayer is a global enterprise with core competencies in the fields of health care, agriculture and high-tech materials. Bayer CropScience, the subgroup of Bayer AG responsible for the agricultural business, has annual sales of EUR 9,494 million (2014) and is one of the world’s leading innovative crop science companies in the areas of seeds, crop protection and non-agricultural pest control. The company offers an outstanding range of products including high value seeds, innovative crop protection solutions based on chemical and biological modes of action as well as an extensive service backup for modern, sustainable agriculture. In the area of non-agricultural applications, Bayer CropScience has a broad portfolio of products and services to control pests from home and garden to forestry applications. The company has a global workforce of 23,100 and is represented in more than 120 countries. This and further news is available at: www.press.bayercropscience.com.

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Cory Wightman
Bayer CropScience
Tel: (919) 549-2835
Email: cory.wightman@bayer.com

Erin Smith
MMI
Tel: (919) 233-6600
Email: erin@mmipublicrelations.com

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