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About Making Science Make Sense®

As a science and innovation company, Bayer has a strong stake in helping to improve science education and to ensure that all individuals are scientifically literate. Bayer demonstrates this commitment with its national, presidential award-winning Making Science Make Sense® (MSMS) program, a company-wide initiative which advances science literacy across the United States through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism and public education.

MSMS was formalized in 1995; however, the spirit of the program dates back to nearly 50 years ago, when Bayer volunteers began helping teachers teach and students learn science the way scientists do – by doing it. Today, in Bayer site communities across the country, hundreds of volunteers work to foster science literacy and ignite student interest in science.

MSMS relies on a number of important national and local partnerships to change the way science is taught and learned in the classroom. Locally, Bayer is spearheading education reform with school districts, other businesses, government and education organizations. Together, these groups work to implement standards-based, inquiry-centered curricula and provide teachers with ongoing professional development in science content and pedagogy. 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 like critical thinking, creativity and adapting to change. Skills that in today’s scientific and technological world are essential to any career one chooses.

Bayer’s national science literacy campaign, led by astronaut Dr. Mae C. Jemison, features the MSMS Experiment Guides for parents and children; the MSMS Audio Series and Video Vignettes and the Bayer Facts of Science Education surveys, which gauge public opinion on the state of science education in the United States, as well as support for reform and public recognition of the roles that science and science literacy play in everyday life.

Additionally, Bayer serves as thought leader to further galvanize STEM industry involvement in education. Bayer provides business leaders and others with information about best practice K-20 STEM education programs, as well as practical advice for how to support and/or replicate such programs nationally or locally.

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