Science is at the heart of everything we do! Through our MSMS initiative, Bayer seeks to educate and inspire the next generation of scientists, technologists and innovators.
As a Life Science company with core competencies in the fields of health care and agriculture, Bayer is dedicated to helping improve science education and promoting science literacy. Bayer demonstrates this commitment through its national, presidential award-winning Making Science Make Sense initiative. This company-wide STEM education program seeks to advance science literacy across the United States through hands-on, inquiry-based learning, employee volunteerism, community partnerships and public education.
Making Science Make Sense was formalized in 1995; however, the spirit of the initiative dates back to 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 nationwide, hundreds of volunteers are fostering science literacy and igniting student interest in science.
An integral part of the MSMS initiative has been Bayer’s work to forge long-standing, deep-rooted partnerships to change the way science comes to life in the classroom. Locally, Bayer is spearheading education reform with school districts, other businesses, and government and education organizations. Together, these groups implement standards-based, inquiry-centered curricula and provide teachers with professional development opportunities.
Making Science Make Sense helps educate the next generation of STEM leaders and equips students with valuable career skills such as critical thinking, creativity and adapting to change. Through the MSMS initiative, a variety of tools and resources are available to students, teachers and parents, some of which are accessible on this website. Bayer has also published and made available several STEM resource guides. These reports provide business leaders and others with information about best practice K-20 STEM education programs as well as practical advice for how they can support and/or replicate such programs nationally or in their local communities. Additionally, Bayer’s ongoing commitment to research through its Facts of Science Education surveys continues to gauge public opinion on the state of science education in the United States, offers support for education reform, and shines a public spotlight on the important roles that science and science literacy play in everyday life.