In November 2023, public schools in Hawaii were honored with ten grants totaling more than $9,300 from the Bayer Fund- Hawaii Science Education Grant. The recipients of these grants included Ewa Makai Middle School, H.P. Baldwin High School, Iao School, Ilima Intermediate School, Kaimukii Middle School, Kiehei Charter School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, McKinley High School and others.
The funds awarded are designed to support various STEM-related activities such as a macro propagation project, drone building program, hydroponics project and the purchase of equipment and supplies for earth science, marine biology, life science and forensic science classes.
The Bayer Fund grant program was established in 2005 with the goal of providing Hawai’i public schools with additional tools and resources to enhance science education. This initiative also aims to inspire students to consider pursuing a career in the sciences in the future.
The grant program is available twice a year and is open to public schools on the islands of O’ahu, Maui and Molokai where Bayer employees live and work. Public schools serving students from intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science are eligible to apply for the grant.
For more information about the grant program and how to apply for it in 2024 visit www.bayer.com/en/us/education