About 26 million science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related jobs go unfulfilled each year. Many students lose interest in these subjects as they enter middle school, and this year Bayer teamed up with 4‑H to promote student interest in these subjects.
Bayer and the National 4‑H Council are collaborating to inspire 4‑H youth to pursue careers in science and ultimately shape the future of agriculture, food and health.
A new effort to grow the pipeline of tomorrow’s innovators was announced last week at the Farm Progress Show. Bayer and 4‑H are launching a program called Science Matters. This will put Bayer scientists and researchers in touch with local 4‑H programs to create a hands-on experience for high school and elementary students.
Bayer and National 4‑H Council amplified their commitment to the future of our rapidly expanding global population by launching a new effort to grow the pipeline of tomorrow’s innovators. The two organizations announced a nationwide collaboration, Science Matters, which will address the need for an enhanced STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) workforce by planting a love of scientific exploration in thousands of youth in urban and rural areas across the country.
Youth ages 14-18 are invited to enter the “Why Science Matters to Me” photo contest to win a trip to the National Youth Summit on Agri-Science.