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Goose Creek CISD students and teachers cheer as Rod Herrick (right), vice president and site manager of the Bayer Baytown Industrial Park, and Sarah Toulouse (third from right), U.S. donations officer and executive director of the Bayer USA Foundation, present a check in the amount of $386,160.00 to Kathryn Allen (left), director of development for the National Math and Science Initiative, to be used to implement the Laying the Foundation science and math teacher training program in Goose Creek CISD junior schools and high schools. Dr. Mae Jemison (third from left), former NASA astronaut, spoke to students and helped Bayer volunteers facilitate science experiments at Horace Mann Junior School with 6th grade students from all five junior schools. Also pictured are Jenice Coffey, Goose Creek CISD Board member (second from left) and Dr. Salvador Cavazos, Goose Creek CISD superintendent.

Bayer Invests Over $400,000

in STEM Education and Workforce

Development in Greater Houston

As demand grows in Greater Houston for more skilled and diverse STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) workers, Bayer Corporation is meeting the challenge by investing more than $400,000 to strengthen STEM education and create a continuous STEM education-to-workforce pipeline in the Goose Creek Consolidated Independent School District (GCCISD) with grants and scholarships targeted to middle and high schools.

Through its philanthropic arm, the Bayer USA Foundation, Bayer is awarding a $386,000 grant to the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) to implement its Laying the Foundation teacher training program in GCCISD junior high and high schools. Laying the Foundation aims to increase the number of high school students succeeding in advanced placement (AP) math and science courses through enhanced teacher training. Read more. . .
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