Bayer (a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company), a global leader in health care and agriculture, and the Big Ten Conference announced a partnership that advances STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) education and raises awareness of agriculture in the United States.
Throughout the year, Bayer and the Big Ten Conference will engage with students and fans on the importance of furthering STEM education in agriculture and health care, subjects of great importance to both organizations. For more than 20 years, Bayer has been reaching students, teachers and parents through “Making Science Make Sense,” Bayer’s company-wide initiative that advances science literacy through hands-on, inquiry-based science education, employee volunteerism and public education.
Likewise, the Big Ten leads all athletic conferences in Ph.D. completion in the fields of mathematics, engineering and science. Additionally, the Big Ten footprint includes six of the nation’s top 10 agriculture-producing states.