On November 19, 2023 at 5:00 PM HST, public schools in Hawai’i were honored with 10 grants totaling more than $9,300 from the Bayer Fund- Hawaiʻi Science Education Grant. These grants went to Ewa Makai Middle School, H.P. Baldwin High School, ʻĪao School, ʻIlima Intermediate School, Kaimukī Middle School, Kīhei Charter School, Lahaina Intermediate School, Lahainaluna High School, McKinley High School and other schools that serve students from intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science.
The funds awarded are designed to support various STEM-related activities such as a macro propagation project, drone building program, hydroponics project and community garden. Additionally, the grant will also be used to purchase 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 Hawaiʻi public schools with additional tools and resources to enhance science education. This initiative aims to encourage students to consider pursuing a career in the sciences in the future by providing them with opportunities for hands-on learning and research experiences.
The grant program is available twice a year and is open to public schools on the islands of Oʻahu, Maui and Molokaʻi where Bayer employees reside and work. Eligible applicants must serve students from intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science.
For more information on how to apply for the next funding period in 2024 or how to get access to the application form individuals can visit www.bayer.com/en/us/education