Bayer USA Foundation Supports Two Summer Youth Initiatives in Pennsylvania

Grantmaking Focus on STEM and Environmental Education Programs

PITTSBURGH, July 3, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Bayer USA Foundation has awarded a combined total of $176,000 to two Pennsylvania programs that extend science learning throughout the summer for high school students: The Pennsylvania State University’s Upward Bound Math and Science Program (UBMS) and RiverQuest.

UBMS fosters science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) diversity and education, while RiverQuest provides environmental education through the Bayer International Summer Sustainability Camp.

“We are proud to support these unique, innovative youth programs that help us address two of our key Bayer USA Foundation giving areas — education and workforce development as well as environment and sustainability,” said Rebecca Lucore, executive director, Bayer USA Foundation.

“Our funding of Penn State’s Upward Bound Math and Science Program is helping to develop a more diverse, well-educated and highly trained generation of scientists and engineers,” Lucore continued. “While with our latest grant to RiverQuest, we are once again supporting a program that educates today’s students about their role as tomorrow’s environmental stewards.”

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