Science Center of Iowa Receives $10,000 Grant From Bayer Fund

Science Center of Iowa Receives $10,000 Grant From Bayer Fund

Donation to help the next generation of STEM workers

  • Monday July 11, 2022

The Science Center of Iowa (SCI) announced today it received a grant for $10,000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to continue the development and implementation of Making Tech Connections, a professional development program that equips teachers with tools to help their students develop 21st Century employment skills in computing, algorithms and programming.

“The next generation of STEM workers will need to have advanced tech skills as they prepare for new and emerging job opportunities,” said Renee Harmon, SCI’s Vice President of Science Learning.

“This grant will not only provide support to our organization, but also the community we serve by allowing us to continue to develop training that provides teachers with materials, tools and a curriculum that will engage their students in high-tech and low-tech learning principles.”

“Throughout the years, the grants given through Bayer Fund have helped strengthen our communities across the United States,” said Al Mitchell, President of Bayer Fund. “We’re proud to be able to provide support to develop programs like SCI’s Making Tech Connections, which has been critical in inspiring future generations for careers in the high-demand STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) field.”

In 2021, Bayer Fund awarded more than $13.1 million to over 3,400 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in Food and Nutrition, STEM Education and Health & Wellness. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $75 million.

To learn more about the Science Center of Iowa visit www.sciowa.org.

To learn more about Bayer Fund visit https://www.fund.bayer.us.