In 2023, public schools in Hawaii were honored with 10 grants totaling more than $9,300 from the Bayer Fund- Hawaiʻi Science Education Grant. The recipients of these grants included 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 others.
The funds awarded are designed to support various STEM-related activities such as a macro propagation project, drone building program, hydroponics project and the purchase of equipment and supplies for earth science, marine biology, life science and forensic science classes. This initiative aims to provide additional tools and resources for science education in public schools and encourage students to pursue careers in the sciences.
The Bayer Fund grant program was established in 2005 with the goal of providing Hawaii public schools with additional tools and supplies to enhance science education. This program is available two times a year and is open to public schools on the islands of Oʻahu, Maui and Molokaʻi where Bayer employees reside and work. Public schools serving students from intermediate grades through college for educational purposes related to science are eligible to apply for the grant.
For more information and to access the application form for the next funding period in 2024, individuals can visit [www.bayer.com/en/us/education](http://www%3Cbayer%3Ecom%5Fen%5Fus%5Feducation).