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Donation to help promote science literacy for underserved students

January 20, 2022 (Cambridge, MA) – The Massachusetts Biotechnology Education Foundation (MassBioEd) announced today receipt of a grant for $50,000 from Bayer Fund, which will be used to support the Aligned Curricular and Career Experiences for Secondary Science (ACCESS) Program. Part of the BioTeach program, ACCESS focuses on underserved school districts and strives to help all middle and high school students see themselves in STEM careers through classroom implementation of labs that have real world applications and by introducing students to professionals in the industry.

This grant will not only provide support to the organization, but also the broader community by allowing MassBioEd to provide district-wide support in delivering BioTeach programming to targeted districts. The ACCESS program brings teachers, administrators, and scientists together to provide hands-on science lessons and career experiences for students in grades 6-10. This year, ACCESS is expanding to include the Revere public school district.  

“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 that help combat challenges such as food insecurity, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education and support services to patients and families managing an illness or disease.”

In 2020, Bayer Fund awarded more than $17 million to over 3,400 charitable and nonprofit organizations to help address essential needs in food and nutrition, STEM education and community development. Over the last five years, nonprofit organizations across the U.S. have received more than $80 million.

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About MassBioEd Foundation

The MassBioEd Foundation (MassBioEd) is a 501(c)(3) charitable non-profit organization. Its mission is to build a sustainable life sciences workforce in the region through educational programs that engage and excite teachers, inspire and propel students, and illuminate the pathway from the classroom to careers with a focus on expansion, opportunity, and diversity.

About Bayer Fund

Bayer Fund, a philanthropic arm of Bayer, is a nonprofit organization dedicated to strengthening the communities where Bayer customers and employees live and work by providing funding for food and nutrition, education and community development projects.

MassBioEd Media Contact:

Name: Megan Schulz | Email: | Phone: (617) 674-5137

Bayer Fund Media Contact:

Name: Nicole Hayes | Email: | Phone: (201) 421-5268