For Immediate Release

Bayer MaterialScience LLC Pledges to Double STEM-related Internships in 2012

 Bayer MaterialScience LLC and other leading companies have pledged to double the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) internship opportunities for students in the year 2012. This commitment is one step in tackling the issue of America’s engineering shortage.

The President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness is hoping to graduate 10,000 more engineering students from U.S. colleges and universities each year, with help from pledges made by Bayer MaterialScience LLCand approximately 45 other manufacturing companies. This initiative will add approximately 6,300 more job opportunities for engineering students.

The Job Council’s High Tech Education working group has highlighted this issue in hopes to maintain the United States’ role as the leading innovator and to challenge our competition in the global economy. “For America to stay competitive in the global market, we must train and retain the world’s best engineers,” said U.S. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu. “Working together, private industry and the public sector can position the U.S. to continue to lead in science and innovation in the 21st century, creating good jobs and laying the foundation for a robust economy.”

By pledging this initiative Bayer MaterialScience LLCcontinues its long legacy of commitment to science education; demonstrated through its Presidential award winning Making Science Make Sense Program.  Specifically, Bayer MaterialScience LLC plans to increase its STEM-related internships from 25 to 50 in 2012.

To view the White House’s official press release, please click here.
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