Bayer Foundation awards 28 scholarships for Science Camp

Students to research health-related issues in the United States

·         International exchange: young students from India, Germany, Africa and the United States will take part in a two-week seminar on life science and medical health issues during the summer vacation
·         STEM Harmony education center at the University of Colorado, Denver, United States will partner the event
Mumbai, July 28, 2017 – 28 young students with a passion for science will travel to Colorado, United States to participate in the Bayer Science Teens 2017 to be held from July 24 to August 7. Bayer Foundation is supporting these students through scholarships that will help facilitate international exchange between young scientists on the topics of life science and medical health. 5 students from India aged between 14 and 16 years will join the science camp along with five participants each from African countries and the United States and 11 students from Germany.

An independent panel of judges shortlisted Darshan Nere from Mumbai, Prashanthi Sarayu and Abhinav Omprakash Patil from Hyderabad, Tanvi Baviskar and Pranav Asawa from Vapi to represent India at the Bayer Science Teens 2017.

“The five students chosen to represent India at the Bayer Science Teens have outstanding grades in scientific subjects and good language skills, and are interested in medical health issues,” explains Richard van der Merwe, Senior Bayer Representative, South Asia. “The aim of the seminar is to identify scientific talents at an early stage, provide them with long-term support, help them network internationally and perhaps create an interest in working for Bayer at a later stage.”

The 10th Bayer Science Camp is being held in collaboration between the Bayer Foundation and the prestigious STEM Harmony education center at the University of Colorado. Among the features of the program are the exchange between committed young researchers and medical experimentation. During the first week, the young people will be at the university campus in Boulder performing assignments concerning the human anatomy and biomechanics, where they will have access to state-of-the-art laboratory tools. For example, they will be using the Anatomy in Clay® Learning System to make detailed clay models of muscles and other anatomical parts. In the second week, the students will be traveling to Leadville, the highest city in the United States, to research the effects of altitude on the human body. Among other things, they will also be investigating the impact of ascents and descents on themselves, the treatment of altitude sickness with oxygen and wilderness first aid.

The science camp is organized by the Bayer Foundation in collaboration with the Bayer USA Foundation and the Center for STEM Learning.

Bayer Science & Education Foundation

As the education foundation of the innovation company Bayer, the Bayer Science & Education Foundation sees itself as an initiator, promoter and partner for innovation at the interface between industry and science. Its programs focus on people with a pioneering scientific spirit – talented school and college students and top research scientists who are committed to achieving advances in health care and nutrition. The funding activities of the Bayer Foundations are a central element of Bayer’s global social commitment amounting to approximately EUR 50 million annually – with the focus on promoting scientific education and leading-edge research, and on providing health care and meeting the basic social needs of people who live near the company’s sites.