As a research-based company, Bayer depends heavily on recruiting well trained scientists and on society’s acceptance of technology. As education is a vital factor in achieving sustainable prosperity, furthermore, Bayer places tremendous emphasis on supporting education and research within its social environment. Here they focus mainly on the fields of science, technology and medicine, as well as environmental protection.
Boys and Girls Clubs of America
The mission of Boys and Girls Clubs of America is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.
California Afterschool Network
The Mission of the California Afterschool Network is to influence policy and coordinate local and statewide efforts that support out of school time opportunities for children and youth.
California Department of Education
The CDE oversees the state's diverse public school system, which is responsible for the education of more than six million children and young adults in more than 10,000 schools with 295,000 teachers. They are in charge of enforcing education law and regulations and continuing to reform and improve public school programs.
California Department of Food and Agriculture
The California Department of Food and Agriculture strives to support the tradition of innovation and agricultural diversity by working with private industry, academia and public sector agencies. These partnerships allow the department to adapt public policy to a rapidly changing industry – California agriculture.
California Outdoor Engagement Coalition
The California Outdoor Engagement Coalition was founded in 2015 following the Science for Parks, Parks for Science conference. The Coalition was created to inspire the next century of environmental stewards, who will benefit greatly from transformational connections with the outdoors and in turn advocate for the protection and preservation of these spaces.
California Science Teachers Association
CSTA's mission is to promote high quality science education. CSTA is a non-profit 501(c)(3) membership organization that: Represents science educators statewide—in every science discipline at every grade level, Kindergarten through University; Demonstrates leadership in science education in the state by organizing and participating in statewide reform initiatives, and provides leadership opportunities for members who wish to serve on state advisory committees, including framework, standards, and textbook committees; Works to ensure that the interests of science educators are represented at the state level, with legislators and state education policy-makers.
Center for Sustainable Polymers - University of Minnesota
The mission of the Center for Sustainable Polymers (CSP) is to transform how plastics are made and unmade through innovative research, engaging education, and diverse partnerships that together foster environmental stewardship. CSP participants aim to design, prepare, and implement polymers derived from renewable resources for a wide range of advanced applications, and to promote future economic development, energy efficiency, and environmental sustainability in the emergent area of biobased products.
Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science
The Coalition on the Public Understanding of Science (COPUS) is a grassroots effort whose goal is to engage sectors of the public in science to increase their understanding of the nature of science and its value to society. A key objective of COPUS is to create new forums for communication and to develop new opportunities for engaging the public with science.
Disney Conservation Fund
Disney is committed to conservation and caring for the planet– ensuring a world where wildlife thrives and nature is treasured and protected. For more than 60 years, animals have been a part of Disney storytelling, and these stories continue today alongside immersive experiences that connect kids and families around the world with the magic of nature. Since 1995, the Disney Conservation Fund has inspired millions of people to take action to protect the planet and directed more than $70 million to reverse the decline of wildlife in more than half the countries of the world through efforts that engage communities in conservation.
Edwards Air Force Base
The Youth Programs Center at 24 Lathrop is the hub for all youth activities. They offer a wide range of programs and events for youth ages 5 to 18. From the Youth Center you can gain access to the School Age program, Youth Sports, and summer camp programs. Youth age 13 and older may enjoy program offerings at the Teen Center.
FIRST designs accessible, innovative programs which build self-confidence, knowledge, and life skills while motivating young people to pursue opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). With assistance from 3,500 corporate sponsorships and 85,000 volunteers, FIRST organizes several competitions inspiring K-12 youth into STEM education and career exploration: FIRST Robotics Competition (FRC) and FIRST Tech Challenge (FTC) for high-school students, FIRST LEGO® League (FLL) for children 9-14 years old, and Junior FIRST LEGO® League (JFLL) for 6 to 9 year-olds.
Girls Who Code
Girls Who Code was founded with the belief that computing skills are a critical path to security and prosperity in today’s job market. What began with 20 girls in the heart of New York City, Girls Who Code will reach 40,000 girls in all 50 U.S. states by the end of this year. The demographic of Girls Who Code is the demographic of our nation. From Clubs in rural Oklahoma, to homeless shelters in Massachusetts, to the country’s most prestigious private schools—girls everywhere are united by their passion to use technology to solve problems in their day-to-day lives and make a positive impact on the world.
To help more children reach their potential, Google connects education innovators to catalytic funding and the best of Google’s volunteer expertise and resources. Google is focused on supporting primary education in developing countries and computer science education, worldwide.
Lawrence Hall of Science
The Lawrence Hall of Science investigates, creates, and evaluates educational materials and methods, professional development programs, and hands-on learning experiences for the science center, schools, communities, and homes. They develop programs that engage across the learning continuum — from simple curiosity to deep understanding. And their programs are proven effective in any environment — from informal to afterschool to formal K–12 classrooms.
Lockheed Martin and National 4-H Council are on a mission to connect today’s youth to the discovery and exploration of career opportunities in STEM through the development of the 4-H Career Pathway. Through teaming up with Lockheed Martin, 4-H provides opportunities youth need to explore STEM, develop skills necessary for success, and immerse themselves in the field of work and experience these skills at work. With the support of Lockheed Martin employees, scientists and engineers from across the country volunteer their time to mentor 4-H’ers with specific outreach to engage girls and minority youth, who are significantly under-represented in STEM degrees and careers.
National Association of Rocketry (NAR)
The National Association of Rocketry (NAR) is the organized body of rocket hobbyists. Chartered NAR sections conduct launches, connect modelers and support all forms of sport rocketry. NAR was founded in 1957 to help young people learn about science and math through building and safely launching their own models. Together 4H clubs and NAR sections can hold sport, contest or TARC launches. They can have training and building sessions, or work on science fair and engineering challenges using rocketry.
Navy Region Southwest
Navy Region Southwest Fleet & Family Readiness Programs include regional teams dedicated to providing a full range of quality products and services that enhance our customers’ lives in support of mission readiness and retention. Fleet & Family Readiness Programs (FFR) is responsible for policy development, resourcing and oversight of quality of life programs for active-duty military, reservists, military retirees and their families.
Time Warner Cable
Time Warner Cable’s Connect a Million Minds introduces youth to opportunities and resources that inspire them to develop the important science, technology, engineering and math skills they need to solve the economic, environmental and community challenges of the future.
UC Davis C-STEM
C-STEM Center aims to transform computing, science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (C-STEM) education in both formal and informal K-14 programs through integrated learning, guided by two key objectives: 1) Close the achievement gap by broadening participation of students traditionally underrepresented in computing and STEM related careers and post-secondary study. 2) Develop students’ 21st century problem-solving skills to tackle real world concerns through integrated computing and STEM education.
UC Davis John Muir Institute of the Environment
The institute supports innovation and discovery aimed at solving real-world environmental problems. The institute’s faculty are committed to strengthening the scientific foundation for environmental decision making through collective entrepreneurship, a team-oriented approach that recognizes the complexities of environmental problems and the societal context in which they occur.
UC Davis School of Education
The School of Education at UC Davis is committed to working for the individual fulfillment of all learners through public education. As we grow, we remain true to the distinctive traditions of UC Davis with emphases on interdisciplinary collaboration, deep and sustained engagement with practitioners and community partners, and on work that fundamentally integrates research and practice.
UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Extension
Veterinary Medicine Extension faculty members provide the vital link between School of Veterinary Medicine researchers and county farm advisors, practicing veterinarians, animal producers and consumers. Faculty specialists in Cooperative Extension provide teaching, research and service programs on disease prevention, production quality control, biotechnology, food safety and animal well-being.
YMCA of the USA
The Y is a leading nonprofit organization for youth development, healthy living and social responsibility. The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children committed to bringing about lasting personal and social change. With a focus on nurturing the potential of every child and teen, improving the nation’s health and well-being and providing opportunities to give back and support neighbors, the Y enables youth, adults, families and communities to be healthy, confident, connected and secure.