Science, technology, and farming go hand in hand in hand. So it’s no surprise that a company such as Syngenta wants to invest in the scientific minds of the future.
The agriculture company is setting out to bolster its support of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education in its home state of North Carolina and at the national level through a summer fellowship program. The program, thanks to a partnership with the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture, will align program participants’ lesson plans with national standards to broaden their accessibility.
Also of note, Syngenta is donating $10,000 to the Kenan Fellows Program for Teacher Leadership, a professional development program for educators in North Carolina.
“Innovation in agriculture is vitally important, especially in the face of a growing global population and dwindling natural resources,” said Lisa Zannoni, global head of regulatory and stewardship for seeds at Syngenta. “At Syngenta, we strive to inspire bright young minds to learn about the importance of agriculture in society. We also are proud to support teachers in North Carolina and to be a part of national efforts to improve STEM education.”