The National Science Board (NSB, www.nsf.gov/nsb/) announced its 2008 Public Service Award Winners — the Bayer Corporation and SAE International. NSB will honor the awardees for increasing the public understanding of science and engineering at a black tie dinner and ceremony on May 6, 2008, at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C.

The NSB is paying tribute to Bayer for its long-standing commitment to science public outreach, science education, and science policy — for fostering public science literacy and contributing to the development of a diverse science, technology, engineering, and mathematics pipeline of students and future innovators. aid NSB Chairman Steven Beering.

Making Science Make Sense, established in 1995, is Bayer”s company-wide initiative that advances science literacy across the United States through hands-on, inquiry-based science learning, employee volunteerism, and public education. It is one of more than 300 corporate social responsibility programs that Bayer supports around the world.

The NSB is recognizing SAE International (formerly the Society of Automotive Engineers), for its commitment to student and professional engineers and math and science education.

A full list of past public service award winners may be viewed at:
www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/public_recipients.jsp.