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Bayer USA Foundation Executive Director Rebecca Lucore has been named as one of the 100 Women Leaders of STEM by STEMconnector™. The honor includes the publication of a compilation of women across all industries in the United States that have demonstrated leadership and advocacy for STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education.
100 Women Leaders in STEM is the first annual publication that features and profiles CEOs, presidents from the public and private sectors, leaders in education and key government officials who have demonstrated vision, leadership and progress in advancing STEM education. As part of her inclusion on this exclusive list, a feature piece written by Lucore, titled “American Women More Than Ready to Take Their Place at the Nation’s STEM Table,” is featured on the STEMconnector website. In the feature, Lucore explores the underrepresentation of females in STEM fields, detailing findings that prompt discouragement – including “weeding out” classes – and offers real-time examples for solutions on how to effectively reverse the trend.
In addition to her role in the Bayer USA Foundation, Lucore is the chief of staff of Bayer MaterialScience LLC (BMS). Previously, she was head of corporate social responsibility at Bayer Corporation and head of internal communications and employee engagement at BMS. In these capacities, she has been responsible for directing Bayer’s STEM education partnerships and was the driving force behind the creation of Bayer’s national award winning Making Science Make Sense® program.
Lucore, who joined Bayer in 1994, has worked with several school districts across the United States to assist them in partnering with local nonprofits and the private sector to implement systemic science education reform. She is Board President of Achieving Student Success through Excellence in Teaching (ASSET) Inc. In addition, Lucore serves as an advisory committee member for the National Governors Association’s STEM Center and chairs the Diversity and Underrepresentation Committee for Change the Equation.
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STEMconnector™ responds to the demand from the community working in STEM education and workforce development areas for an increased connectivity between entities that are focused on improving the STEM-skilled workforce. Their mission is to provide information and resources that increase communication, encourages collaboration and promotes sustainable and replicable approaches to STEM education interventions. By pursuing this mission they aim to realize efficiency gains through eliminating duplication and quality improvement by sharing best practices.
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