Ray Kerins: October 23, 2018

LAUNCHING SOON:  THE ALKA-ROCKET CHALLENGE

STUDENTS COMPETE TO BLAST THEIR WAY INTO THE GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS AND HIGHLIGHT THE IMPORTANCE OF STEM EDUCATION

*** The Bayer Alka-Rocket Challenge will be held December 12 at Florida’s  Kennedy Space Center ***

Ray Kerins

Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs, Bayer 

 

Back for its second year, the Alka-Rocket Challenge will task university students with breaking the 430-foot GUINNESS WORLD RECORD title for the highest launch of an Alka-Rocket. An Alka-Rocket is a model rocket often built using a 35mm film canister. It’s propelled by the chemical reaction that occurs when effervescent tablets are mixed with water.  Finalists will gather this December, at the Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex  to compete for the record as well as a grand prize of $30,000.

Bayer created the Challenge to highlight the country’s need for more scientists, engineers and innovators. There is a gap, and all Americans have a responsibility to invest in the next generation of STEM leaders.  STEM is the foundation of our modern world. It fuels innovation and economic competitiveness, and helps strengthen our national security.  This year, the challenge will be open to teams of students that are attending any four-year accredited university.

Ray Kerins, Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Bayer will be available on October 23 to discuss the importance of STEM Education and Bayer’s Making Science Make Sense program, along with the Alka-Rocket Challenge. He will also highlight the students participating in the competition.

 

For more information, please visit: makingsciencemakesense.com

 

MORE ABOUT RAY KERINS:

Ray Kerins is Senior Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Bayer.  He manages all communications, government relations, policy and advocacy for Bayer’s four main businesses – Consumer Health, Crop Science, Pharmaceutical and Animal Health – in the United States.  Ray oversees the Bayer USA Foundation and is a member of the Bayer U.S. Country Leadership Team.  He is also the Chairman of Bayer’s political action committee.

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