The Honorable Carlos M. Gutierrez, secretary of commerce, (left) presenting the award to Dr. Attila Molnar, Bayer president and CEO.

PITTSBURGH - At a White House ceremony on January 5, 2006, Bayer Corporation, Pittsburgh, received the Ron Brown Award for Corporate Leadership for its Making Science Make Sense program, a companywide initiative that advances science literacy across the United States through hands-on, inquiry-based learning; employee volunteerism; and public education. Bayer was one of three companies honored this year and is the first chemistry company to receive the award. Secretary of Commerce Carlos M. Gutierrez presided over the award ceremony.