BASF Creates Chemistry with Over 1,000 NJ Students During National Chemistry Week

Designed for children between the ages of 6–12, BASF Kids’ Lab teaches students through interactive Q&A, which demonstrates how BASF creates chemistry that affects our daily lives. The Kids’ Lab program is offered to schools in communities where the company operates.

“BASF Kids’ Lab encourages students to explore their interest in chemistry through safe and engaging hands-on experiments,” said Robin Rotenberg, vice president, corporate communications & chief communications officer of North America. “Through our science education efforts and STEM-focused programs, we are supporting the next generation of our workforce.”

BASF outreach for National Chemistry Week included K-8 grade students at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School, The London Day School, Washington Elementary School, Parsippany Troy Hills School, Carlstadt Public School, Liberty Science Center and Morris Museum.

“Thanks to BASF’s Kids’ Lab, students at TJ Elementary had the opportunity to experience this special program that would not have been in the budget to deliver. The kids left loving science more than ever before,” said Gabrielle Meyer, Science Specialist at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Morristown. “At TJ Elementary, BASF is the rock star celebrity of science.”

The BASF Kids’ Lab is a global program established in 1997 and is currently available in more than 30 countries worldwide. It was launched in North America in 2010 and has engaged more than 85,000 participants. BASF’s science education offerings in North America, include Kids’ Lab, the BASF Science Academy, the BASF Tech Academy, a special science theme edition of Kids X-Press Magazine, national sponsorship and participation in the Chemical Educational Foundation’s You Be The Chemist® challenge, have reached more than 300,000 schoolchildren in grades K – 12 over the past five years. The programs have received numerous awards for excellence in science education, most recently, in 2014 from the North Jersey Section of the American Chemical Society.

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