December 3, 2015
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BASF funds New Jersey schools with $100,000 in science education grants

FLORHAM PARK, NJ, December 03, 2015 – BASF Corporation awarded 20 New Jersey public schools $5,000 each to support science education programs in 11 of the 21 counties in the state. The awarded grants will enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related initiatives for students grades K-12.

“Our goal is to engage students in creative new ways that will stimulate their interest in STEM-related fields and encourage them to view science as a long-term field of study and possible career path,” said Robin Rotenberg, Vice President and Chief Communications Officer for North America at BASF Corporation. “Through the programs supported by these grants, we hope to develop the innovators and scientists who will shape our future.”

Each year, BASF invites all New Jersey public schools to submit a proposal summarizing their specific science education needs and how a grant would help students explore STEM. This year, we received 70 proposals from 18 counties.

BASF presented the 2015 Science Education Grants to the following schools during a reception at the company’s North American headquarters in Florham Park, New Jersey:

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  • Bayshore Middle School, Monmouth County
    Virtual Reality Meets the STEM Classroom
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Michael Scarano, Principal; Wendy Morales, Technology Coach and Social Studies Educator; JoAnn Layton, STEM Specialist; Aryan Sharma, 8th grade student who wrote the proposal for Virtual Reality Classroom; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Borough School, Morris County
    Rockets and Gliders and Heat Shield OH MY!
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America; Casey Devlin, 7th & 8th grade Science Teacher; Ed Frankosky, 5th & 6th grade Science Teacher, Maria Manley, President of Morris Plains Board of Education; Andrew Kramer, Principal of Borough School

  • Branchburg Central Middle School, Somerset County
    Race Car 2.0
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Shannon Heaney, Science Teacher; Katie Bernet, Science Teacher; Suzanne Updegrove, Enrichment Teacher; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Burlington City High School, Burlington County
    Blue Devil Maker Lab
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Jim Flynn, Principal; Antoinette Margaretta, Supervisor of Math and Science; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Burnet Hill Elementary School, Essex County
    Growing Green: Drip Irrigation System
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Erika Gomez, Principal; Lisa Steiger, Assistant Superintendent for Student Services; Patricia Boland, Assistant Superintendent for Curriculum & Instruction, Dorian Gemellaro, Supervisor of Science PreK-6; Loren Svetvilas, Teacher and Garden Coordinator, Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Celebrate the Children, Morris County
    Completion of Science Lab
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Kelly Reilly, Teacher of Students with Disabilities and Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Delaware Township School, Hunterdon County
    Delaware Township STEM Expo
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Stella Maltese, STEM Teacher; Patricia Pillon, Curriculum Supervisor; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Dover High School, Morris County
    Shade Balls Meet Solar Balls
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Chris Nowell, Advanced Placement Environmental Science Teacher; Naa-Adjorkor Marques, Honors Biology Teacher; Paul Richard, Honors Geometry Teacher; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Dr. Martin L. King School Complex, Atlantic County
    Robotics STEAM
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Jodi Burroughs, Principal; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America; Olivia Caldwell, STEM Instructor

  • Folsom Elementary School, Atlantic County
    Greenhouse
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America; Michele Hetzel, Director of Curriculum & Instruction; Dr. Evelyn Brown,
    Superintendent

  • Hillside Avenue School, Union County
    Middle School Rain Garden
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Dr. Curt Focas, Hillside Avenue School Principal; Matthew Fichter, 6th Grade Science Teacher; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • John P. Stevens High School, Middlesex County
    Growing Back to Nature
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Meredith Quick, Assistant Principal and Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • John Witherspoon Middle School, Mercer County
    Princeton Energy Avengers
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Ed Cohen, District Science Supervisor and Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Lincoln Middle School, Hudson County
    3-D Printer
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America; Jessica McMasters, Science Teacher; Patricia Hester-Fearon, Science Teacher; Elaine McCarthy, Science Teacher; Robert Zika, Principal at Lincoln Middle School

  • Long Valley Middle School, Morris County
    Designing the Next Dimension
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America; RJ Bohrer, STEM Teacher; Betty Paolella, Literacy Coach; Joe Kasper, STEM Teacher; Jeffrey Mohre, Washington Township Schools’ Superintendent

  • North Plainfield High School, Somerset County
    DNA Research to Inspire Students
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America; Dr. Sarah O’Donnell, Biology & Environmental Sciences Teacher; Jamil Maroun, Supervisor of Science, Social Students and Library/Media Services

  • Pennsylvania Avenue School, Atlantic County
    Organ System Exploration
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Dr. La’Quetta Small, Principal; Aisha White, Science Teacher; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

  • Somerville High School, Somerset County
    Solar Powered Hydrogen Fuel Cell Project
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America; Denise Lang, Chemistry Teacher; Scott Hade, Assistant Principal; Gerard Foley, Principal

  • West Essex High School, Essex County
    Aquaponics
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America; Jamie Wall, Science Educator; Barbara Longo, Superintendent of Schools; Liz Ricafort, Instructional Supervisor of Science

  • Woodbury Junior and Senior High Schools, Gloucester County
    Sports Drinks, Tap Water and Bottled Water Analysis
    Suggested caption: Pictured from left to right, Donna Cohen, Woodbury Junior-Senior High School Supervisor of Curriculum and Instruction; Jen Lee, Chemistry Teacher; Robin Rotenberg, Vice President of Corporate Communications for BASF in North America

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,000 employees in North America, and had sales of $20.6 billion in 2014. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.us.

At BASF, we create chemistry – and have been doing so for 150 years. Our portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. As the world’s leading chemical company, we combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of over €74 billion in 2014 and around 113,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com.

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Bayshore Middle School, Monmouth County

Bayshore Middle School, Monmouth County

Borough School, Morris County

Borough School, Morris County

Branchburg Central Middle School, Somerset County

Branchburg Central Middle School, Somerset County

Burlington City High School, Burlington County

Burlington City High School, Burlington County

Burnet Hill Elementary School, Essex County

Burnet Hill Elementary School, Essex County

Celebrate the Children, Morris County

Celebrate the Children, Morris County

Delaware Township School, Hunterdon County

Delaware Township School, Hunterdon County

Dover High School, Morris County

Dover High School, Morris County

Dr. Martin L. King School Complex, Atlantic County

Dr. Martin L. King School Complex, Atlantic County

Folsom Elementary School, Atlantic County

Folsom Elementary School, Atlantic County

Hillside Avenue School, Union County

Hillside Avenue School, Union County

John P. Stevens High School, Middlesex County

John P. Stevens High School, Middlesex County

John Witherspoon Middle School, Mercer County

John Witherspoon Middle School, Mercer County

Lincoln Middle School, Hudson County

Lincoln Middle School, Hudson County

Long Valley Middle School, Morris County

Long Valley Middle School, Morris County

North Plainfield High School, Somerset County

North Plainfield High School, Somerset County

Pennsylvania Avenue School, Atlantic County

Pennsylvania Avenue School, Atlantic County

Somerville High School, Somerset County

Somerville High School, Somerset County

West Essex High School, Essex County

West Essex High School, Essex County

Woodbury Junior and Senior High Schools, Gloucester County

Woodbury Junior and Senior High Schools, Gloucester County

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