Students ages 4 to 18 have participated in a BASF STEM program
Who we are
STEM Education in North America
Inspiring future leaders
BASF knows the importance of engaging young students in science at an early age. Through inspirational programs, we provide hands-on learning that helps today’s students become the innovators and leaders of the future.
With volunteers and partnering with community institutions, chemistry is explored by children from all walks of life.
STEM Education programs
BASF’s award-winning, hands-on STEM education programs inspire young minds and shape the future of our industry.
Kids always seem to have a sense of wonder. From peek-a-boo to building forts, the act of discovery brightens their day. Through our interactive Kids’ Lab program (ages 4 –12), BASF focuses that sense of wonder by pairing chemistry with fun. We give them what they love: a hands-on opportunity to explore connections between science and their world.
Teenagers tend to take themselves pretty seriously. Well, so do we. We created our Teens’ Lab specifically for them. Teens’ Lab provides a unique opportunity to use state-of-the-art equipment in a university-level lab, where perhaps they'll spark an interest in future careers in science, technology, engineering and math.
Technically, there’s more than one road to a technical career. There’s computer technology and then there’s industrial technology. Think operator, pipefitter or welder. BASF’s TECH Academy offers unique opportunities to high school students who have an eye on a career in industrial arts and process technology. Inquisitive teens get the chance to explore skills along this path and engage with professionals to begin their journey in the industry.
You Be the Chemist
Chemistry plays a central role in our everyday life, and to help K– 8 students understand chemistry impact, BASF partners with the Chemical Educational Foundation (CEF) and is a sponsor of the You Be the Chemist Challenge®.