BASF employees judge Galvez Middle School Science Fair

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BASF Employees served as judges at the annual Galvez Middle School science fair. Picture shows BASF judges and Galvez Middle

Science Club participants.

Several BASF employees volunteered to serve as judges at Galvez Middle School’s annual science fair on Wednesday,

January 11. Employees listened to presentations from members of the Galvez Middle School Science Club. Science experiments ranged from Mentos candy and soda explosions to evaluating the Stroop effect versus reading ability.

Galvez Middle School is BASF’s Geismar’s Adopt-A-School partner and enjoysworking with the school, especially in promoting educational science activities. “I'm very for STEM activities for kids, and I'm always interested in getting involved with them,” said BASF PDP Engineer and Judge Jacki Fogel. STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM).

Each science fair participant received a certificate of achievement and BASF Frisbee. First place went to eight-grader Christopher Bourgeois, second to sixth-grader Camryn Cook and third to sixth-grader Kennadi Lee. Each finalist received a ribbon and other BASF items  such as a jump drive and calculator.

 "It is inspiring to see so many young people interested in science, interested in asking why, and learning more about the world around them. They will be the next generation of scientists, engineers and inventors,” said BASF Technology Engineer and Judge Tim Crocker. “I'm proud to be a part of BASF and their support of our local schools’ science activities."

About BASF

BASF is the world’s leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success, social responsibility and environmental protection. Through science and innovation we enable our customers in almost all industries to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and system solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring healthy food and nutrition and helping to improve the quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF posted sales of about €63.9 billion in 2010 and had approximately 109,000 employees as of the end of 2010. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (AN). Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at www.basf.com or in the Social Media Newsroom at newsroom.basf.com.