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BASF donation enhances STEM programming for Wyandotte students


BASF recently contributed $9,000 to the Wyandotte Public School system to support the purchase of classroom materials for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) programs for students in grades K-12.

Students in teacher Greg Brovont’s sixth to eighth grade STEM classrooms at Wilson Middle School are some of the many students who will benefit from BASF’s donation. According to Brovont, students work on several projects throughout the year that focus on the STEM processes. As part of the curriculum, they test project variables to learn what works and what doesn’t, which helps them develop ideas, revise methods, and perfect project designs.

“I consider myself very lucky to teach such a wonderful and fun subject,” added Brovont. “BASF’s very generous donation allows us to continue exposing children to exciting and cutting-edge subjects and potential STEM careers.”

Brovont has already seen Wilson students flourish in the STEM program when, in 2016, a team from the school won “Best in State” and “Fan Favorite” in a competition for their development of a Protect our Parks (POP) app. The app allows users to send photos to park owners to report graffiti and needed repairs. Each student was rewarded with a computer tablet and the school received a grant for their STEM program.

“STEM fields are important disciplines that engage and help students develop skills to problem solve and innovate,” said Greg Pflum, Vice President and General Manager of BASF’s Midwest Hub.  “Because of this, it’s important we provide the support needed for students to potentially succeed in these challenging fields, while also assisting STEM teachers whenever we can.”

“Through BASF’s support and contribution, our students will have increased opportunities to use advanced technology to help prepare for a possible STEM career,” said Dr. Catherine Cost, Wyandotte Public Schools Superintendent.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 17,500 employees in North America, and had sales of $16.2 billion in 2016. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. The more than 115,000 employees in the BASF Group work on contributing to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio is organized into five segments: Chemicals, Performance Products, Functional Materials & Solutions, Agricultural Solutions and Oil & Gas. BASF generated sales of €64.5 billion in 2017. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchanges in Frankfurt (BAS), London (BFA) and Zurich (BAS). Further information at

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