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BASF in Seneca donates $10,000 in lab equipment to Seneca High School

SENECA, SC, December 15, 2022 – BASF in Seneca recently donated $10,000 in laboratory equipment to Seneca High School’s chemistry lab. The donation will modernize the school’s chemistry lab and support students as they explore chemistry, and potentially inspire students to consider careers in STEM, such as those available at BASF. Among the pieces BASF donated are a chemistry lab starter station and two lab station expansions, including temperature and pressure sensors, molecular model kits, burners, condensers, voltage and conductivity sensors and more.


“The Seneca High School Science Department is very appreciative to BASF for their support through the years, and for sponsoring our chemistry lab with equipment that can help prepare our students to go out into the real world with the technological and content knowledge to be able to compete at the highest levels whether it be in post-secondary education or in the workplace,” said Seneca High School Science Educator Christopher White, Ph.D. “Although improving our facilities and equipment is a priority, we are also thankful to have a partner like BASF that can help us connect our content to real world applications right here in our own backyard, and we hope to continue that partnership in other ways that can benefit our students.”


BASF is the world’s leading chemistry company, creating materials used daily in electronics, vehicles, food production, refrigeration, cleaning supplies, soaps and toothpaste, clothing manufacturing, water purification, pharmaceuticals. BASF’s site in Seneca refines and recycles precious metals used in catalytic converters, televisions, cell phones, oxygen tanks, fertilizer and more.


In addition to the lab equipment, BASF in Seneca also serves as a $1,500 Athletic Department sponsor and has donated $3,000 in scholarships over the last two years to senior-level students with strong grades in science courses.


BASF currently has dozens of open positions and is looking for new team members, including veterans, reserve members and those returning to civilian life. At BASF in Seneca, hourly compensation starts at $22.50/hour and increases with experience. To see open jobs and learn more, visit www.basf.us/sc.


About BASF in Seneca

BASF’s site in Seneca is one of five BASF sites in South Carolina. The Seneca site employs 425 employees and additional contractors. This site is a specialty chemical catalysts manufacturing and precious metal refining facility. BASF customers use those products to produce a wide variety of products including pharmaceuticals, water treatment media for the removal of lead, arsenic and other impurities from drinking water, for fertilizers, herbicides, auto-emission catalysts, plastics, fragrances and more.

About BASF

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,700 employees in North America and had sales of $25.9 billion in 2021. For more information about BASF’s North American operations, visit www.basf.com/us.

At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Around 111,000 employees in the BASF Group contribute to the success of our customers in nearly all sectors and almost every country in the world. Our portfolio comprises six segments: Chemicals, Materials, Industrial Solutions, Surface Technologies, Nutrition & Care and Agricultural Solutions. BASF generated sales of €78.6 billion in 2021. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the U.S. Further information at www.basf.com.

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