BASF in Seneca sponsors Clemson University Field Day, promotes STEM learningMay 3, 2023
BASF’s site in Seneca partnered with Clemson University to sponsor its annual Be a T.I.G.E.R. Field Day on Saturday, April 15 and to engage youngsters in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) learning through hands-on construction of popsicle catapults. More than a dozen volunteers from BASF’s Seneca site attended the event, where 750 people – including children—learned about science and engineering in action, launching their university-colored poms in the air and connecting the fun to science and engineering. Each participant went home with an event shirt, a BASF frisbee and their catapult creations.
The free youth event is hosted by volunteer student-athletes who offer character-building games and activities for kids. Each letter in the word ‘TIGER’ stands for a certain character trait that is important for young children to understand and practice in their everyday lives. “T” stands for teamwork, “I” for integrity, “G” for gratitude, “E” for education and “R” for respect.
This yearly event is one of the Upstate’s major spring kickoff events. It precedes the Annual Football Spring Game and this year’s game drew a crowd of 50,000 attendees.
About BASF in Seneca
BASF is currently hiring. Hourly compensation starts at $22.50/hour and increases with experience. For more information on open roles, visit www.basf.us/seneca. BASF’s site in Seneca is one of five BASF sites in South Carolina. The Seneca site employs more than 500 employees and 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. BASF’s site in Seneca is dedicated to community engagement and contributed more than $50,000 in 2022 to charitable organizations that serve local residents.
At BASF, we create chemistry for a sustainable future. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. More than 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 €87.3 billion in 2022. BASF shares are traded on the stock exchange in Frankfurt (BAS) and as American Depositary Receipts (BASFY) in the United States. Further information at www.basf.com.