“Through this program we are creating a diverse pipeline of talent and providing the opportunity for students to develop professional skills while learning more about BASF in the process.”

BASF is providing 28 college students the opportunity to spend the summer working as interns at the Geismar site in Louisiana. Selected from universities around the nation, the interns participate in projects that allow them to apply technical skills and knowledge to real-world situations. The three-month internship program is part of BASF’s local workforce development efforts.

“BASF continues to invest in the internship program to support our growing workforce needs in the Gulf Coast Region,” said Tom Yura, BASF Senior Vice President and General Manager at Geismar. “Through this program we are creating a diverse pipeline of talent and providing the opportunity for students to develop professional skills while learning more about BASF in the process.”

In addition to assigned responsibilities at the manufacturing facility in Geismar, the interns also volunteer during several BASF-sponsored events such as “Dreamnight” at the Baton Rouge Zoo for pediatric cancer patients and Volunteer Ascension’s “Special Tuesdays” program for special needs adults in the local area.

“My internship at BASF has been a wonderful experience, allowing me to meet new people, learn more about my chosen field and participate in several community volunteer events,” said Ashley Scardina, Louisiana State University (LSU) mechanical engineering student and BASF intern. “One of my favorite experiences thus far was volunteering at the local zoo to help entertain pediatric cancer patients. Seeing kids smile because of our efforts was the ultimate reward.”

Student interns working at the BASF site in Geismar included:

Andie Anseman – Louisiana Tech University (supply chain management)

Jose Arriaga – University of Texas-Austin (chemical engineering)

Marade Bergen – University of Pittsburgh (chemical engineering)

Peter Bongiorni – University of Michigan (environmental engineering)

Taylor Brown – Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

Stephen “Parker” Cannon – Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

Katy Debellevue – Louisiana State University (petroleum engineering)

Anna Deshotels – Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

Dillion Ellender – Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

David Ferrell – Louisiana Tech University (chemical engineering)

Maci Gauthreaux – University of Louisiana at Lafayette (chemical engineering)

Hayden Johnson – Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

Allison Jones – Louisiana State University (construction management)

Jubril Kogas – Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

Peyton Kuhn – Louisiana State University (actuarial science)

Megan LeBlanc – Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

Mohammed K. Mohammed – Louisiana State University (electrical engineering)

Miguel Nabatilan – Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

Chase Naquin – University of Louisiana at Lafayette (chemical engineering)

Keva Powell – Southern University (mechanical engineering)

Zachary Prevost – Louisiana State University (electrical engineering)

Kendall Ravey – Louisiana State University (computer science)

Aditi Rajgopal – University of Texas-Austin (chemical engineering)

Ashley Scardina – Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

Colleen Slade – Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

Dylan Stephens – Louisiana State University (mechanical engineering)

Bradley Watson – Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

Casey Wick – Louisiana State University (chemical engineering)

For more information about BASF in Louisiana and jobs available, visit http://www.basf.us/la.

Contributed by BASF