CHME Club visits BASF

By Dawn Hibbard | Mar 19, 2013

Kettering's Chemical Engineering Club visited BASF in Wyandotte to learn more about the company and its professional development program.

CHME Club members with BASF representatives.KetteringUniversity's CHME Club, the student chapter of American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AICHE) traveled to BASF in Wyandotte, March 8, 2013, for a tour of the plant. BASF, the largest chemical company in the world, is headquartered in Germany. They produce a wide range of chemicals ranging from solvents, plastics and resins to petrochemicals and industrial gases. The Wyandotte location of BASF is responsible for the production of polyurethanes for automotive applications, specialty plastics and resins for packaging, printing and surface coatings.

 Dr. Paul Gloor, technical manager of Resins Process Development at BASF and a member of the CHME Industrial Advisory Board at Kettering, organized and hosted the student tour that included visiting the Wyandotte Resin Complex (WYR) and the Chemical Engineering Complex (CET) at the BASF facility, as well as meeting with chemical engineers holding various positions at BASF. Students were able to hear from engineers in different stages in their careers. Additionally, students learned about the Professional Development Program program at BASF from the perspective of two engineers. This program is designed for entry level engineers and involves a rotational job placement before final placement.

Learn more about Kettering University's Chemical Engineering program.