WARREN, NJ - Representatives from Watchung Hills Regional High School received two BASF science education grants totaling $10,000 during a reception at the company's Florham Park headquarters. Grants were received for Experimental Research Program Expansion and Robotics Equipment.
The BASF Experimental Research Program Expansion grant will be used to purchase a high quality microscope with >1000x magnification, fluorescence, transmission imaging and phase contrast allowing students to work with live specimens and image structurally modified materials. The equipment purchased for ERD will be used (under supervision) in Biology and other classes.
The BASF Robotics Equipment Science Education Grant will be used to support the school’s robotics team by replacing an antiquated milling machine. A new, modern milling machine will allow the students to work faster, be more productive, and produce higher quality parts; enhancing their overall team learning experience. In addition, newer milling machines are built to higher safety standards which will provide greater overall safety for the students.