Chattanooga STEM student accepted into BASF Summer Science Academy

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Chattanooga STEM School student Angelica Ramirez has earned a spot at the BASF Summer Science Academy.

The BASF program is an advanced chemistry learning program that only includes 20 high school students form the United States, Canada and Mexico.

The summer program helps students develop an understanding of how science relates to business.

Ramirez is a rising senior and the only student from the Tennessee area that has been accepted into this program.

The 2-week advanced learning program will take place at Farleigh Dickinson University in Madison, New Jersey on July 13th.

Ramirez will have the opportunity to visit BASF research labs and gain hands-on experience in a university chemistry lab setting learning from Farleigh Dickinson University professors.

While working in teams at the program, students have the opportunity to create products such as shampoo and lotion and be able to sell their products as well.

“Angelica is a dedicated, passionate, innovative, independent young woman,” said Shannon Seigle, science instructor at STEM School Chattanooga. “She is a leader for change both within our school and in relation to the movement of women in STEM fields.”

Ramirez is the second STEM student from Tennessee to be chosen for the program and will be credited three transferable college science credits from attending the program.

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