November 14, 2013 12:20 ET

BASF 'Team Chemistry Challenge' Announced at University of Texas

FLORHAM PARK, NJ and AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwired - Nov 14, 2013) -

  • Student contest focused on finding solutions for making athletics more sustainable
  • $25,000 to be awarded to top submissions

During Saturday's University of Texas football game, BASF Corporation will be announcing its "Team Chemistry Challenge" to promote collaboration among university students to find innovative new ways to make athletics more sustainable. A total of $25,000 will be awarded to the top submissions as judged by a panel of BASF and University of Texas personnel.

"The Team Chemistry Challenge is designed to facilitate discussion in a fun and engaging way about finding innovative ways to make athletics more sustainable," said Tom Yura, Senior Vice President and General Manager of BASF's Geismar, Louisiana, site and a University of Texas alumnus. "We're challenging students to find new ways to lessen the environmental impact game day can create."

The contest -- open to full-time undergraduate and graduate students at the University of Texas -- will be officially launched by BASF on November 16 and will run until April of 2014.

"Sustainability and environment-friendly causes are central to the University of Texas Athletics culture," said Ed Goble, Executive Senior Associate Athletics Director, Facilities, Events and Operations at the University of Texas. "BASF's efforts on this initiative fall right in line with our own sustainability projects as part of the university's commitment to maintaining first class academics, athletics and facilities. We are proud to be part of this innovative student competition that we hope will also benefit our athletics department in the long run."

BASF also ran a "Team Chemistry Challenge" at the University of Michigan.

BASF - The Chemical Company

BASF Corporation, headquartered in Florham Park, New Jersey, is the North American affiliate of BASF SE, Ludwigshafen, Germany. BASF has more than 16,600 employees in North America, and had sales of $18.5 billion in 2012. For more information about BASF's North American operations, visit

BASF is the world's leading chemical company: The Chemical Company. Its portfolio ranges from chemicals, plastics, performance products and crop protection products to oil and gas. We combine economic success with environmental protection and social responsibility. Through science and innovation, we enable our customers in nearly every industry to meet the current and future needs of society. Our products and solutions contribute to conserving resources, ensuring nutrition and improving quality of life. We have summed up this contribution in our corporate purpose: We create chemistry for a sustainable future. BASF had sales of EUR 72.1 billion in 2012 and more than 110,000 employees as of the end of the year. Further information on BASF is available on the Internet at

Contact Information

  • For more information contact:

    Maureen Paukert
    BASF Corporation
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