BASF Corporation Supports Science Education Program in Union Township Schools
Union Township Schools (Hunterdon County) announced today that it was awarded a $5,000 grant from the BASF Corporation. The grant will allow the district to expand the Junior Medical Academy Lab program resulting in participation from more middle school students. In addition, the grant funds will help to create a junior medical lab complete with STAT simulation.
The Junior Medical Academy Lab program, a collaboration with Hunterdon County Polytech’s Biomedical Academy, provides students with the unique opportunity to learn medical and life skills based on pre-medical and medical school curriculum scaled to a middle school level. Each student will engage in problem-based medical scenarios, culminating in a junior residency in 7th grade, and a senior residency in 8th grade.
“We are grateful to BASF for these important grant funds that will allow us to provide our students with cutting-edge learning opportunities,” says Nicholas Diaz, Superintendent of Union Township Schools.
Each year, the BASF Corporation awards New Jersey schools $5,000 each to support science education programs. The 2019 Science Education Grants will enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) related initiatives for students in grades K-12.