Event Recap: The Chemists’ Club Visit Ashland R&D Center in Bridgewater – Feb. 23, 2018

Where we turn science and technology into commercial realities

On Friday, February 23, 2018 more than 30 enthusiastic student members of the Chemists’ Club (www.thechemistsclub.org) visited Ashland R&D center in Bridgewater, NJ. These undergraduate and graduate students from New York University, City College of New York, Manhattan College and the University of Rochester spent an exciting day for tours and insightful interactions with our team of Ashland Solvers. The students were greeted by Osama Musa (Vice President and Chief Technology Officer) who gave an overview of Ashland. In his welcome speech, Musa encouraged the students to explore our world-class Bridgewater R&D facility, interact with our tenacious Ashland solvers, and immerse in our innovation culture of turning science and technology into commercial realities. The students were able to tour more than 10 different areas learning about our amazing chemistries and capabilities including our “state of the art” molecular, applications, measurement and consumer science laboratories – where they learned about our always solving™ culture. Linda Foltis (Vice President of Global Hair and Home Care) provided closing remarks at the end of the tour. Foltis showcased how Ashland ingredients played crucial roles in consumer products and motivated the students to seek career opportunities in a chemical company that is “always solving™”.

This event was coordinated through the Chemists’ Club and sponsored by Ashland.
“Many and many more thanks to Ashland for hosting the Chemists’ Club and its fine members,” said Dr. Roland Stefandl, president of the Chemists’ Club, after the event. “Everyone raved about the great experience at Ashland.”

Visiting Students with their Ashland Hosts and Tour Guides take a group photo

Musa (center in white shirt) welcomes the students and kicks off the day.

Fan Wu (front right) leads a lively discussion in the Measurement Sciences – GPC lab.

Foltis wraps up the day with the visiting Chemists’ Club students.