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SU engineering student earns BASF summer internship

6/03/2013

Uchenna Agu, a 17-year-old sophomore mechanical engineering major, has been chosen as the Summer Intern for BASF – The Chemical Company.

 

 “I am very excited about going to work in corporate America,” said Agu, a native of Imo State, Nigeria.

 

Agu will be working at the BASF’s plant in Geismar. Latasha M. Teemer, the University Recruitment Specialist at BASF, announced the selection last week. BASF is among the world’s leading chemical companies with more than 110,000 employees worldwide.

 

The internship selection comes just days after representatives of BASF visited the campus to discuss partnerships, internships and job opportunities.

 

Agu said his parents, both lawyers in Baton Rouge, are thrilled about his early success. “I am a little nervous but I am ready do whatever they (BASF) ask of me,” he said.

 

The mechanical engineering major has a 3.97 grade point average and is a Dolores Margaret Richard Spikes Honors College Student and Undergraduate Research Assistant. He is secretary of the SUBR chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers.

 

The start date and his job responsibilities will be provided soon, he said. “I will be ready when they call,” Agu said.