Tag Archives: Project SEED

Two Local Project SEED Fellows Received Project SEED Scholarships for 2016-2017

The American Chemical Society Committee on Project SEED has announced the winners of its 2016–17 college scholarships. The recipients, who were selected from participants in ACS’s Project SEED research program, received one-year, non-renewable scholarships of up to $5,000 to help cover tuition and fees during their freshman year of college. The 31 scholarships for the 2016–17 academic year, which have a […]

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Project SEED: Mentors Needed

Project SEED is a program for economically disadvantaged high school students administered by the American Chemical Society (ACS) that offers a unique opportunity to spend a summer conducting hands-on research with a scientist in a laboratory setting. Project SEED programs are initiated and hosted by research institutions (academic, government, or industrial laboratories). Students work 8–10 weeks and are awarded a […]

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CSW’s Project SEED Program Still Going Strong!

Contributed by Faye Rubinson, CSW Project SEED Co-Chair CSW’s Project SEED program is alive and well, despite the departure of long-time Project SEED chairman, Dr. Ajay Mallia, in July. Our three events this summer—an orientation session, a career panel, and a workshop on technical presentations and writing—have been well-attended, and the evaluations of the program by this year’s students have […]

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SEED Research Symposium A Great Success!

Project SEED is a flagship program of American Chemical Society because of its unique chemistry related research opportunity to economically disadvantaged HS students. This year CSW supported 18 high school students from Washington DC (McKinley Technology HS, Woodrow Wilson HS), Virginia (Thomas Jefferson HS, John Randolph Tucker HS) and Maryland (Highpoint HS, Wheaton HS, Walter Johnson HS). These students successfully […]

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Project SEED Research Symposium

The 2015 CSW-SEED Research Symposium will be held on September 12, 2015, 10 am- noon at ACS Headquarters (1155 16th St NW, Washington, DC 20036).  At the symposium, the 2015 CSW-SEED fellows will be presenting their summer research at the poster/and oral presentation. Project SEED is a flagship program of American Chemical Society and provide summer chemistry research opportunity to the economically disadvantaged […]

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Success at CSW Scientific Writing and Presentation Workshop

By Ajay Mallia Project SEED participants had a rare treat in August when the CSW-SEED committee organized a scientific writing and presentation workshop for them. The goal of the workshop was help empower Project SEED participants to learn to effectively communicate the science they were researching. CSW’s Project SEED program was recently honored for the second year in a row with […]

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CSW Wins Two 2015 ChemLuminary Awards

At the 250th National Meeting in Boston, the Chemical Society of Washington won two ChemLuminary Awards for CSW’s outstanding work with young chemists in 2014. The ChemLuminary Awards, given by various bodies within ACS, are some of the highest awards ACS can bestow on local sections. They are given to sections who have shown leadership and the highest quality work. […]

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2015 CSW-Project SEED Summer Research Program Report

Contributed by Dr. Ajay Mallia Started in 1968, ACS’ Project SEED program provides summer research opportunities to economically disadvantaged high school students at academic/government/industrial laboratories under the supervision of a mentor. This year, CSW’s SEED program supported 18 high school students from DC, VA and MD schools for their summer research at NIST, Georgetown University, George Washington University and University […]

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Deadline Extended! Invitation for Applications to Project SEED

Contributed by Ajay Mallia (Chair, CSW-SEED committee)   **DEADLINE EXTENDED: Applications due May 15th, noon**   For the past 45 years, ACS’ Project SEED has helped thousands of disadvantaged high school students who historically lack exposure to scientific careers by giving them an opportunity to conduct research at academic, industrial, or governmental institutions. Under Project SEED, high school students participate […]

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“Once You Discover Something, You Want to Know More”

By Mesgana Dagnachew. After walking into my Chemistry classroom, my teacher made an announcement about a, “great summer internship opportunity”, Project SEED. Those who were interested stayed after class. I was one of them. As she told us about the program, I stood there with excitement thinking “When I can apply?” The part that interested me was having a summer internship […]

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