Project SEED Supports 10 Local Students

Project SEED provides support for summer research internships, pairing high school students with a scientist in a laboratory setting. The mission of Project SEED is to assure that students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have opportunities to experience the challenges and rewards of chemically-related sciences.  We had yet another successful group of Project SEED students this summer!  We had 10 students in the program.  Our students were paired with investigators at surrounding local universities and government agencies where they participated in research projects.

Project SEED provides support for summer research internships, pairing high school students with a scientist in a laboratory setting. The mission of Project SEED is to assure that students from economically disadvantaged backgrounds have opportunities to experience the challenges and rewards of chemically-related sciences.  We had yet another successful group of Project SEED students this summer!  We had 10 students in the program.  Our students were paired with investigators at surrounding local universities and government agencies where they participated in research projects.

 

Student Mentor Project
Sheku Deen-Tarawalie Dr. Zhijong Nie, University of Maryland Synthesizing diverse metal- or oxide-based nanoparticles
Tenneh Dukuly Dr. Amol Kulkarni, Howard University College of Pharmacy Development of small molecule inhibitors of NLRP3
Osogieahon Ewanehi Dr. Joseph Fortunak, Howard University Isolation, characterization, and analysis of the pharmacokinetic enhancer piperine from Piper. nigrum
Giselle Flores Dr. Timothy Warren, Georgetown University Copper catalyzed C-H functionalization
Kevin Fuentes Dr. James Fedchak, National Institute of Standards and Technology Photodesorption Studies
Yoon Jae Jee Dr. Andrew Davis, Library of Congress Effects of Natural Aging on the Mechanical and Molecular Properties of Book Paper and Cellulose
Absatou Njie Dr. Mary-Christine Onuta, University of Maryland Baltimore County Controlled Assembly of Inorganic Nanoparticles for the Formation of new Hybrid Nanomaterials
Christopher Okorie Dr. Kaveh Jorabchi, Georgetown University Halogen tags for detection and quantification of trace chemicals
Johaness Osorio Dr. YuYe Tong, Georgetown University Synthesizing diverse metal- or oxide-based nanoparticles
Maria Rojas Dr. Andrei Vedernikov, University of Maryland Developing catalysts for aerobic hydrocarbon oxidation

 

The summer began with a well-attended orientation for the students and their families, hosted by committee member Faye Rubinson.  Dr. Rubinson shared our vision for the summer and for our students’ shared learning and success.  Students listened to different perspectives on the success and importance of Project SEED from several speakers.  The event closed with introductions from our Project SEED students. Evaluations from the event indicated broad success of our opening to the summer for our students and their families.

The Project SEED program is financially supported by the National program and our local section.  Please contribute to the Noel Turner Fund to help sustain our local section program.  Checks payable to the Noel Turner Fund can be sent to the CSW Local Section Office, 1155 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC 20036.

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