To University Educators, Government and Industry Scientists:
Interested in supporting the growth of underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups in chemistry and chemistry-related fields? Each year the ACS hosts a national Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) is a paid summer internship program for high school students. The local cohort of CSW organizes professors and scientists across the DMV interested in hosting a high school student researcher over the summer, at no cost to the hosting institution for the first year. Not only will this student participate in hands-on learning of chemistry, but the scientists and graduate students that work with this student will also gain valuable mentorship experience. If you are interested and able, the project applications are now open until January 28th! Please contact CSW Project SEED Chair, Ashley Pennington if you are interested in submitting a short proposal to be part of the CSW Project SEED cohort and she will send you the application questions- all submissions for the CSW-area cohort are due to Ashley the by COB January 28th. Interested but don’t know where to start? Contact Ashley and she and the committee can help you craft your idea!
Students, Guardians, and Teachers
Each year the ACS hosts a national Project SEED (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) is a paid summer internship program for high school students. High School Students are encouraged to apply to participate in a paid summer research internship! Students meet the eligibility, apply, and are chosen to participate will work 8 hours a day, 5 days a week on a research project and earn a $3,200 stipend for the 8 – 10 week program, and gain valuable experience in Chemistry and Science which can give them an idea of future career opportunities and educational opportunities. Eligibility
Interested in receiving email updates on when the application opens? Fill out this interest form and stay in the know. Applications are open from February to March and students can apply here. Students will be selected and notified in April. The program runs from June to August. Depending on the projects available, the research will either be virtual (computer provided) or in person.
There will be a virtual Student Information Session on Thursday, January 20th at 6pm ET for any and all interested high school students for the 2022 program. Students, teachers, and other interested parties should register at the link above. We will introduce the new student application, discuss application deadlines, and give them an overview of the summer program.