CSW Project SEED – Call for Students & Mentors/Projects!

Every year, the Chemical Society of Washington (CSW) hosts a CSW Cohort with ACS Project Seed (Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged) where High School students join laboratories across the DMV for a paid summer research internship in chemistry or a chemistry-related field! Through participating in Project SEED CSW and our amazing research mentors support the growth of underrepresented and economically disadvantaged groups in chemistry and chemistry-related fields. Take a look at CSW’s culminating poster session last year on the Celebrating Young Scientists article on the CapitalChemist.

For Researchers interested in being mentors, Project Proposal for either In-Person or Virtual projects and send the completed form back to the CSW Project SEED Chair no later than Tuesday February 7th 2023. Please email [email protected] to request the proposal format and get put in contact with the CSW Project SEED Chair and DC area coordinator.

For educators who have High school students interested in chemistry/science, who qualify as low-income based on the program criteria (refer to Eligibility Criteria on the SEED website for more information), and who have successfully completed at least one course of high school chemistry—please direct them to apply! Student applications are opening in February and run through April. For students who are selected to participate in the program, they work in the laboratory (or on a virtual project) for 8-10 weeks in the summer. Students earn $3,200 (first year) and $3,800 (second year) for their research work. In addition students participate in career development and scientific development programs put together by the CSW Project SEED committee, including a career panel, how to present scientific information, and a culminating poster session where students present their research to family, friends, and CSW members!