The ACS Project SEED summer research program opens new doors for economically disadvantaged students to experience what it’s like to be a chemist. Students entering their junior or senior year in high school are given a rare opportunity to work alongside scientist-mentors on research projects in industrial, academic, and federal laboratories, discovering new career paths as they approach critical turning points in their lives.
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Since its inception in 1968, Project SEED has supported nearly 11,000 economically disadvantaged high school students mentored by over 1,000 volunteers. Over the fifty years, participants have indicated that Project SEED helped them to continue their education after high school while developing new skills and abilities, improving their self-confidence, and helping them to decide to become a scientist, engineer, or mathematician.