North Jersey Section
American Chemical Society

Project SEED

Project SEEDProject SEED is designed to encourage economically disadvantaged high school students to pursue career opportunities in the chemical sciences. During the summer, student work in the laboratory doing hands-on research guided by a scientist-mentor.

Project SEED is for the student from an economically disadvantage background with an annual family income not exceeding $34,000. Exceptions can be made for incomes of up to $42,000, depending on family circumstances. Students who have not graduated from high school are eligible for the Summer-I program, and those returning for a second summer of research may participate in the Summer-II program.

College scholarships are available for SEED students who have graduated from high school and plan to attend college. Contributions are accepted by the American Chemical Society for the benefit of this program. The contribution can be designated to support a Project SEED student in New Jersey. Send the contributions made out to American Chemical Society to:

Project SEED Committee at ACS
American Chemical Society
1155 16th Street NW
Washington DC 20036

Project SEED
The American Chemical Society is a Congressionally Chartered 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization.

Support Us

All ACS members and friends, come and hear about the latest research going on in area laboratories. Take an hour or two to see the posters that you choose, as displayed by eager SEED students. You will receive highlights of the research they did in organic, pharmaceutical, biological, analytical, environmental, computational, inorganic, physical, and polymer chemistry, as well as in chemical and bioengineering, food, cosmetic, plant, and materials science, and drug development.

Your Interest Is Critical

Thanks to your help, the SEED students will be further inspired. SEED students worked at NJIT, Rutgers and Cook College (3 campuses), Seton Hall, Stevens, Montclair, Beth Israel Hospital, UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson, William Paterson University, Ramapo College, New Jersey City University, Fairleigh Dickinson, Fordham, Long Island University, Brooklyn College, NJ Meadowlands Environmental Org., Hackensack Hospital, and the Public Health Research Institute in Newark.

Thanks are due to the mentors’ kindness and dedication, and funds donated by school boards, corporations, the ACS SEED endowment, and many individual chemists.

The poster session will take place as part of the social hour of the North Jersey ACS meeting. It is at Seton Hall University, South Orange Avenue (corner Centre Street), South Orange, NJ, in the Student Center. Everyone is invited. There is no charge and no reservations are needed if you go to the poster session and cannot stay for dinner.

You are welcome to be a judge, and if you are a judge, you receive a free buffet dinner. If you would like to be a judge, please contact Bill Suits (suits@earthlink.net). If you plan to stay for dinner, please contact John Penna (732-463-7271, chemphun@gmail.com) by September 16, 2015.

Anyone wanting to host a student or start a SEED Program in the North Jersey Section, could call Susan Fahrenholtz at 973 338-6588 for specific information

Project Seed Poster Session

Monday, September 28, 2015
Seton Hall University
University Center (Main Lounge)
400 South Orange Ave.
South Orange, NJ

Times
3:30 PM SEED Poster setup
4:00 – 6:00 Judging
6:00 Dinner
6:30 Awards

Cost for Dinner is $25 – payable at the door (free for judges).

For reservations please call (732) 463-7271 or email chemphun@gmail.com prior to Wed, Sept 16, 2015.

To be a judge contact Bill Suits (suits@earthlink.net).

Note: This event is held in conjunction with the September North Jersey Executive Committee Meeting.

Dinner cost is payable at the door; however, if you are not able to attend and did not cancel your reservation, you are responsible for the price of your dinner. The event is free if you do not have dinner or are a judge.