[ Register for the Sept 23, 2019 event ]


Project 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 at ACS

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.

Project SEED

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 Institute, Montclair University, 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 mentors for their kindness and dedication of, and for funds donated by school boards, corporations, the ACS SEED endowment, and many individual chemists.

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 2019 Poster Session

Monday, September 23, 2019

Please register [ below ]

NJACS members are encouraged to serve as judges. It gets you a free buffet dinner!


Seton Hall University (SHU)
Bishop Dougherty University Center,
Main Lounge
400 South Orange Ave
South Orange, NJ 07079


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

Dinner is optional – cost: $35, payable at the door (free for judges).

Note: If you sign up for dinner but cannot attend, please return here and cancel your reservation. Otherwise, you are responsible for the cost of your dinner.


  • Here are [ SHU’s written directions ] by car, train, or bus.
  • Here is a [ Google GPS driving map ] to the Xavier Hall parking lot at SHU.
    (Note: Other GPS apps will get you to Seton Hall but not all the way to the parking lot.)
  • If you drive and use the Main Entrance on South Orange Ave, just tell the guard at the booth “Project SEED”. They will offer directions if you need them.
  • If you have mobility issues, ask the guard if there is somewhere closer you can park.


  • Use the parking lot situated alongside (and extending underneath) Xavier Hall
  • This annotated SHU Campus Map [ jpg | pdf ] highlights the parking lot and meeting venue.

    Note: The official SHU Campus Map is rotated 120 degrees to the left, putting North at the bottom-left, which may cause confusion when compared to most other maps.

  • Better yet, this Walking Map [ jpg | pdf ] uses blue dots to trace the path from the Xavier Hall parking lot to the Bishop Doughtery Center where the SEED meeting will take place.

This event is held in conjunction with the September NJACS Executive Committee Meeting.

Contact: Marilyn Gorman rosellerams@yahoo.com