Greater Houston Section
2017 Area Coordinator: Carolyn Burnley
Chrisan-Kay Clarke, attending Prairie View University Fall 2016 - Project SEED Scholarship Awardee
2017 SUMMER STUDENT INTERNSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE
The ACS - GHS Project SEED is a program developed by the Greater Houston Section of the American Chemical Society that places talented, disadvantaged Greater Houston high school students into academic, industrial, and medical laboratories for 8 weeks during the summer to conduct research under the mentorship of accomplished scientists throughout the Greater Houston area. Last year, Prairie View University, Baylor College of Medicine, University of Texas Medical School at Galveston, Sam Houston University, and St. Thomas University served as host research sites with participating mentors. Follow-up activities during the year include invitations to scientific conferences and symposia, SAT preparation courses, and the opportunity to present their summer research locally, regionally and at a national conference. Each student is considered a fellow and receives an educational award for their summer research work.
For a student to be eligible for the Greater Houston Project SEED program, the student must meet specific academic and family income requirements, and demonstrate the potential to work in a chemical laboratory. Students entering their junior or senior year in high school and who have completed at least one high school chemistry course are eligible to apply. To be eligible as a fellow, the student must also be economically disadvantaged. Preference is given to students whose maximum family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines based on family size.
During the fellowship, each mentor offers career advice and encourages the fellows to pursue higher education and to consider science as a career option.
Currently, the ACS - GHS Project SEED receives support from Shell Oil Company and the American Chemical Society at the National level and at the local level from the Greater Houston Section. For more information, regarding Greater Houston please contact Carolyn Burnley at email@example.com or call (713) 824-8466.
Do you want to serve as a mentor?
Download the ACS Greater Houston Project SEED Mentor Application by January 30, 2017.
Are you a high school student that would like to serve as a fellow in a research facility?
Download the ACS Greater Houston Project SEED Fellow Application Form - Due May 15, 2017
Students, don’t forget your chemistry teacher’s recommendation form AND
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VOLUNTEER TO BE A PROJECT SEED COMMITTEE MEMBER
We need your time to serve in the following roles which involves the busiest times of obligation from March through August. If you can assist us, we need your help with the following:
All efforts will be coordinated with the Project Seed Area Coordinators.
2016 GHS Project SEED Mentor Institutions
UT Medical School at Galveston
Sam Houston University
Prairie View University
University of St. Thomas
2016 GHS Project SEED Update
Ten high school fellows participated in the 2015 ACS-GHS summer Project Seed fellowship program. The program started on July 13th and ended on August 3rd.
A Project Forum featuring the ten fellows was held on July 30, 2015 at HESS. The following mentors were present for the forum: Dr. Monte Petitt (University of Texas Medical School@ Galveston), Dr. H. Fan (Prairie View University) and Dr. David Thompson (Sam Houston University). ACS Board members, Mamie Moy and Maryanne Mores were present and assisted with registration. The list of Mentor and Fellows assignments is attached.
Ngoc Pham (Westbury High School)was this year’s recipient of one of the ACS Project Seed Scholarships of $5,000. Ngoc Pham plans to attend Houston Baptist University.
2016 National Project SEED Update
The Project Seed national committee meeting was held in the Sheraton in Boston on August 15th and 16th. The National Project SEED Program gained five (5) new states with Project SEED programs this year. However eleven (11) states still do not have Project SEED programs, included are Wyoming, Arkansas, Kansas, Arizona, Montana, Rhode Island, and Washington, to name a few.
Project SEED's 50th year anniversary will be recognized in 2018. In light of this historic anniversary, a Task Force has been formed to create a Project SEED budget that allows for an increase in stipends and scholarships.