Greater Houston Section

Greater Houston Section - Project SEED Program

2022 Area Coordinator: Dr. Javoris Hollingsworth

Project SEED was established in 1968 to help economically disadvantaged high school students expand their education and career outlook.  2020 marks 52 years since Project SEED was created and has allowed research in more than 400 institutions for more than 11,000 students.  Project SEED provides opportunities for students who historically lack exposure to scientific careers by allowing them to spend a summer conducting hands-on research with a scientist in academic, industry, and government research laboratories. Students usually receive a fellowship award and a chance to receive a Project SEED college scholarship.

Seeking MENTORS for the ACS Project SEED Program for Summer 2022

The ACS Project SEED summer research program creates opportunities for economically disadvantaged students to  experience what it's like to be a chemist. To promote this initiative, we are now seeking mentors to lead our high school  student participants in the summer of 2022. All mentors will be appointed to no more than 2 students.

Starting December 1st, 2021, we will be accepting proposals for both in-person AND virtual research projects. If interested, please contact the Project SEED Area Coordinator, Dr. Javoris Hollingsworth, at for further details.

Expectations for Mentors

  • Leads project with sufficient overlap with chemistry concepts
  • Ensures student comprehension and thorough understanding of the research project
  • Fully occupies student for the duration of the project timeline (minimum 30-36 hours per week for at least 6 weeks); Note that group meetings, research and writing time are included in this minimum)

Questions regarding mentor or student fellow positions should be directed to Area Coordinator Dr. Javoris Hollingsworth (

2019 GHS Project SEED Mentor Institutions

University of Houston

Sam Houston University

Prairie View University

The Project SEED Committee Needs Your Help

Can you help the Project SEED Committee with one or more of the following?

  • Work with project sites to ensure that the mentor-fellow relationship develops and has a smooth transition
  • Assist with executing the Project SEED forum, e.g. checking students, refreshments, and posters
  • Assist with fundraising efforts: suggesting donors and new methods to solicit funds

All efforts will be coordinated with the Project SEED Area Coordinators. If interested in volunteering for Project SEED, please contact us at

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