Greater Houston Section

Project SEED

2019 Area Coordinator: Carolyn Burnley


Project SEED was established in 1968 to help economically disadvantaged high school students expand their education and career outlook.  2019 marks 51 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 receive a fellowship award and a chance to receive a Project SEED college scholarship.

The 2019 Greater Houston Project SEED program included five (5) Project SEED Summer 2 fellows (second year) and six (6) Project Seed Summer 1 fellows (first year). The 2019 Project SEED Fellows, research work sites, and mentors were as follows:

The 2019 Project SEED program started on June 10, 2019 and officially ends on August 5, 2019.  On Friday, August 2, 2019, the fellows will make oral presentations and present posters of their research.   A daily commute is required to participate in this fellowship program and transportation to all work locations is the total responsibility and expense of the fellow.

The intent of Project SEED is to provide students with the opportunity to do meaningful research.  In 2019, the Project SEED Summer I stipend will be $2,500 and the Project SEED Summer II stipend will be $3,000.  The program also requires students to submit a report based on their experiences as well as complete a follow-up survey.

Project SEED Mentors

Do you want to serve as a mentor in 2020? Register between November 15, 2019 - January 30, 2020.

Download the Project SEED Mentor Applications:

Summer 1 Mentor Application

Summer 2 Mentor Application

Project SEED Student Fellows

Are you a high school student that would like to serve as a fellow in a research facility? Submit your application between March 10 - April 20, 2020.

Project SEED Student Fellow Guidelines

Download the Project SEED Student Application Forms:

Summer 1 Application Form

Summer 2 Application Form

Project SEED Teacher Recommendation Form

Students, don't forget to include your chemistry teacher's recommendation form!

Please forward all applications for mentors and students to Area Coordinator, Carolyn Burnley at


We could use your assistance to help the Project Seed Committee with the 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 interesting in volunteering for Project SEED, please contact us at

    2019 GHS Project SEED Mentor Institutions

    University of Houston

    Sam Houston University

    Prairie View University

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