Message from the Program Director and Coordinator of CWRU’s Project SEED Program:
Dear high school students, parents, and educators,
I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well.
The national ACS Project SEED summer program has been reimaging for this summer due to the ongoing pandemic. Instead of having high school students participating at institutions this summer, the ACS Project SEED committee has put together a 4.5-weeks virtual summer camp for students around the nation.
Student applications will be accepted online until May 15th, 2020 (link: https://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/seed/apply.html). Click here to download information about how to apply, including the process to create a profile, follow-up steps, and troubleshooting tips if you encounter issues. The attached document is written specifically for students.
A list of frequently asked questions is also given at the bottom of this message.
I am looking forward to the opportunity to restore the ACS SEED Program at CWRU in the summer of 2021.
Frequently asked questions:
Participants are given a research project in chemistry and are supervised by a Case Western Reserve University scientist-mentor. Summer I students will receive a fellowship award of $2,500, while summer II students will receive a fellowship award of $3,000 for 8 weeks of full-time work (~35 hours/week). The summer 2019 program is expected to start on June 10 and end on August 2. Note: high school seniors who have participated in a Project SEED summer program are eligible to apply for a one-year, non-renewable college scholarship of up to $5,000.
Applicants must meet the following qualifications:
– Be considering a science major or career
The Project SEED Program has hosted 43 high-school students since 2010. Most of these students have participated for two consecutive summers (i.e., the maximum allowed by the program). As shown in the list of fellows below, at least 38 of these SEED students are pursuing (or are planning to pursuit) a college degree in STEM as of 2018; a ~88% retention rate.
The Project SEED National Office generated report cards for Project SEED Sites using data from the Annual Student Survey and the Mentor Report. These report cards are automatically generated from data and do not reflect a grade, but rather a visualization of student/mentor responses. Each report card is automatically generated using the data given and a visualization software. Any irregularities or questions can be addressed with the Project SEED National Office.
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Funding for this program is provided by The American Chemical Society and the Project SEED endowment, the College of Arts and Sciences at CWRU, and the National Science Foundation through the CAREER program (Grant No. CHE-1800052).