Mini Grants

ACS Georgia Section Mini-Grants Program

Mission Statement:
   In an effort to expand its mission to encourage and advance chemistry in all its branches; and by its meetings, reports, papers, discussions and publications, to promote scientific interests and inquiry, The Georgia Section of the American Chemical Society invites proposals from interested parties for the annual Mini-grant Program.
   The mini-grants enable activities intended for improving public understanding, appreciation and knowledge of chemistry and the chemical sciences in the greater Atlanta region. Grants of up to $1000 will be awarded.

  • Proposals will be evaluated on the basis of creativity, coherence and the expected number of people impacted.
  • Proposals must be either submitted by an active member of the American Chemical Society, or have an active member sponsor if submitted by a non-member.
  • A committee of local section members will evaluate all complete proposals received by the deadline.
  • A brief summary report highlighting the number of participants and key accomplishments will be required at the conclusion of the activity.
  • For further information, or for assistance in identifying a member sponsor, please contact: Mr. Tyler Kinner,

Mini-Grant Awards


  • Megan Chang (Walton High School), for “Minority Community Outreach”
  • Kathryn Mullen (Trickum Middle School), for “Physical Sciences STEM Night”
  • Gillian Rudd (Georgia Gwinnett College), for “STEM Outreach on Campus”

2018 Mini-Grant Committee: Terry Say (Chair) and Tyler Kinner 


  • Renuka Rajasekaran (Luella High School, Locust Grove), for “Community Chemistry Nights”
  • Julian Beckford (Parks of Stonecrest Community Civic Association), for “Ed-Fund at Stonecrest Library”

2017 Mini-Grant Committee: Terry Say (Chair) and Don Hicks


  • Sammy Bell (South Forsyth Middle School), for “Science Equipment to Explain Chemistry Fundamentals”
  • Laura Mast (Georgia Tech), for “Water Treatment Education”
  • Tyler Kinner (Meadowcreek High School), for “Portable Fume Hood for Chemistry Demonstrations”

2016 Mini-Grant Committee: Terry Say (Chair) and Don Hicks


  • Dr. Kim Linenberger (Kennesaw State University), for support of the ChemEd 2015 Conference
  • Shae Brown, Newton County Outreach Program
  • Maeve Nagle (Georgia Tech ACS Student Affiliates), for efforts at the Atlanta Science Festival

2015 Mini-Grant Committee: Terry Say (Chair), Don Hicks, and David Sherrill


  • Dr. Joel Pollino (Georgia Section ACS), “Student-Teacher Bonding and Professional Networking Promotion for Local Section Dinner Meetings” 
  • Diana Kennen (Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology Liberty Elementary School), “Create a large painted periodic table on the outdoor concrete area near the school.”
  • Renuka Rajasekaran (Luella High School, Locust Grove), “Women Empowerment in Chemistry: Preparing Honors and AP Chemistry Female Students at Luella High School to become Teaching Assistants and Lab Assistants in Chemistry Classes and Lab Sessions at Luella High School”

2014 Mini-Grant Committee: Terry Say (Chair), Don Hicks, and David Sherrill