Project SEED

Project SEED 2019 Update

Congratulations Georgia Section Project SEED students for presenting at the ACS Fall 2019 National Meeting in San Diego. This year our section hosted 11 Project SEED students, and 4 of these high school students presented their research as a poster at the Fall ACS National meeting.

The American Chemical Society established the Project SEED program in 1968 to give summer research opportunities to economically disadvantaged high school students. Under Project SEED, high school students participate in a chemistry-related scientific research project with the direct supervision of a mentor scientist for a period of 8 weeks during the summer (June-August) at an academic, industrial or government organization. By doing Project SEED research, high school students learn new skills and gain self-confidence.

You can find more details about the Project SEED program here.

Academic Requirements: 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. AP Chemistry is highly recommended.

Family Income Requirements: Student must be recognized as economically disadvantaged to be considered for Project SEED. Preference will be given to students whose family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty guidelines based on family size (see table).

Size of Family
Annual Income
2 $33,820
3 $42,660
4 $51, 500
5 $60, 340

Application Materials
Application forms and information can be obtained by emailing the Georgia Section Project SEED chair, Dr. Ajay Mallia ( The Project SEED committee should receive all completed forms by noon on April 30, 2019.

If you are interested in Project SEED or would like  more information about the scholarship, contact the Georgia Section Project SEED coordinator, Dr. Ajay Mallia.

Project SEED Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Georgia Section Project SEED student Mr. Patrick Aghadiuno (Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology) for being awarded a Project SEED College Scholarship.

Project SEED scholarships (up to $5,000) are nonrenewable and awarded to first-year college students. Selection is based on achievement in school, success in the Project SEED program, financial need, and intended chemical-related field of scientific study.

Patrick completed his Summer SEED Project in 2017 with Dr. David Pursell at Georgia Gwinnett College and will attend Rice University.

More information on the scholarship program.