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Project SEED Committee Roles and Responsibilities

The Project SEED Committee provides guidance and support to the ACS Office of Project SEED. Project SEED reports to Council and is classified as an “other” committee of Council. Project SEED is composed of ACS members who have experience and/or interest in the Project SEED program. Project SEED members need not be ACS Councilors.

Committee Responsibilities

  • Assist the ACS Development office to solicit funding for student stipends from corporations, foundations, and individual ACS members.
  • Review of applications from preceptors for student research projects and decision of level of funding.
  • Promotion of awareness and recognition of Project SEED within ACS, the scientific community, and the general public.
  • Participation in long- and short-range planning of programs for Project SEED.
  • Review of applications for an award of college scholarships designated for former Project SEED students.
  • Attend all Committee meetings to represent the interests of the ACS membership in the design and execution of the SEED programs.
  • Promote and encourage participation in SEED programs through interaction with attendees, as well as in your local section.
  • Serve on subcommittees as needed.
  • Advise the Project SEED chair and SEED staff of opportunities and challenges.

Chair’s Role

  • Provide vision and guidance to the Committee on Project SEED
  • Initiate discussions on various aspects of Project SEED programs with committee members and staff
  • Seek opinions of committee members in areas of growth or concern
  • Serve as spokesperson for Project SEED programs to the Society Committee on Education (SOCED), ACS governance, at-large members, and the public
  • Communicate with Project SEED staff on a regular basis regarding progress of programs