Planting seeds for the future of chemistry

High school students are gaining research skills, confidence, and opportunity in chemistry

ACS Project SEED offers bright, economically disadvantaged high school students the opportunity to experience chemistry research first-hand. This paid summer fellowship places talented students in laboratories under the guidance of scientist mentors, helping them gain confidence, networking experience, and further insight into scientific careers.

Donor support makes Project SEED possible.

Your donation provides a valuable experience in chemistry that has been a turning point for many future chemists.  

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ACS Project SEED is a high-impact investment in chemistry's future


students have experienced research since ACS Project SEED was founded in 1968


of students come from families with incomes of $35,000 or less


say Project SEED helped them develop new skills and abilities


say Project SEED led them to consider pursuing a career in science

Donate online or contact the ACS Development Office for more giving options at 800-227-5558, extension 6210, or

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