Virtual Program

COVID-19 Update:  To uphold the American Chemical Society's core value of professionalism, safety, and ethics, in-person research for 2021 has been canceled.  The Project SEED Virtual Summer Camp will resume again this summer.  Please check back periodically for updates and more information.  We hope to continue in-person research in 2022. If you are interested in receiving a notification email when the 2021 application opens, please complete this short form to provide your contact details.

ACS will be hosting a nationwide Virtual Summer Camp starting on Monday, June 21 and ending on Friday, July 30. Approximately 450 students will be selected to participate in this six week program.

Students will be assigned to virtual cabins with 7-11 other Project SEED students. Each cabin will be led by two Cabin Leaders, current college students and/or chemistry teachers. Groups of 2-4 cabins will make up a campsite, led by one of our Project SEED Coordinators and Mentors.

Follow these links to learn how to get involved:

  • Information for Students & Parents: Learn about the application process and eligibility criteria, and what to expect in the virtual program.
  • Information for Cabin Leaders: Are you an undergraduate student, graduate student, or high school chemistry teacher? Learn about this opportunity to serve as a Cabin Leader for a 6-week-long virtual summer camp hosting ~450 students interested in the STEM field. Deadline is now extended to May 10th!  
  • Information for Volunteers: Learn about the many ways that former and current Project SEED coordinators and mentors can volunteer with the virtual program. Deadline is now extended to May 17th!

More about the Virtual Summer Camp experience:

For more information

Phone: 1-800-227-5558 (ext. 4380)
Fax: 202-872-4361  |  Email:

ACS Project SEED Program
1155 16th Street NW, Washington, D.C. 20036