Welcome to the internet home of the Maryland Section of the American Chemical Society (MD ACS). One of 190 local sections, we are based in Baltimore, Maryland. We work to promote awareness and interest in a wide variety of chemistry subjects through monthly dinner meetings, community outreach, and working with students in chemistry and science.
Project SEED is a summer program established by the American Chemical Society to allow economically disadvantaged high school students to work on research projects in industrial, academic, and federal laboratories. The website can be find at http://www.acs.org/content/acs/en/education/students/highschool/seed.html or go to www.acs.org and click on “Education”. Project SEED will appear on that page. Each student is awarded $2500 for the first summer.
It is up to the principal investigator/mentor to apply to the national ACS for a Project SEED grant. The deadline is Jan. 31, 2015.
Applications that include matching monies are more likely to be funded. In order to encourage our members to participate in this program and give students such a marvelous opportunity to work in a “real” lab, the Maryland Section is accepting applications for $1250 matching funds per Project SEED student. Review of applications by the Section has begun and will continue through January 29, 2015. Funding will be allocated to support up to 2 students in 2015.
The application should include:
1. Your name, your institution, and a description of your intent to apply for a Project SEED grant.
2. Your ACS membership number.
3. How many students you plan to engage.
Submit this information to Louise Hellwig by e-mail (Louise.Hellwig@morgan.edu)
Turn-around time will be very short, so successful applicants can mention this support from the Maryland section in their applications to the national ACS.If you are awarded a Project SEED grant, each student’s final report of the summer’s work, cosigned by the mentor, must be submitted to the Maryland Section by Sept. 15, 2015. A photo of the student(s) in the lab would also be appreciated.
The next Executive Committee meeting will be held February 10th at Notre Dame University of Maryland. All are welcome to attend to learn more about our activities. Directions and further information will be posted closer to the meeting.
6:00 – 6:45 pm
Registration / Networking
$20 for members/nonmembers, $10 for students
RSVP (by December 5th)