NC-ACS Project SEED
Mr. Ken Cutler, Director of Project SEED, with Ms. Isa Watson, a graduate of the program.
NC-ACS Project SEED is a program developed by the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society that places talented, disadvantaged North Carolina high school students into academic, industrial, and government laboratories for 8-10 weeks during the summer to conduct research under the mentorship of accomplished scientists at Triangle area research universities -- Duke University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Follow-up activities during the year include participation in scientific conferences and symposia for high school students, leadership training seminars, SAT preparation courses, and presentations of summer research projects at national competitions and conferences. Each student receives an educational award for their work during their internship experience.
An important feature of the NC-ACS Project SEED program is its emphasis on career development and its motivation of students to pursue higher education in the natural sciences. The program is housed on the campus of The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences within The Hamner's Pre-College Programs for the Sciences (HIPPS), and is under the experienced direction of Mr. Kenneth Cutler.
NC-ACS Project SEED receives supports from the American Chemical Society (National and North Carolina Section), the Burroughs Wellcome Fund, The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences, the Biogen Idec Foundation, and the Greater Triangle Community Foundation.
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For more information, please call (919) 558-1346 or visit www.ncprojectseed.org.