Georgia Section

A home for members and friends of the American Chemical Society's Georgia Section throughout the greater Atlanta area and its vicinity.

Project SEED

The American Chemical Society established the Project SEED program in 1968 to give summer research opportunities to economically disadvantaged high school students. Under Project SEED, high school students participate in a chemistry-related scientific research project with the direct supervision of a mentor scientist for a period of 8 weeks during the summer (June-August) at an academic, industrial or government organization. By doing Project SEED research, high school students learn new skills and gain self-confidence.

You can find more details of the Project SEED program here.

If you are interested in Project SEED or would like  more information about the scholarship, contact the Georgia Section Project SEED coordinator, Dr. Ajay Mallia.

Project SEED Scholarship Winner

Congratulations to Georgia Section Project SEED student Mr. Patrick Aghadiuno (Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology) for being awarded a Project SEED College Scholarship.

Project SEED scholarships (up to $5,000) are nonrenewable and awarded to first-year college students. Selection is based on achievement in school, success in the Project SEED program, financial need, and intended chemical-related field of scientific study.

Patrick completed his Summer SEED Project in 2017 with Dr. David Pursell at Georgia Gwinnett College and will attend Rice University.

More information on the scholarship program.

2017 Project SEED Students and Mentors

SEED Student, School

Mentor(s), Institute

Ms. Briyhan Martin

Christo Rey Atlanta Jesuit High School

Dr. Ishrat Khan and Dr. Michael Williams

Clark Atlanta University

Ms. Emily Xu

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Dr. Neville Forlemu

Georgia Gwinnett College

Ms. Farisha Sultan

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Dr. Ajay Mallia

Georgia Gwinnett College

Mr. Jeremiah Minor

Druid Hills High School

Dr. James Reed

Clark Atlanta University

Mr. Jonathan Uriostegui

Meadowcreek High School

Dr. Ajay Mallia

Georgia Gwinnett College

Ms. Nohemi Martinez

Meadowcreek High School

Dr. David Pursell

Georgia Gwinnett College

Mr. Patrick O. Aghadiuno

Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology

Dr. David Pursell

Georgia Gwinnett College

Mr. Richard NwaKamma

Arabia Mountain High School

Dr. Michael Williams and Dr. Ishrat Khan

Clark Atlanta University

Invitation for Applications to Project SEED Fellowship - Deadline May 15, 2017


Academic Requirements

Students entering their junior or senior year in high school and who have completed at least one high school chemistry course are eligible to apply. AP Chemistry is highly recommended.

Family Income Requirements

Student must be recognized as economically disadvantaged to be considered for Project SEED. Preference will be given to students whose family income does not exceed 200% of the Federal Poverty guidelines based on family size (see table).

Size of family

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Application materials

Application forms and information can be obtained by emailing the Georgia Section Project SEED chair, Dr. Ajay Mallia ( Project SEED committee should receive all completed forms by noon on May 15, 2017.