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Project SEED at MSU

 

Project SEED is a summer research program for economically disadvantaged high school students. It was started and continues to be run by the American Chemical Society and is held at academic and industrial labs throughout the United States. The program allows high school juniors and seniors to perform research in a lab for 8-10 weeks during the summer.

Michigan State University began participating in Project SEED in the summer of 2002 with Professor Babak Borhan as the coordinator. Students who are part of MSU's Project SEED do research within the Chemistry Department and present their findings to other student researchers at the end of the summer. All students are supervised by a professor and work with a graduate student on their assigned project.

Students must qualify for the program both academically and economically ACS Project SEED. For Summer 2017, Project SEED will run for eight weeks from June to August. Students participating in the program for the first time will receive a stipend of $2500 and second-year students will receive a stipend of $3000.

In addition to ACS, the program is generously co-sponsored by the following MSU-related sources:

                                                                                                                    College of Natural Science

                                                                                                                    Office of the Vice-President for Research

                                                                                                                    Office of the Provost

 

If you have additional questions regarding MSU Project SEED, please contact Chrysoula Vasileiou at (517)-353-0506 or by email at : vassilio@chemistry.msu.edu

ACS Project SEED

ACS Project SEED Handout

ACS Project SEED Guidelines

 

 

 

Recent Participants

 

2010

Project SEED participants (Summer 2017, From left to right, front): Aya Salih (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. G. Swain); Nagham Al-Masraf (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. J. W. Frost); Maryam Ezz (Summer II, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. X. Huang); Fardowsa Omar (Summer II, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. B. Levine); Gadir Mohamed (Summer II, Grand Ledge High School; worked with Prof. W. Wulff); Kamisha Tuma (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. R. E. Maleczka); Ruth Horta (Summer I, Everett High School; worked with Prof. J. Geiger); Vivian Ho (Summer I, Everett High School; worked with J. Jackson); Dhan Bhandari (Summer II, Everett High School; worked with Prof. R. Beaulac); NOT SHOWN: Mohamed Salem (Summer I, Okemos High School, worked with Prof. B. Borhan)

 

2010

Project SEED participants (Summer 2016, From left to right, front): Dayton Buchanan (Summer I, Everett High School, worked with Prof. J. Jackson); Ali Aljazi (Summer II, Everett High School; worked with Prof. X. Huang); Dhan Bhandari (Summer I, Everett High School; worked with Prof. H. Hong); Sabrein Ahmed (Summer II, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. D. Proshlyakov); Maryam Abbas (Summer II, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. R. Maleczka); Fardowsa Omar (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. W. Wulff); Reeta Shaffo (Summer II, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. R. Beaulac); [left to right, back]: Jonathan Tuma (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. J. Geiger); Maryam Ezz (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. D. Proshlyakov); Joana Lepuri (Summer I, Utica Academy for International Studies; worked with Prof. B. Borhan).

 

2010

Project SEED participants (Summer 2015) [left, front to back] Sabrein Ahmed (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. D. Proshlyakov); Sara Aljazi (Summer II, Everett High School; worked with Prof. M. Bruening); Mulki Shaikh-Omar (Summer II, Eastern High School; worked with Prof. J. Geiger); Ali Aljazi (Summer I, Everett High School; worked with Prof. B. Borhan); [middle, front to back]: Maryam Abbas (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. R. Maleczka); Marwah Abdulahi (Summer I, East Lansing High School; worked with Prof. J. W. Frost); [right, front to back]: Gadir Mohamed (Summer I, Grand Ledge high School; worked with Prof. J. Geiger); Bukhari Sheikh-Omar (Summer I, Eastern High School; worked with Prof. W. Wulff).

 

2010

2010

Project SEED participants and coordinators (Summer 2013, From left to right): Prof. Babak Borhan (MSU, Project SEED coordinator/advisor); Cara Jackson (Summer I, Everett High School); Basma Al-Masraf (Summer II, East Lansing High School); Gillian Tappenden (Summer II, Eastern High School); Chrysoula Vasileiou (MSU, Project SEED coordinator); Audrey Tappenden (Summer II, Eastern High School); Sareena Withers (Summer I, East Lansing High School); Juwahir Mohumud (Summer I, East Lansing High School); Alexandra Marinez (Summer I, East Lansing High School); Asha Abdulahi (Summer II, East Lansing High School); Mona Balla (Summer I, East Lansing High School).

2010

Project SEED participants and coordinators (Summer 2012, From left to right, front to back) : Basma Al-Masraf (East Lansing High School); Han San (East Lansing High School); Rebecca Lynn Poole (Perry High School); Asha Abdulahi (East Lansing High School); Elijah Broemer (East Lansing High School); Audrey Tappenden (Eastern High School); Gillian Tappenden (Eastern High School); Chrysoula Vasileiou (MSU, Project SEED coordinator); Prof. Babak Borhan (MSU, Project SEED coordinator/advisor).

2010

Project SEED participants and coordinators (Summer 2010, From left to right, back to front) : Kiyota Tanemura (Haslett High School); Patrick McWilliams (Everett High School); Brian Chiou (East Lansing High School); Aaron Beavers (Everett High School); Fraul Makonnen Galan (East Lansing High School); Janice Chiou (East Lansing High School); Mercy Anyika (MSU, Project SEED coordinator); Prof. Babak Borhan (MSU, Project SEED coordinator/advisor).

2010

Project SEED participants and coordinators (Summer 2009, From left to right, back to front) : Prof. Babak Borhan (MSU, Project SEED coordinator/advisor); Patrick McWilliams (Everett High School); Mohammed (East Lansig High School); Eric Fletcher (Jackson High School); Carmin Burrell (MSU graduate student); Mercy Anyika (MSU, Project SEED coordinator); Kelsey Tappenden (Jackson High School); Phillip Atem (Meridian High School).

Pictures of Previous MSU Project SEED Participants

Project SEED, American Chemical Society