Project SEED & Project STEM
Established in 1968 by the American Chemical Society, Project SEED gives students the opportunity to explore a career in science. For more than 30 years, the Indiana Section of the ACS has been providing rewarding summer research experiences to qualified Indianapolis-area high school students. IUPUI and the School of Science expanded this effort into Project STEM so that more students could participate. Many local professors and industrial scientists open their research labs to these high school students in order to expose them to the scientific research experience.
Mandatory Call Out Meeting: March TBD | IUPUI Lecture Hall, Room 101
Application Deadline: April 1
Students are accepted into Project SEED based on their high school grade transcripts, written essays, and teacher recommendations. Those who meet the income guidelines of the ACS National SEED Committee are given a stipend during the summer ($2,500 for Summer I or $3,000 for returning Summer II participants). In Indianapolis, qualified students who do not meet the national economic requirements are accepted into our local program (the Indiana ACS Summer Research Program) and can receive a small honorarium for their research contributions. Learn more & apply.
If family income exceeds the guidelines, and you are an Indiana high school student, we recommend that you study all options available to you at the summary chart at www.IndyProjectSTEM.org. There are multiple programs available for students depending on their location and interest.