ACS Project SEED

UW-Milwaukee is the first ACS Project SEED site in Wisconsin!

Since 2022, UW-Milwaukee welcomes high school students to participate in the ACS Project SEED (originally “Summer Experiences for the Economically Disadvantaged”) program. The national program is a paid research internship for high school students with an interest in chemistry.

Program participants work with faculty mentors and graduate students on authentic chemistry-related research projects.

Program Coordinator: Dr. Anja Blecking (

Now accepting applications for the Summer 2024 program! 

Apply by April 3rd at:

Preliminary dates: June 10- August 9

What is Project SEED?

Project SEED started in 1968 and has grown and diversified its services of providing hands-on summer research experiences (8 – 10 weeks) and virtual summer camps to more than 11,000 students in 40 U.S. states and territories.  Each year, the program supports 350+ students with research opportunities with qualified mentors in both academia and industry, as well as providing a virtual summer camp to students focusing on college readiness and professional development, lab preparedness, and exposure to chemistry-related career paths.

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Project SEED Mission

The program’s mission is to provide sustained STEM research, learning, and growth opportunities for high school students with diverse identities and socioeconomic backgrounds so they can be empowered to advance and enrich the chemical science enterprise.