The success of the program has been tremendous. Since 1968, Project SEED has changed the lives of more than 11,000 students in more than 100 communities from 39 states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. 70% of participants have been from racial and ethnic minority families, and 60% have been female. SEED has been nationally recognized – both for being a best-practice STEM program, and for its success in improving access to science education for members of underrepresented minority groups. Additionally, it has made a huge impact in participants’ lives, jumpstarting their interests and giving them a foundation to pursue further education or careers in science.
7072彩票代理Rocío del Mar Avilés-Mercado started her experience with Project SEED back in 2016 when she began researching proteins involved in regulating disease. She now continues that work as a molecular and cellular biology student at the University of Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. Recently, she was named a 2019 by the . Selected from hundreds of applicants, these 33 leaders are addressing the world’s most pressing issues. “This achievement is undoubtedly an extension of my SEED experience, which started me on my journey,” Rocio says.
At the ACS national meeting in August, Rocío helped lead a program for donors with Nobel Laureate Sir Fraser Stoddart, who served as champion of the campaign for Project SEED.
7072彩票代理Project SEED is a philanthropic program run by the American Chemical Society (ACS), the world's largest scientific society and one of the world's leading sources of authoritative scientific information. An important part of the Society’s mission is developing the next generation of scientific talent in the chemical enterprise.
The Health and Science Innovation Challenge is AstraZeneca’s annual call for applications where our application is open to NPOs across the United States. Submitted applications must either present a new approach, tool or technology to solve a health challenge, or support STEM education in K-12 or undergraduate students. The link to submit an application can be found here from July 1-July 31, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact USContributions@astrazeneca.com.