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  • The Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has an outstanding national supported program called Project SEED. It is designed to help under-represented individuals get involved in chemistry research at the university or industrial level. We have the system. We need more mentors. We need a better way to connect the mentors with deserving students.
    We also have the program ACES+, which is an outreach program for junior high/elementary school students.

  • ORGANIZATION/PROGRAM

    Organization Name: Temple University and Philadelphia Section of American Chemical Society
    Organization Street Address: Dept of Chemistry, UPenn
    Organization City, State, Zip: Philadelphia, PA 19104
    Organization Phone Number: 215- 382-1589
    Short Description of Organization:

    The Philadelphia Section of the American Chemical Society (ACS) has an outstanding national supported program called Project SEED. It is designed to help under-represented individuals get involved in chemistry research at the university or industrial level. We have the system. We need more mentors. We need a better way to connect the mentors with deserving students.
    We also have the program ACES+, which is an outreach program for junior high/elementary school students.

    Program Street Address: Philadelphia
    Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania
    19104
    Which one best describes your organization?: Non-Profit
    Which one best describes your program?: Site-based - stationary (students come to a site)
    Is your program delivered in collaboration with external partners?: No
    Accepting Mentors: Accepting Mentors

    CONTENT

    Is STEM the "core" of your program?: No
    Which type of STEM programming do you offer? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Biochemistry
    • Chemistry
    Which other activities does your STEM program include? (choose All that apply): No other activities
    Does your program use volunteer STEM mentors?: Yes

    LOCATION AND SHARING

    Where is your STEM program offered? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Center City
    • Other
    If you chose "other" for the question above then tell us where your program is offered.:

    Universities and industries throughout Philly

    When does your STEM program take place? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Summer
    • Fall
    • Winter
    • Spring
    • After school
    • Weekend

    PARTICIPANTS

    How many children does your program serve each year? Numbers can be estimates.: Less than 100 individuals
    How many hours/week does each child participate? Numbers can be estimates, and can be specific to a season or semester.: More than 10 hours per week
    Which ages/grades does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply): 9th -12th grade
    Which gender(s) does your STEM program serve? (choose ALL that apply):
    • Girls
    • Boys
    Which ethnic/racial populations does your STEM program serve?:
    • African-American
    • Latino
    • Native American
    What percentage of your participants are eligible for free or reduced lunch? Percentages can be estimates.*: Do not know
    Who can participate in your STEM program?: Individuals only
    Can your STEM program accommodate youth with special needs?: Yes (please explain)

    FEE/FEE STRUCTURE

    Do participants need to pay for your STEM program?: No
    If participants need to pay for your STEM program, are scholarships available?: Yes
    Is transportation to and from your program provided?: No students must provide their own transportation.

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