We are a dynamic and visionary organization committed to improving people’s lives in our community through the transforming power of chemistry. We strive to advance the broader chemistry enterprise and its practitioners for the benefit of Kalamazoo, Allegan and Van Buren counties.
Project SEED provides summer research experiences in chemistry for high school students from low income households. This has been a powerful program. Over 11,000 students have participated in the last 50+ years and ACS Assessments show that it has had a strong impact on the academic and career pathways of those students. The Kalamazoo local section has sponsored 75 student projects in the last 25 years. The ACS Project SEED website shows some short, inspiring videos that explain how the program has changed student lives.
Each Project SEED fellowship costs our local section about $2000 in addition to matching funds from ACS. Our goal is to raise enough funds each year to fund at least two projects per summer. 100% of donated funds go directly toward student research stipends. Project mentors and their institutions receive no payment for their participation in Project SEED.
You may donate directly to our KACS Project SEED fund on PayPal. Kalamazoo ACS is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.