St Louis high school student Gabriel Hernandez was featured in a Post-Dispatch article highlighting his involvement with Project SEED, the ACS program that helps economically disadvantaged students learn about and pursue careers in chemistry.
Hernandez is in his second summer as a Project SEED fellow, working in the lab of Professor Stephen Holmes at University of Missouri–St Louis. Though not particularly interested in science before, he applied for the fellowship because he needed a paying job, and because he thought it would beef up his résumé. Now he’s hooked. “I really fell in love with science,” he said. He’s planning to take three chemistry courses during his first year at Simpson College next year.
Professor Keith Stine is the Project SEED coordinator at UM–St Louis. He was quoted describing the program and the opportunities it provides to deserving but under-prepared students. But you already know about that.
You can read the article on the St Louis Post-Dispatch website here.