Margaret Fosmoe | July 18, 2013 | South Bend Tribune
Carlton Gary, 17, a rising junior at Riley High School, works with a mass spectrometer Wednesday in a research laboratory at the University of Notre Dame as part of the Project SEED program for promising high school students. Photo by James Brosher.
Sharon Njeri, 16, is spending her summer helping with pancreatic cancer research at Harper Cancer Research Institute at the University of Notre Dame.
"I'm splitting cells so they can grow. I'm learning a lot," says Njeri, who next month will start her senior year at Riley High School.
Njeri and nine other local teens are participating in Project SEED, a program founded by the American Chemical Society that provides economically disadvantaged high school students the opportunity to do paid hands-on research in the chemical sciences during the summer.