The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences will host a symposium on Aug. 2 designed to encourage more students to pursue chemistry or related degrees and careers.

Called Project Suc-SEED, the program includes a year-round science enrichment curriculum and helps students pursue internships. It is funded by the North Carolina Section of the American Chemical Society, the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund and The Hamner Institutes for Health Sciences.

The symposium wraps up an eight-week program that enabled students to participate in activities at Duke University, North Carolina State University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

The CIIT Centers for Health Research was recently renamed in honor of Charles Hamner, the retired leader of the North Carolina Biotechnology Center.