The 2018 STARS Program is accepting applications for this summer’s program. The application package must be postmarked between Thursday, March 1 and Saturday, March 24.
The Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) Program offers academically-talented students who will be entering their senior year of high school next fall a rare opportunity to work within a laboratory research setting with top scientists at Cortex (St. Louis Confluence Life Sciences), the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the host institution, the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
For six weeks (Monday, June 11 - Friday, July 20, 2018) participants will join a community of investigators working under the supervision of practicing research scientists. More than 50 scientists who work in fields such as allied health, biology, chemistry, engineering, environmental science, medicine, and psychology will share their experiences as they and their research team direct students in research projects.
The major focus of the program is to prepare a research paper which is presented at the end of the program. Other activities include lectures by nationally-known scientists, information concerning the higher education admissions process and social activities. A 2014 graduation ceremony photo, 2017 Scholar Research Papers, 2017 group photo, and a DRAFT 2018 Schedule are attached.
A $80 non-refundable, application fee must be paid when the application package is sent.
Accepted students must pay a Program Participation Fee of $2,995.00 as well as a one credit hour UMSL Dual Enrollment/STARS Student Program Tuition Fee of approximately $342.50. Both are due on or before June 1, 2018.
There is financial aid available. Students must present a reason to be considered for assistance. Financial aid forms can be found on the STARS website and are to be submitted with the application package.
More information is available on our website at www.umsl.edu/~sep/STARS/index.html.
The STARS Application can be found under General Information APPLY NOW.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Thank you for your interest in STARS.
Kenneth R. Mares, PhD
Director, STARS Program
One University Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63121-4400