Our sincere appreciation to everyone involved in the successful 2015 STARS Program.  It was an honor to host and facilitate this group of outstanding young scientists!  All research papers are now being judged and the winners will be notified and then honored at the 10/19/15 STARS/LMI Aerospace, Inc. Award for Excellence in Research Banquet.

We look forward to our 29th year of STARS which is scheduled for 6/13-7/22/16.  Applications for interested rising seniors will be available online in February and accepted in March 2016. 

 

GENERAL INFORMATION


STUDENT APPLICATION (will be available here early February 2016)

MENTOR SELECTION LIST (will be available here late February 2016)

You must complete the application above electronically and submit a hard copy in your application package. YOU MUST SUBMIT THE COMPLETE PACKAGE with all required documents at the same time. Contact kirkpatrickkj@umsl.edu if you cannot access these documents.  The complete application package is to be postmarked between March 2 and March 25 or hand carried to our office by 5 p.m. on March 26.  Notification of acceptance will be sent to the student email address on your application prior to April 16.  

STUDENTS, PLEASE INFORM THOSE WRITING RECOMMENDATIONS TO INCLUDE THEIR EMAIL ADDRESS AND:  To assist in the evaluation process, listed below are abilities/qualities needed for a successful STARS program experience.  Please speak to these criteria in your letter of recommendation:

                   1.            Ability to use independent judgment;

                   2.            Ability to follow protocol and procedures;

                   3.            Ability to work well in a group;

                   4.            Dependability and reliability.

Teacher Application
Please contact Dr. Kenneth Mares directly for information (314) 516-6155 or maresk@umsl.edu.  The complete application package is to be postmarked by March 25 or hand carried to our office by 5 p.m. on March 26.  Notification of acceptance will be sent to the email address on your application prior to April 16.



2015 FINANCIAL INFORMATION

2015 PROGRAM DOCUMENTS

2014 PROGRAM DOCUMENTS

INFORMATION FOR MENTORS

 

2014 LMI Aerospace Award Winner List

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"STARS provided the foundation from which I have built my research experiences.  The good experience I had in STARS was the first, and crucial, step towards deciding to attend graduate school.  I also believe my work in STARS made me a more competitive applicant when applying for college and helped me gain admission to several top universities.  I still keep in touch with my STARS mentor and it has been valuable to have a contact like that."  Recent quote sent from a 2008 STARS graduate!

SPONSORED BY:  LMI Aerospace Inc./D3 Technologies, Office of the Chancellor-UMSL, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, St. Louis Symphony, DuPont, Monsanto, Academy of Science of St. Louis, Life Skills, St. Louis Children's Hospital, UMKC, John Burroughs School, Boeing Co.

IN PARTNERSHIP WITH:  Confluence Life Sciences, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, and the University of Missouri-St. Louis

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