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The Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) Program offers academically-talented students who are entering their senior year of high school a rare opportunity to work within a laboratory research setting with top scientists at Cortex Innovation Community, 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 60 scientists who work in fields such as biology, chemistry, earth science, engineering, environmental science, medicine, psychology, and public health will share their experiences as they and their research team direct students in research projects.

The major focus of the program is a research paper which will be 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.

If you would like to know more about the program, please feel free to access our website at

http://www.umsl.edu/~sep/STARS/

Your application must be received between Wednesday, March 1, 2018 and Saturday, March 24, 2018.  To submit your application for consideration, there is a non-refundable application fee of $80 that is due between March 1, 2018 and March 24 along with your completed 2018 STARS Program Student Application.  If accepted into the program, there are also a required Program Participation Fee of $2995.00, as well as a required UMSL Dual Enrollment/STARS Student one credit hour tuition fee of $342.50.  Financial aid is available. The financial aid form is on page seven of the application and should be included with your 2018 STARS Program Application.

Thank you for your interest in STARS.  IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CONTACT ME.

 

Sincerely,

Kenneth R. Mares, Director

STARS Program