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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 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/

The application must be received between Wednesday, February 28 and Saturday, March 24.

The Program participation fee is $2995.  All students must enroll for one hour of UMSL undergraduate credit. The cost is $342.50 MO and Illinois residents. All students must pay a $80 STARS non-refundable, application fee.  

There is financial aid..  Financial aid forms can be found on the STARS website and are to be submitted with the 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