2019 STARS Program
June 10 - July 19

Applications will be accepted March 1 through March 22, 2019.


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. 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.

Students must complete the 2019 STARS Student Application Form, submit it by mail to the STARS Program Office located at 238 Research Building, One University Blvd, Saint Louis MO, 63121 and pay the $100.00 application fee between March 1 and March 22, 2019 for their applications to be considered.

Please contact Dr. Kenneth Mares, Director of the STARS Program, directly at 314-516-6155 or

Notification of a students' acceptance in the program will be sent by email no later than April 10, 2019.