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Overview

STAR Scholars

STAR Poster Workshop.

The STAR (Students Tackling Advanced Research) Scholars Program allows first-year students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their freshman year. High-achieving students are invited to participate in the STAR Scholars Program during the admissions process; current students who were not invited to participate have the opportunity to apply for the program during the Winter Term of their freshman year.

STAR Scholars work a total of 400 hours over the course of the summer term on an independent research project with a faculty mentor of their choosing. STAR Scholars are earn a $4,000 stipend over the course of the summer and are provided with on-campus housing. The STAR Scholars Program provides a means for students to get to know faculty, explore a major area of research, and gain practical skills and valuable research experience for their future career or course of graduate study.

iSTAR: STAR in International Settings

iSTAR leverages the success of the STAR program to provide international research experiences to high achieving undergraduate students. This unique opportunity allows students to gain research and cultural experiences without interrupting progress towards their degree. The goal of iSTAR is to not only provide a valuable research and cultural experience to participating students, but also to build and foster research collaborations with international partners. Students interested in participating in the iSTAR program must first be accepted to the STAR Scholars Program before being considered for a position at one of our iSTAR sites.