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Undergraduate Research Opportunities

Students Tackling Advanced Research (STAR) Scholars Program

The STAR Scholars Program is a competitive program offered by the Office of Undergraduate Research to first-year students with an interest in research. The STAR Scholars Program allows first-year students to participate in faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work during the summer after their freshman year. STAR Students will work full-time during the summer term while living on campus and earning a $3,500 stipend. This program provides opportunities for students to get to know faculty, explore a major area of research, and gain practical skills and valuable research experience.

Meet a Biomed STAR Scholar

Meet a Biomed iSTAR Scholar

The faculty in the School are actively involved in multi-disciplinary and often multi-institutional research. Biomed STAR Scholars have the opportunity to collaborate with faculty from academic and medical institutions in the Philadelphia area. Past Biomed STAR Scholars have participated in research with faculty from the following institutions:

  • Shriner's Hosptial for Children
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Indian Institute of Technology – Madras (iSTAR Program)
  • CONQUER Collaborative
  • ZSX Medical Device Company
  • University of Pennsylvania – School of Veterinary Medicine
  • Drexel College of Medicine Department of Microbiology & Immunology
  • Drexel Plasma Institute
  • Implant Research Center

Read More about past STAR Scholars