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STAR Scholars

We are hopeful that STAR will operate as usual in the Summer Term, but we do have contingency plans in the works, should that not be the case. Our aim is to provide our STAR Scholars with the opportunity to participate in paid, faculty-mentored research, scholarship, or creative work. We hope to send out more detailed information to our STAR Scholars in the next week or two, but we are planning to wait until the situation has evolved to a point where we can clearly communicate expectations to our students. Please bear with us during this time of uncertainty.

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 from across the university 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 350 hours over the course of the summer term on an independent research project with a faculty mentor of their choosing. STAR Scholars earn a $3,500 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 must apply directly to the iSTAR Scholars Program; positions in the iSTAR Scholar program are limited to specific majors as are associated with our specific partner locations.