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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 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.