Summer Research Opportunities (STARS)
This eight-week program is designed to give teachers and students an opportunity to work side-by-side with a faculty host in a research laboratory. Participants are paid a stipend and are required to present the results of their research at the end of the summer. Applications are available at the beginning of January.
Summer Research Program for Teachers
Through participation in the Summer Research Program, teachers not only learn new techniques, but also rekindle their interest in science, which positively impacts their students. In addition, teachers use their newfound knowledge and skills to develop classroom activities that relate to their areas of research. This program is open to any teacher in the state of Texas.
Summer Research Program for Students
An important purpose of this program is to encourage students of the Dallas Independent School District with excellent academic records and a love of science to purse science-related fields. Limited funding is now available for students from other school districts. Each high school junior completing the program acts as an emissary at their home school by giving presentations outlining their research experience.
In addition to their work in the laboratory, teachers develop a hands-on classroom activity related to the area of their research to take back to their classroom. These activities are compiled and printed for distribution. You can view a table of contents on the Resources page. If you would like a copy this compilation, please contact us.
All STARS Events and Materials are Free of Charge to Teachers.