STARS (Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern) was developed in 1991 to improve the quality of science education in North Central Texas by making UT Southwestern Medical Center’s vast educational resources available to middle and high school science teachers.
Since its inception, the STARS Program has grown to serve more than 5,000 teachers and 30,000 students in 2,000 schools in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The scope of STARS has steadily expanded to include more than 20 programs and projects, which are available free to teachers and students in Texas.
The goals of the STARS Program are to:
- Broaden the knowledge base of science teachers
- Increase science awareness
- Provide instructional aids
- Provide ongoing support for science teachers and students
- Stimulate an appreciation of health-related careers
Core funding for STARS is provided by the state of Texas.
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5323 Harry Hines Blvd.
Dallas, Texas 75390-9137
Phone: 214-648-9505 or 1-800-81-STARS