STARS (Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern) was developed in 1991 to improve the quality of science education in North Central Texas. At that time, a partnership was formed to make available to middle and high school science teachers some of the vast educational resources of UT Southwestern Medical Center.
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 separate programs and projects which are available free of charge to teachers and students in Texas.
The goals of the STARS Program are to:
- Increase science awareness
- Stimulate an appreciation of health-related careers
- Provide ongoing support for science teachers and students
- Improve science education by broadening the knowledge base of teachers
- Assist science education by providing instructional aids
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