STARS Programs

STARS provides a number of learning and enrichment opportunities for secondary science teachers and their students. All STARS programs are available free of charge. Please remember to submit an online form or contact STARS at 214-648-9505 to register for any of our events.

Basic Science Symposia

Current topics in biomedical research are presented by UT Southwestern Medical Center faculty in two- and six-hour programs. Learn more


Teachers and students visit the UT Southwestern campus and affiliated hospitals to learn about scientific research and biomedical careers. Learn more

Summer Research Opportunities

Texas science teachers and Dallas Independent School District students spend eight weeks working in a research laboratory. Learn more

Teacher In-Service Training

Special training sessions provide teachers with background information and classroom activities on various topics relating to the biological sciences. Learn more

Science Outreach Programs

Teachers and students can utilize some of the educational resources available at UT Southwestern. Learn more

Exploring Post

Students gain practical experience in science and medicine careers, while engaging in activities that emphasize life skills, citizenship, character education, and leadership. Learn more