STARS Triathlon

The STARS Triathlon is targeted to high school biology teachers in the Dallas Independent School District.

We especially invite teachers from the following schools to apply: W.H. Adamson, A. Maceo Smith, Thomas Jefferson, Justin F. Kimball, Lincoln, James Madison, L.G. Pinkston, Franklin D. Roosevelt, W.W. Samuell, Seagoville, South Oak Cliff, H. Grady Spruce, and Sunset. The Program provides teachers tools to improve classroom instruction.

The Program consists of three EVENTS:

Event 1

This 12-day workshop in late June prepares teachers to deliver laboratory exercises in biology to rising ninth-graders.

  • Preparation and post-lab analysis are directed by coaches who are award-winning teachers themselves
  • Teachers share best practices
  • The last day of the session takes place at the Dallas Museum of Nature and Science
  • A stipend is offered to participating teachers
  • Students are selected from feeder middle schools in the DISD

Event 2

This is the STARS Basic Science Symposia. View a list of current and past presentations. Teachers learn the latest information on cutting-edge research and treatment in various areas of biomedicine.

Event 3

An eight-week program of summer research, EVENT 3 is part of our Summer Research Program for Teachers. Teachers are paired with science laboratories at the Medical Center. Regular meetings and seminars allow teachers to share their experiences.

The STARS Triathlon also funds the development of Science Suitcases and Virtual Instruments.

The Program is made possible with a grant from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute through its Pre-College Outreach program. An anonymous donor provided supplemental funding.