For Students

Would you like to get a head start in learning about the science classes that you will be taking in the Fall? The STARS Science Camps will be offered during the Summer of 2024.

The Middle School Science Camp includes hands-on labs and classroom activities that will cover a large variety of science topics taught by middle school teachers.

The Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Camps are for current 8th, 9th, or 10th grade students who will be taking freshman-level Biology, sophomore-level Chemistry, or junior-level Physics next year. 
The Anatomy and Physiology Camp is for current 10th or 11th grade students who have not previously taken Anatomy & Physiology.

The camps will be held in-person on our campus at UT Southwestern. A specific location will be provided to those students who are selected to attend each camp. The camps consist of laboratory and classroom activities, and tour lectures by UT Southwestern staff and faculty guest speakers.

Camp Dates




Middle School Camp

June 11 - June 14, 2024

Current 7th graders

Biology Camp

June 4 - June 14, 2024

Current 8th graders

Chemistry Camp

July 9 - July 19, 2024

Current 9th graders

Physics Camp

July 9 - July 19, 2024

Current 10th graders

Anatomy and Physiology

June 18 - June 28, 2024

Current 10th and 11th graders


June 18  - June 28, 2024

Current 11th and 12th graders

Any or all of the following may be considered as positive factors in selecting participants for our camps:

  • Evidence of strong academic achievement, especially in math and science
  • Foster youth
  • Students in the Dallas ISD or neighborhoods surrounding UT Southwestern
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch 
  • Membership in one or more of the following groups, which are considered underrepresented in the sciences:
    • Traditionally underrepresented minority students (Alaska Native, Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American Indian, Native Pacific Islander)
    • Students who would be the first in their families to attend college
    • Applicants with any limitations that place them in an underrepresented group
  • Students from previous STARS camps
  • Please note that these are positive factors and not requirements for participation

There is no fee for attending the camps, but attendance every day is mandatory. Please make sure there are no schedule conflicts (vacation, other camps, school events, etc.) that would prohibit attendance.