For Teachers

Are you a high school teacher who feels uncomfortable teaching lab exercises in your Middle School Science, Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, or Biotechnnology class? Have you been teaching these subjects a short time and would like more experience or pointers from an expert? Have you been asked to teach a subject next year although you have no experience? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then you might be interested in one of our STARS Summer Science Camps!

The STARS Summer Science Camps at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas began with the Biology Camp in 2008 and Chemistry and Physics Camps were added in 2013. The Anatomy and Physiology camp was new for the Summer of 2021, and the Biotechnology Camp launched in the Summer of 2022. A large majority of the STARS Science Camps are an opportunity to gain experience in teaching high school science classes, especially in lab exercises that accompany classroom learning. 

The Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Anatomy and Physiology, and Biotechnology Camps consist of two master teachers, ten teachers, and 30 students. For the high school science classes, the students are rising 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th graders, and rising college Freshmen who will take the subject in school next fall. The Middle School Camp is available to seven teachers and 30 rising 7th and 8th grade students. 

Camp Dates




Master Teachers

Middle School Camp

June 23 - June 30, 2023

Rebecca Bottin, Jennifer Beall

Biology Camp

June 5 - June 16, 2023

Treavor Kendall, Ph.D., Sheu-Fen Lee, Ph.D.

Chemistry Camp

June 20 - June 30, 2023

Rachmad Tjachyadi, Ramona Heard-Ford

Physics Camp

July 10 - July 21, 2023

Fred Hurst, Wesley Baker

Anatomy and Physiology Camp

June 5 - June 16, 2023

Carolyn Hess, Yvonne Morgan

Biotechnology Camp

July 10 - July 21, 2023

Cathy Toups, Sheu-Fen Lee, Ph.D.

Teachers who attend every day of their camp will receive a stipend for their attendance and participation. The camp hours for teachers are 8:30am – 3:30pm each day. The camps will be conducted in person.

Teachers who participate in our camps judge them one of the best professional development experiences they have ever had. The opportunity to gain experience in front of real students makes our camps unique.