A generous gift from Margo and Jim Keyes increases enrollment of teachers and students in STARS (Science Teacher Access to Resources at Southwestern) and the Summer Research Program (SRP). STARS broadens the knowledge base of science teachers, increases science awareness, and provides instructional aids and ongoing support while stimulating an appreciation of health-related careers. Developed in 1991, the program has improved the quality of science education, serving more than 14,000 middle- and high-school science teachers and an estimated 65,000 students in North Texas. The SRP offers eight weeks of full-time intensive camps for rising seniors and middle- and high-school science teachers, and provides hands-on laboratory experiences and weekly seminars focused on UTSW research. The program benefits high-performing students who have demonstrated an interest in biomedical research and science, including underrepresented minorities and those with lower socioeconomic status. The SRP program has had a strong influence on attendees, with 100% enrolling in college and 70% studying STEM-related fields.