Science in a real-world setting
STAR aims to produce excellent K-12 STEM teachers by providing aspiring teachers with opportunities to do authentic research while helping them translate their research experience into classroom practice. No previous experience? No problem. That’s exactly what we provide.
STAR also supports the continued development of our Teacher-Researcher Fellows with ongoing professional development and networking opportunities.
We pair aspiring STEM teachers with world-class researchers and scientists at research laboratories throughout the western United States.
STAR Fellowes receive hands-on experience at top labs.
View what past fellowes have said about the STAR program.
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Lab Site partnerships
At the core of every STAR Fellows experience are the outstanding research mentors and laboratory staff at our Lab Site Partner facilities.
Without them, this program would not be possible.
“The professional connections I have made through STAR have transformed my trajectory as a science teacher and transformed my classroom into a laboratory.”
“STAR gave me the courage to know that I could go do things that seemed impossible or out of this world.”
“My STAR fellowships have definitely helped me develop as an educator and bring real world science into the classroom.”