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At the core of every STAR Fellow’s experience are the outstanding Research Mentors and laboratory staff at our Lab Site Partner facilities. Without them, this program would not be possible.

Pacific Northwest


Seattle Pacific University
University of Washington: Clean Energy Institute
University of Washington: MEM-C
University of Washington: Siedler Lab
Institute for Systems Biology
Fred Hutch Cancer Research Center

Eastern Washington

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Laser Interferometer Gravitational Wave Observatory


SF Bay Area

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (Palo Alto, CA)
NASA Ames Research Center (Mountain View, CA)
SETI Institute (Mountain View, CA)
Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)
Sandia National Laboratory (Livermore, CA)
Estuary and Ocean Science Center (Tiburon, CA)
San Francisco State University (San Francisco, CA) 
UC Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, CA



Sacramento State University (Sacramento, CA)

Central/Southern California

Cal Poly (San Luis Obispo, CA)
NASA Armstrong Flight Research Center (Palmdale, CA)
Air Force Research Laboratory (Palmdale, CA)
Santa Rosa Island Research Station (Santa Rosa Island, CA)
Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (Monterey, CA)
NASA JPL (Pasadena, CA)
NOAA Southwest Fisheries Science Center (La Jolla, CA)
Scripps Institution of Oceanography (La Jolla, CA)



National Center for Atmospheric Researcher (Boulder, CO)
NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (Boulder, CO)
National Renewable Energy Laboratory (Golden, CO)



Biosphere 2 (Oracle, AZ)
National Optical Astronomy Observatory (Tucson, AZ)


University of Texas at El Paso (El Paso, TX)



Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Batavia, IL)


The Ohio State University (Columbus, OH)

Relating Experience to the Classroom

Real research and engineering: Only by living it can you share it with your students.

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