Each STAR Fellow is supported by a team of research mentors, lab site staff, workshop facilitators, and the STAR staff at Cal Poly, but we in turn are supported by the work and generosity of our funding and industry partners. Each of these partners joins in our efforts because they can see what great catalysts for positive change STAR Fellows are in their schools.
While STAR's ultimate goal is to provide a better learning experience for K-12 STEM students, our funding partners also do a lot of other good things along the way! They help research facilities solve fundamental research problems in every discipline at multiple sites each and every year while training teacher-researchers and improving industry-academia relations. They help early-career teachers distinguish themselves to employers and improve classroom connectivity through professional conferencing. They help school districts adapt to Next Generation Science Standards and Common Core curriculum shifts by providing Fellows specifically trained to bring innovative investigation approaches to their classrooms. Our partners are investing not only in the future of our Fellows, but in a better future - period. Thank you.