We pair aspiring STEM teachers with world-class researchers and scientists at research laboratories throughout the western United States.


STAR Fellows receive hands-on experience at top labs.


View what past fellows have said about the STAR program.

Become a STAR teacher researcher

STAR puts you in the driver seat

Fellows spend nine weeks working full time with a research team on cutting-edge projects.
You’ll Work Hard
You’ll Challenge Yourself
You’ll Learn Skills In a Field That Interests You

Science in a Real-World Setting

Guided by top research mentors at STAR Partner labs, fellows work on projects that address questions in the real world.