The Science, Technology, and Research Scholars (STARS) program offers you four years of faculty-mentored research experience in all College science disciplines. In addition to research experience you will be offered opportunities to participate in professional development activities, summer scholarships, and ongoing support from OSO and a community of peers.
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IU freshmen and sophomores can apply
Current freshmen and sophomores can apply to STARS by contacting the Administrative Director at firstname.lastname@example.org. We require that students complete 1-2 semesters of coursework and major in one of the sciences within the College. You should make efforts to explore faculty with whom you’d like to work, interview with the STARS Director and selected faculty, and secure a faculty member’s sponsorship. The STARS Director will consider information gathered by your application, academic performance at IU, personal statements, and interviews.
Through my experience in STARS and IFLE, I have gained lab skills, presentation skills, and analytical thinking skills. Now that I am finishing the research process with the publication of a paper, I have seen the entire research process and understand the persistence that is required to make a meaningful contribution to a field of science.Tyler Barnes