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Senior STARS Students
|Micheal Aguilar||Matthew Dawson||Monica Bonner||
The Student Achievement in Research and Scholarship Program (STARS) is an undergraduate research program designed to prepare high achieving low income, first generation, and/or students from under represented groups for the next level of their educational continuum through graduate education and professional careers.
- provide research stipends to assist student with research
- pair undergraduates with faculty mentors to assist in the development of some area of academic research
- provide workshops to assist students with research design, implementation, publication, and professional development
- foster peer mentoring
Types of STARS Students
Senior STARS are currently research active and are expected to present at the 2008 Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference. These students are funded at a higher level that other STARS students and are expected to serve as mentors to Junior STARS students. They are selected based on the high level of their research activity and merit.
Junior STARS are, in most cases, just beginning their research and are funded at a slightly lower level than Senior STARS. They are expected to attend conference during the Spring 2008 semester, but are not required to present their findings until the 2009 Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference. They are eligible for the difference in funding and Senior STARS standing only after presenting their findings at conference.
STARS Participants are active in STARS activities including proposal writing opportunities, speaker series, and have the option to attend the Statewide Undergraduate Research Conference as observers, and qualify for travel assistance from the UT-STARS program and the cost of conference registration and stay. These students are encouraged to apply for funding in the next funding cycle. Students are who are STARS participants and attend 75% of the activities offered in the previous year are given preference to be funded Senior or Junior STARS students.