The USC Science Technology and Research (STAR) Program is a collaborative science education venture between the University of Southern California, the National Science Foundation Biomimetic Micro Electronic Systems Engineering Research Center at USC, Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School, El Sereno Middle School and Murchison Elementary School impacting over 2000 students each year. The STAR program has supported over 800 high school students and over the past 24 years and each of these research Scholars have been highly successful.
All Scholars completed a hypothesis driven research project. One hundred percent of the Scholars elected to continue their research during the academic year as part of the STAR program.
100% of Scholars have gone to attend the following universities: Princeton, Harvard, Stanford, Duke, USC, Columbia, California Institute of Technology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cornell, Brown, Spelman College, the Claremont Schools, University of California at Berkeley, San Diego, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Davis and Irvine, and many more. 97% of USC STAR students receive academic scholarships. USC STAR students have contributed to over 100 scientific publications and abstracts.
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March 4th, 2014 | USC-Bravo Science Fair
STAR II Program Winners
August 13, 2013
A CIRM blogspot post about STAR student, Bryan Ruiz, Class of 2014. Click Here for the full blog post.
July 12, 2013
The USC CIRM STAR students joined EiHS students for a discussion on Stem Cell Public Policy.