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Aspiring Parkway scientists completed STARS program at University of Missouri–St. Louis

10/5/2022 -- Eleven Parkway students completed the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) summer program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.

This summer, 70 students from a total of 34 high schools took part in the program as it returned to its traditional format after being held virtually last summer. They worked within the labs of 40 research mentors in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, physics and psychology. The mentors were from either UMSL or one of its partners – Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center or the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy.

The Parkway students who made up this year’s STARS class were:

Central High
Nina Buzzotta
Arya Gijare
Nisha Murali
Refah Reza

North High
Hannah An
Kalyan Krish

South High
Maanvi Aggarwal
Ria Chopra
Iniya Swaminathan

West High
Esha Francis
Umer Muhammud