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

STARS students 8/2/2018 -- Ten Parkway students recently completed the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) summer program at the University of Missouri–St. Louis.


STARS is a six-week summer program that pairs talented rising senior high school students and new undergraduate students with more than 60 local scientists in the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, physics and psychology.


The mentors are top researchers from partner institutions Confluence Discovery Technologies, the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and the host institution, UMSL.


This year’s STARS students hailed from high schools throughout the St. Louis region as well as from Iowa, Illinois, New Jersey, Minnesota, Texas and Wisconsin, as well as Anatolia College’s International Baccalaureate Diploma Program in Greece.


The 2018 Parkway STARS program graduates are:


Central High School

Haoyuan Chen

Divya Minnaganti

Yerin Moon


North High School

Meher Arora

Rubina Thomas


South High School

Neha Potta

Vedha Srigiri


West High School

Matthew Boyd

Nina Maitra

Shahzan Mian