In 2006, the Stein Institute launched a training program for high school students, known as HS STAR. This program is designed to provide exceptional ethnic minority high school students from San Diego with a chance to learn and practice the daily activities involved in aging research alongside a UCSD faculty mentor. Selected students invest five to six weeks of their summer in the program. Not only do these students receive a wonderful experience immersed within a research setting and learning about the aging process and interacting with older adults, but to top it off, they are awarded stipends for their efforts. At the conclusion of the summer, students must reflect on their experience by writing an essay and giving a formal presentation to their peers, faculty mentors, and family members. To read more about this program, click here
Here are the applications for the HS STAR program:
HS STAR Student Application Form
HS STAR Teacher Evaluation Form
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