Rensselaer STAR Program

posted Aug 21, 2017, 9:50 AM by Keri Miles

Rensselaer invites academically talented seniors, who are underrepresented minorities or young women, to apply for the STAR (Science, Technology, Arts at Rensselaer) Program.  The STAR Program allows high school seniors to experience life as a Rensselaer student.  They will attend classes, tour campus, visit our laboratories, and connect with current Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff.

STAR begins the evening of Thursday, October 19, 2017, with a dinner reception and concludes Saturday, October 21, 2017, at the close of the Fall Open House.

The agenda will include:
· Interactive leadership activity
· Academic experience - attend classes
· Undergraduate research overview and tour of laboratories
· Campus tour
· Student panels
· Student organizations and clubs fair
· Lodging and meals with current students

Students may apply online by September 20, 2017 to participate in the STAR ProgramA copy of each student's high school transcript is required to complete the  STAR application prior to the deadline date of September 20, 2017.

Students accepted to participate in the STAR Program will receive a confirmation email from Rensselaer.

We have been fortunate in previous years to have a limited number of travel grants available. Considering we have had as many as 200 students participate in recent years, we cannot provide travel grant assistance to every student who applies. The travel grants are awarded based on need as well as merit. Requests for assistance MUST be made on the STAR Program application

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