Star Program at the EOS Center

STAR is an internship program of Cal Poly San Luis Obispo's Center for Excellence in Science and Mathematics, in which pre-service and early career STEM teachers have the opportunity to participate in research activities at the EOS Center Romberg Tiburon Campus, SF State and the Smithsonian Environmental Research Center. Many STAR interns are also Noyce Scholars, committed to teaching science or math in a high needs school district.

Program highlights:

  • Individual research projects at the EOS Center for Environmental Studies and Smithsonian Environmental Research Center
  • Integrated program of academic and professional development 
  • Mentoring from research faculty, graduate students, and peers 
  • Nine week program (June to August) 
  • Weekly education workshops focused on exploring the nature of science and transferring the experience to the classroom, including creating a lesson plan
  • Opening and closing conferences to introduce and present intern research
  • $500 weekly stipend and assistance with housing expenses and relocation costs (if qualified)
  • Excursions and social programs highlighting attractions of the Bay Area