Bright STaRS

Come talk to this year’s Bright STaRS students and encourage them in their work and studies! The 2014 Bright STaRS session will take place from 8:00am – 12:00pm on Thursday, 18 December.

Middle and High school students participating in after-school and summer research experiences in the Earth and space sciences are invited to participate in the AGU Bright Students Training as Research Scientists (Bright STaRS) program. The Bright STaRS program provides a dedicated forum for ~100 students to present their own research results to the scientific community and learn about exciting research, education, and career opportunities in the geosciences. This FREE program is held in conjunction with the annual AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, which is attended by over 20,000 Earth and space scientists from around the globe.

Key components of the Bright STaRS program include:

  • publication of the students’ research abstract in the Fall AGU Meeting abstract volume and program
  • presentation of the students’ research in a dedicated morning poster session in the AGU Fall Meeting poster hall
  • complimentary meeting badge to attend technical sessions and exhibits of the AGU Fall Meeting
  • access to the Academic Showcase, which offers information on approximately 40 institutions offering geoscience undergraduate and graduate degree programs
  • luncheon with AGU leadership, AGU Fellows, and MSPHDS students
  • an afternoon shadowing program where small groups of students visit scientific sessions with AGU Fellows

Recent participants in the Bright STaRS program have included students involved with the Earth Science High School Internship Program (Stanford, CA), the California Academy of Sciences, the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California at Berkeley, University of California at Santa Cruz, Branson School, San Francisco State University, and the University of Arizona.

Students and program advisors who are interested in this program MUST contact AGU education staff, Pranoti Asher or Bethany Adamec. Participating students will be required to submit at least one abstract (this can be a group abstract) by the Fall Meeting abstract deadline (typically in August). No late abstracts will be allowed.

Watch a video about our 2012 Bright STaRS program

Learn more about the Stanford Earth Sciences High School Summer Internship Program high school students at the 2012 Fall Meeting.

Learn more about Bright STaRS in our Eos article