STAR Program


In affiliation with:USC School of Pharmacy

In affiliation with: USC School of Pharmacy

Description: The STAR Program is a collaborative effort between USC and Francisco Bravo Medical Magnet High School to prepare and inspire high school students — particularly underrepresented minorities — to pursue careers in life sciences, biomedical engineering and biotechnology. High school students perform meaningful research under the mentorship of USC faculty and graduate students at labs on both the University Park and Health Sciences campuses. As of 2018, the program is in its 11th year and has graduated more than 600 students.

Addresses: University Park Campus 3607 Trousdale Parkway, Los Angeles, CA 90089
Health Sciences Campus 1975 Zonal Ave. Los Angeles, CA 90033

When: STAR students are expected to participate in lab from 1-3 pm every school day. Mentors will keep their normal schedules.

Accepting Volunteers:Yes — Open to faculty and graduate student mentors from any USC research group who are interested in hosting a STAR student in their lab

Contact Person: Glendy Ramirez