Each year, the STAR (Science, Technology and Research) High School Fellowship program offers approximately 15 rising high school students going into their senior year the opportunity to be mentored by a scientist or engineer at Sandia National Laboratories. The program encourages students to explore STEM (science, technology, engineering
The STAR program focuses on increasing access for under-served public high school students in the greater Albuquerque area. Under-served students are those who may not receive equitable resources in the academic pipeline, including students from low-income families, under-represented racial/ethnic minorities, and those who will be first-generation college students.
Albuquerque public schools are invited to nominate up to two exceptional science and/or math students who meet the program requirements. Selected students receive a $2,000 stipend and an 8-week summer fellowship.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this program has been indefinitely postponed.