Students Join Local Scientists at S.T.A.R.S.

Seven of our rising seniors graduated from the S.T.A.R.S. (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists) program in July after spending six weeks this summer paired with local scientists from the fields of biology, chemistry, computer science, earth science, engineering, environmental science, mathematics, medicine, physics and psychology. Together, these student-researcher partners dove into research focused on science, technology, engineering and math.
Congratulations to Fatima Ali ‘19, Jeffrey Desloge ‘19, Haniya Habib ‘19, Daniel Hochberg ‘19, Srujay Pandiri ‘19, Rida Qazi ‘19 and Anna Grace Yuska ’19!
Additionally, Fatima and Rida were selected to receive the Partnership of Research Institutions Award for Excellence in Research for their research projects below.
  • Fatima Ali, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. “Empathy reduces bias towards counter-stereotypical gender roles.” Dr. Bettina Casad, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
  • Rida Mujtaba Qazi, Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School. “Anticipatory
    interference in younger and older adults.” Dr. David Balota, Washington University.