Student Research and Training Program (STAR)

College of William and Mary
Williamsburg, VA.
Type Academic Enrichment, Basic Science Research, High School Students


Student research starts on the first day of class at William & Mary. It doesn’t matter if that class is organic chemistry or Greek tragedy. We believe that high-performing students learn best through guided, hands-on inquiry and experimentation. And it’s our mission — one we take very seriously — to incorporate projects of real scientific, scholarly and creative merit into every undergraduate and graduate course we offer.

At W&M, research is not just something that happens in a lab or a library (although we have excellent examples of both). It’s what happens when students measure mercury levels in local streams and publish their results as a documentary. Or when a freshman seminar helps save a historic building in Richmond. Or when a student organization prepares a proposal for a medical aid trip to Central America. Research is inseparable from the W&M experience.

W&M students deserve an education that values their original intellectual contributions. We offer many different ways for both undergraduate and graduate students to conduct fully funded, faculty-mentored research projects.

More Information

Program Coordinator
Dr. Vernon J. Hurte
The Office of Multicultural Affairs, Millington Hall
Williamsburg, VA 23187
Phone: (757) 221-2301
Fax: (757) 221-1105