2016 Opening Events

STAR 2016 will host two different kinds of events to help placed Fellows make the most of their summer experience.


Placed Fellows must plan to attend one of the STAR webinars. Webinars are scheduled before most Fellows report to their research site and provide a brief orientation on the STAR Program, the various people who will be involved in their research and professional development experience, practical matters, and some tips on getting the most out of the Program.

Dates, Times, and URL

To be announced.

Regional Meetings

Program Staff John Keller, Brian Paavo, and your regional Workshop Leaders will meet with Fellows in the first week of the Program to help launch the education workshop cohorts. Meetings will be held in Southern California, The San Francisco Bay Area, Colorado, and Washington. Other meetings may be held via video conference.

Dates, Times, and Locations

To be announced.

Travel Arrangements

Travel arrangements to the Regional Meetings will be managed by the STAR Program Staff in cooperation with Workshop Leaders.

Dress Codes

STAR events are professional events where dressy casual is appropriate. We may take individual, cohort, and group photos during events.

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