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STARS 2021 Graduate School Preparation Schedule

Program Dates: June 21 - August 13, 2021

The schedule below does not include research schedule with faculty and discipline specific activities.

The STARS program is an intensive 8-week academy modeled on graduate school life. It includes 6-8 hours of faculty-led research per day, student development workshops, a GRE (Graduate Records Exam) course, and social activities.

In addition to a faculty mentor and a lab supervisor, each participant will be partnered with a graduate student advocate/mentor. To complete the program, participants must participate in all courses, meetings, and activities and make a 15-minute oral presentation of their research findings at the UC San Diego Summer Research Conference. Research hours and meetings with faculty are not included in the schedule below. Those activities will be coordinated directly with students' research sites.

Information will be updated to the following schedule of activities as it becomes available.

Updated May 6, 2021

 

Day
Date
Time
Event
Location
Week 1

Monday

6/21/2021

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM PST

STARS Orientation

 

Monday

6/21/2021

1:00 PM -4:00 PM PST

STARS Tour & Team Building

 

Tuesday

6/22/2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

GRE Session 1

 

Tuesday

6/22/2021

2:00 PM - 4:30 PM PST

First Research Mentor Meeting

 

Wednesday

6/23/2021

9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

GRE Session 2

 

Wednesday

6/23/2021

5:00 PM - 6:30 PM PST

Graduate Advocate Meeting

 

Thursday

6/24/2021

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

GRE Session 3

 

Friday 

6/25/2021

9:00 AM – 1:00 PM PST

GRE Session 4

 

Week 2

Monday

6/28/2021

Asynchonous

Graduate Advocate Session

Wednesday

 6/30/2021

Time Varies

Graduate Advocate Meeting

Thursday

7/01/2021

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST

Graduate School Preparation Workshop

 

Friday

7/2/2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST

Teaching and Team Building

 

Week 3

 Monday

7/05/2021

 

Holiday!

 

Wednesday

7/07/2021

Time Varies

Graduate Advocate Meeting
Wednesday

7/07/2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST

GRE Office Hour Session 1
Thursday

7/08/2021

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST

Graduate School Preparation Workshop
Friday

7/09/2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST Teaching and Team Building

Week 4

Monday

7/12/2021

Asynchonous

Graduate Advocate Session
Wednesday

7/14/2021

Time Varies

Graduate Advocate Meeting
Wednesday

7/14/2021

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST 

GRE Office Hour Session 2
Thursday

7/15/2021

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST

Graduate School Preparation Workshop
Friday

7/16/2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST Teaching and Team Building

Week 5

Monday

7/19/2021

Asynchonous

Graduate Advocate Session
Wednesday

7/21/2021

Time Varies

Graduate Advocate Meeting

Thursday

7/22/2021

9:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

 GRE Session 5

 

Friday

7/23/2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST

Teaching and Team Building

 

Week 6

Monday 7/26/2021 Asynchonous Graduate Advocate Session
Wednesday 7/28/2021 Time Varies Graduate Advocate Meeting
Thursday 7/29/2021 9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST Graduate School Preparation Workshop
Friday

7/30/2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST

Teaching and Team Building 

 

Week 7

Wednesday

8/04/2021

Time Varies Graduate Advocate Meeting

Thursday

8/05/2021

9:00 AM - 10:30 AM PST Graduate School Preparation Workshop

Friday

8/06/2021

12:00 PM - 1:30 PM PST Teaching and Team Building 

Week 8

Day Varies Day Varies Time Varies Graduate Advocate Meeting
Thursday 8/12/2021 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST Summer Research Conference
Thursday 8/12/2021 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST STARS Closing Reception
Friday 8/13/2021 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM PST Summer Research Conference
Friday 8/13/2021 Last Day of Program

To get directions to any of the event locations, visit maps.ucsd.edu and enter the building number in the " I Am Looking For... " field.