Summer STARS

Dan Giammar, Ph.D., associate professor of energy, environmental and chemical engineering, and Nevin Peeples, a senior at St. Louis University High School, look at reactors used to study lead concentrations in drinking water. Giammar is mentoring Peeples, one of 83 high-school students participating in this year’s Students and Teachers as Research Scientists (STARS) program, sponsored by Solutia Inc., Pfizer Inc., LMI Aerospace Inc., D3 Technologies, and The Solae Co. Evolved from the NSF Young Scholars program, STARS provides high-school students with the opportunity to participate in scientific research at one of St. Louis’ distinguished academic institutions.