2023 STARS Summer Science Camps At UT Southwestern

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Believe it or not summer is around the corner and it’s time to start planning those vacations but more importantly, summer camp. Camps often have limited availability and slots fill quickly, so start doing your homework, er, I mean research now. For middle school students that enjoy science UT Southwestern has STARS science camps.

Would you like to get a head start in learning about the science classes that you will be taking in the Fall? The STARS Science Camps will be offered during the Summer of 2023.

The Middle School Science Camp includes hands-on labs and classroom activities that will cover a large variety of science topics taught by middle school teachers.

The Biology, Chemistry, and Physics Camps are for current 8th, 9th, or 10th grade students who will be taking freshman-level Biology, sophomore-level Chemistry, or junior-level Physics next year. The Anatomy and Physiology Camp is for current 10th or 11th grade students who have not previously taken Anatomy & Physiology.

The camps will be held in-person on our campus at UT Southwestern. A specific location will be provided to those students who are selected to attend each camp. The camps consist of laboratory and classroom activities, and tour lectures by UT Southwestern staff and faculty guest speakers.

Camp Dates

Camp Dates Requirements
Middle School Camp June 26 – June 30, 2023 Current 6th and 7th graders
Biology Camp June 6 – June 16, 2023 Current 8th graders
Chemistry Camp June 21 – June 30, 2023 Current 9th graders
Physics Camp July 11 – July 21, 2023 Current 10th graders
Anatomy and Physiology June 6 – June 16, 2023 Current 10th and 11th graders
Biototechnology July 11 – July 21, 2023 Current 11th and 12th graders


Any or all of the following may be considered as positive factors in selecting participants for our camps:

  • Evidence of strong academic achievement, especially in math and science
  • Foster youth
  • Students in the Dallas ISD or neighborhoods surrounding UT Southwestern
  • Students who qualify for free or reduced lunch
  • Membership in one or more of the following groups, which are considered underrepresented in the sciences:
    • Traditionally underrepresented minority students (Alaska Native, Black/African-American, Hispanic/Latino, Native American Indian, Native Pacific Islander)
    • Students who would be the first in their families to attend college
    • Applicants with any limitations that place them in an underrepresented group
  • Students from previous STARS camps
  • Please note that these are positive factors and not requirements for participation

There is no fee for attending the camps, but attendance every day is mandatory. Please make sure there are no schedule conflicts (vacation, other camps, school events, etc.) that would prohibit attendance.

Source: UT Southwestern website