The Stars Challenge, sponsored by the School of Science at Monmouth University, is a science enrichment program for top middle school students. Its goal is to get more top students - students who can become innovators - involved in science and technology and ultimately to maintain America's historical lead in technology and innovation.
The Stars Challenge starts with excellent teachers and focuses on real-world problems where students can work in small groups to create innovative solutions. The goal is to stimulate and nurture the students' passion and curiosity about science.
The Stars Challenge is clearly fulfilling an unmet need among talented students. Classes began in the Winter of 2006 with one class for 18 eighth graders. A total of 53 classes, serving 784 students, have been taught over the past thirteen semesters.
Dean Michael A. Palladino is our key academic advisor. Ms. Koorleen Minton provides invaluable administrative guidance and assistance.
For more information, visit www.starschallenge.org.