Above: A student programs her smart robot during a workshop at the 2019 STARS program.

PISCES is resuming its STARS (STEM Aerospace Research Scholars) program this year after canceling last summer due to the pandemic. Applications for the 2021 program are now open and female students, ages 14 and up can apply online.

This year, STARS will focus on hands-on workshops in aerospace, including rocketry and unmanned aerial vehicles. Students will also engage in a HoloLens augmented reality demonstration and have the chance to enter a rocketry competition.

Safety will be a top priority and guidelines will be in place to ensure the health and safety of students and staff. Due to ongoing restrictions, overnight accommodations will not be available this year.