James Orme-Rogers completes STARS program
Senior James Orme-Rogers joined more than 90 other area high schoolers at a ceremony last week to mark then end of UMSL's STARS program. STARS is a six-week partnership that pairs local researchers in various STEM fields with high schoolers who assist them with their projects. Mentors for the program come from Arraybridge, Confluence Discovery Technologies, Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Washington University in St. Louis and the host institution, University of Missouri-St. Louis.
James worked with Dr. Janet Braddock-Wilking, a chemistry and biochemistry professor at UMSL, on a paper called, “Synthesis and Characterization of Luminescent 3,6-Disubstituted Silafluorenes."
“We’re happy to provide high school students access to STEM [science, technology, engineering and mathematics] opportunities on UMSL’s campus and in UMSL’s laboratories so that they might one day become top scientists themselves,” UMSL Chancellor Tom George said in a news release.
The STARS program is in its 29th year, and Priory has had rising seniors participate each summer for the last several years. Congrats to James for his accomplishments in the program!