STARS Award Winner
A summer of hard work paid off for one of North High’s aspiring scientists who spent several weeks conducting intensive research with St. Louis-area professionals and professors. Congratulations to Jodie Guller who has been named winner of the Pfizer and LMI Aerospace/D3 Technologies Award for Excellence in Research. The award is presented to students who distinguished themselves during the Students and Teachers as Research Scientists program (STARS) at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.
STARS introduces high school juniors and seniors to the various aspects of the scientific enterprise as practiced by scientists in academic, private or corporate research institutions. UMSL partners with the Donald Danforth Plant Science Center, Saint Louis University, Southern Illinois University, Edwardsville and Washington University to provide research options for the participants.
Below is North High’s winner and the project from the 2009 STARS program. Also listed is her mentor, the mentor’s university and the company awarding the student:
• Jodie Guller, North High, “Impact of Caffeine on Brain Development in Preterm Infants,” Amit Mathur and Terrie Inder, WUSTL. (Pfizer)
Jodie Guller has been asked to present her research to senior scientists at Solae Company’s world headquarters in St. Louis. Solae is the world leader in developing innovative soy-based technology and ingredients for food and nutritional products.