STARS (Student Teachers and Research Assistants) is a peer-mentoring program unique to the Computational and Data Science (CDS) department. Students accepted to the program are undergraduate teaching assistants who have excelled in CDS minor courses such as CDS 101, CDS 130 or CDS 230 and now share their knowledge and experience to help other students. STARS members attend classes to assist with hands-on work and they also help students via online channels during scheduled office hours.
The STARS receive special training from CDS faculty and from other more experienced STARS students. Their skills levels are exceeded only by their passion for helping their fellow CDS students succeed and helping to create new CDS STARS!
Here are some quotes from students who benefited from this invaluable resource:
- “Working with STARS was like working with classmates, except they helped a lot and answered all my questions, even if they were really stupid ones.”
- “Having the STAR student help with this course was awesome and made this one of my best classes!”
- “The STAR student always helped me and tried to make sure I understood everything, which was very helpful”.
- “Having a STAR in class was the most helpful thing ever!”
Apply to be a CDS STAR
STARS are valuable members of the CDS instructional force, helping students in core undergraduate courses (CDS 130, CDS 101, CDS 102, CDS 201, CDS 230, CDS 251 & CDS 292) fulfill their potential and succeed in their studies.
The requisites for applying for the position are:
1. Completed one of the courses listed above with a grade of A (or above)
2. Minimum GPA of 3.5 (cumulative to date)
3. No honor code infractions
4. An affinity for fellow students!
CDS STARS (Student Teachers and Research Assistants) have been selected for the Fall 2021 academic semester (Aug. 21-Dec. 21). Applications for the Winter 2022 semester will be solicited in October of 2021. Please check this site for date and details.
If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring 2021 CDS 130 Office Hours
Starting 2/1/2021 and throughout the entire semester, ALL CDS 130 students can access an open evening office hour daily (except Thursday) by clicking on the meeting links below:
Monday and Tuesday Office Hour with Priyanjali:
Time: 7 p.m. (EST) every Monday and Tuesday
Meeting ID: 972 6093 6105
Please contact Priyanjali via text or email if there is there are any issues:
Wednesday Office Hour with Jennifer:
Time: 7:10 p.m. (EST) every Wednesday
Meeting ID: 972 0746 5558
Please contact Jennifer via text or email if there are any issues:
Saturday Office Hour with Tiffany:
Time: 7 p.m. (EST) every Saturday
Meeting ID: 587 819 6833
Please contact Tiffany via phone or email if there are any issues.
Friday Office Hour with Matthew:
Time: 7:30 p.m. (EST) every Friday
Meeting ID: 981 1583 5116
Please contact Matthew via phone or email if there are any issues:
Please contact Tiffany via phone or email if there are any issues:
Sunday Office Hour with Parker:
Time: 3 p.m. on Sundays
Meeting ID: 954 7918 4603
Please contact Parker via phone or email if there are any issues: