Lots of young people are into social networking these days. But another kind of networking has been going on for two decades in laboratories across the St. Louis area.
Each summer dozens of students participate in STARS (Students and Teachers as Research Scientists), a program sponsored by the University of Missouri-St. Louis. This year, more than 60 students spent their summer doing original research in top labs of academia and industry.
"These kids are the scientists and engineers of tomorrow," said Michael Anch of the Saint Louis University department of psychology.