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STARBASE offers 5th and 6th grade students an inspiring way to learn about science, technology, engineering, and math through an exciting, hands-on curriculum. Over the course of their 5-day, 25-hour experience, students will engage in motivational activities, which are best described as “hands-on, minds-on”. These activities include:

  • Creating 3D models using professional software
  • Standing next to the towering rescue vehicles used on the runway
  • Programming robots to navigate an obstacle course

The STARBASE program is a Department of Defense community outreach program that has been a proven leader in introducing STEM concepts for over 20 years. Carefully designed to meet common core educational standards, STARBASE encourages students to set goals, shows them how to achieve them, and uses positive role models to increase the confidence in their abilities.

Vision Statement

To raise the interest and improve the knowledge and skills of at-risk youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; which will provide for a highly educated and skilled American workforce that can meet the advanced technological requirements of the Department of Defense.

Mission Statement

Exposing youth to the technological environments and positive role models found on military bases and installations, throughout the course of 20-25 hours of exemplary instruction, using a common core curriculum that meets or exceeds the national standards. We will nurture a winning network of collaborators and build mutual loyalty.