DoD STARBASE is a premier educational program, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Manpower and Reserve Affairs. At DoD STARBASE students participate in challenging “hands-on, minds-on” activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). They interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the “real world.” The program provides students with 25 hours of stimulating experiences at National Guard, Marine, Air Force Reserve, Army, and Air Force bases across the nation.
DoD STARBASE’s primary focus within our program is towards providing fifth graders an introduction to fundamental concepts in STEM. The goal is to motivate them to explore STEM opportunities as they continue their education, ease their reservations of challenging pursuits, and encourage innovative problem solving as a classroom community. The academies serve students that are historically under represented in STEM. Students who live in inner cities or rural locations, those who are socioeconomically disadvantaged, low in academic performance, or have a disability are in that target group. The program encourages students to set goals and achieve them.
Learn more at https://dodstarbase.org/