Being fortunate enough to be approved for a STARBASE not only offers an enormous educational benefit, but an opportunity for the entire community to participate in a program to improve their quality of life.
By leveraging its national infrastructure and engaging its highly-skilled military personnel with our national treasure–our youth, DoD STARBASE exposes children to exciting real-world applications of science and math.
Fiscal Year 2012 was a year of moving forward for the DoD STARBASE Program. This valued and relevant DoD outreach program is helping to build and enlarge a diverse pool of potential innovative workers needed to support the DoD workforce consisting of civilian and military personnel.
Richard O. Wightman, Jr.,
Acting Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs
I’m not sure how this program is funded, but I hope it is continued. It is well worth the cost, whatever it is. To have something that engages children in math, science, and technology in such an interesting and fun atmosphere is invaluable.