What People Are Saying

DoD STARBASE has a great influence on the community by teaching skills that youth can apply in everyday life...
MSG Richard Salazar
National Guard, Texas STARBASE-Houston, TX
The kids' excitement towards science reminds me what I’m really working towards every day.
Stephanie Dora
E5, STARBASE-Atlantis-Pittsburgh, PA
That one programs ability to give back to the community has been the single proudest moment of being a commander so far here at the 926th.
Col. John Breeden
Commander 926th Group, STARBASE Nellis Academy, Nellis, NV
The knowledge of the teachers is an incredible strength! They present difficult science conceptssuch as physics and chemistry in fun and interesting ways.
STARBASE-Atlantis NAS Pensacola,
Pensacola, FL
One day I saw a student sit back in his chair while designing his rocket, and he said, ‘I could do this one day’.
Selfridge ANG Base, MI
On STARBASE days, I have 100% attendance which is a miracle for my class!
STARBASE-Atlantis Gulfport,
Gulfport, MS
My daughter has always been interested in math and science, but STARBASE has shown her a more advanced math and science in which she enjoys the challenges.
Parent from STARBASE-Atlantis Mississippi-Choctaw,
Choctaw, MS
I wanted to tell you that Derek is having the best time this week. I am starting to think that his career will be in engineering.
Parent from STARBASE Winchester,
Winchester, VA
Sessler was super-excited to go every day and is still talking about all of his new experiences and information he learned.
Parent from Evergreen STARBASE,
McChord, WA
My favorite thing about STARBASE is that it is not boring. You can have fun while you work!
STARBASE Hawaii, Big Island
Keaau, HI
Before I went to STARBASE, I felt like I wasn’t good at S.T.E.M., but when I was done I felt like a genius at it.
STARBASE Louisiana,
Barksdale AFB, LA
On behalf of PTC, I am pleased to aanounce tha tthis is our tenth year of partnership with the Department of Defense STARBASE Program.
James Heppelmann,
President and CEO of PTC
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.
L. Scott Martens,
Chairman, STARBASE Savannah Foundation, Inc
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.
Major General Donald P Dunbar,
The Adjutant General at Wisconsin ANG
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
STARBASE is a wonderful program put on by wonderful folks.
Military members get great enjoyment out of sharing their profession and experiences. All the people I have spoken with love this program.
I truly believe this meets the President’s intent of investing in our children’s education for our country’s future.
Everything they have learned has sunk in, and they are using the information daily.
STARBASE North Dakota,
Minot, ND
The experiences this program provided can rarely be duplicated in a public school setting.
Tucson, AZ
Integrating the STEM concepts creates a wonderful atmosphere for all learners.
STARBASE Wright-Patt,
Wright Patterson Air Force Base, OH
My favorite thing in STARBASE was getting to protect Eggbert on his flight to the moon.
STARBASE North Carolina,
Charlotte, NC
The experience was unbelievable. I learned so much; so much that I’m teaching my dad and mom!
STARBASE Oklahoma,
Tulsa, OK
I never worked as a team in my life like this before, and when I used to work as a team, I was selfish. But now, I learned about how a real team works. Teamwork made my job easier.
STARBASE Connecticut,
Hartford, CT
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.
Parent from STARBASE Battle Creek,
Battle Creek, MI