DoD STARBASE is a program that hopefully would light a fire in the hearts and minds of the 5th grade students that took part in it. It could show them how science, technology, engineering and math were applicable in the everyday world.
L. John MacMartin,
President of Minot Area Chamber of Commerce, North Dakota
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.
The United States Geospatial Intelligence Community is experiencing growing demand for professionals with skills in STEM disciplines, and an insufficient supply of well-educated STEM professionals threatens our nation's ability to maintain the competitive edge required to address the increasing complexity of our national security challenges.
Keith J. Masback,
President, United States Geospatial Intelligence Foundation
As an engineer in the energy industry for over twenty years, I am a huge advocate of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) education -- and I'm really proud that our district can offer such a high quality program that instills a deep interest in this subject matter.
President, Board of Education, Houston Independent School District