STARBASE Camp Students Explore STEM

Middle school students across the nation are engaging in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics in new ways at STARBASE, a Department of Defense youth program that uses experiential, hands-on learning techniques.

DOD STARBASE targets middle school students in 62 locations across the United States.

Wright-Patterson Air Force Base hosts the largest STARBASE in the Air Force, with 34 participating schools in the area, 130 classes per year and six licensed teachers.

During the summers, STARBASE partners with the National Museum of the United States Air Force to offer free two-day STEM Aerospace Camps for students in fifth through eighth grades.

The camps are offered on a first-come, first-served basis. This summer, registration for all four camps filled within less than 60 seconds.

Fifth- and sixth-grade students attended the first two camps in June, which were based on an aerospace theme. Seventh- and eighth-grade students participated in the two July camps, which were centered on the topic of satellite engineering.

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Posted July 2018