STARBASE Indiana is a premier educational program, sponsored by the Department of Defense. At STARBASE Indiana students participate in challenging "hands-on, minds-on" activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM). Students interact with STEM professionals to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the real world. The program encourages students to set goals and achieve them.

What is STARBASE Indiana?

To raise the interest and improve the knowledge and skills of at-risk youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics; which will provide for a highly educated and skilled American workforce.

Vision Statement


Thanks to many generous donors, STARBASE Indiana-Fort Wayne has opened classroom #2!

Due to overwhelming response, all classes in Fort Wayne and Indianapolis are full. South Bend will be accepting applications soon!

We also thank these 2015 STEAM Theme

summer camp sponsors!



















and collaborators!









Exposing youth to the technological environments and positive role models in civilian professions and military installations, throughout the course of 20-25 hours of exemplary instruction, using a curriculum that meets or exceeds the state and national standards.

Mission Statement






The program engages students through an inquiry-based curriculum. Students study Newton's Laws and Bernoulli's principle; explore nanotechnology, navigation and mapping. They are captivated by engineering as they use the computer to design components, then print them out on the 3D printer.  Math is embedded throughout the curriculum. Teamwork is stressed as they work together to explore, explain, elaborate and evaluate concepts. STARBASE offers a positive, proven approach to increasing excitement and interest in STEM.