DOD STARBASE Indiana
In 1989, Barbara Koscak, a recognized leader in education, was invited to the White House by President Ronald Reagan and awarded the Federal Aviation Administration's National Educator of the Year Award. The President selected her because of her ability to excite her students to learn Science, Math, Engineering and Technology (STEM) and to develop their potential for challenging careers. Knowing that all children love airplanes, she had created a curriculum built around space and the physics of flight – a curriculum that was "hands-on, minds-on."
Thank you to STARBASE Indiana Sponsors and collaborators for free outreach programs
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.
Creating molecular structures and studying the periodic table.
Evaluating weight, volume, and measurement.
Alongside STEM professionals in real-world scenarios.
Robotics expeditions which build skills and teamwork.
Bringing real world meaning to scientific research.
Hands-On Experiments in Indianapolis
DoD STARBASE offers a positive, proven approach to engendering excitement and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).
Mission Statement: To expose our nation’s youth to the technological environments and positive civilian and military role models found on Active, Guard, and Reserve military bases and installations, nurture a winning network of collaborators, and build mutual loyalty within our communities, by providing 25 hours of exemplary hands-on instruction and activities that meet or exceed the National Standards.
Have any questions? Email any of our locations for details:
Fort Wayne (260) 478-3712
Indianapolis (317) 247-3502
South Bend (317) 247-3300 ext. 88834