WELCOME TO

STARBASE INDIANA

FORT WAYNE

STARBASE Indiana-Fort Wayne was founded at the 122nd Fighter Wing, Fort Wayne Air National Guard Base, Indiana by Col David Augustine (Ret). We welcomed our first class on February 14, 2012, and have been proudly serving the teachers and youth of Northeast Indiana ever since. The 122nd Fighter Wing flies the A-10 Thunderbolt II out of the Air National Guard Base in Fort Wayne, Indiana.

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

Executive Director

TOM "BEAKER" FOLTZ

Tom Foltz was born and raised in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and graduated from Carroll High School.  He earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Geology from Earlham College and attended Arizona State University for graduate work in Planetary Geology and Astrobiology. Before joining the STARBASE Indiana team, he spent more than 17 years leading STEM programs at Space Camp in Huntsville, Alabama, at the Museum of Flight in Seattle, Washington, at the Challenger Space Center in Phoenix, Arizona and at the Foellinger-Freimann Botanical Conservatory in Fort Wayne. To date, Tom has presented programs to over 75,000 students and has led over 1,000 simulated space missions. He served as part of a NASA Explorer School team and was selected as one of 15 educators from across the country to be a NASA Galileo Europa Mission Educator Fellow. In 2014, he was named Chapter Teacher of the Year by the Air Force Association, and received the Science-STEM Education Award from the Greater Fort Wayne Business Weekly. He was awarded a Teacher Creativity Fellowship from the Lilly Endowment in 2016 and used it to complete the Project PoSSUM Citizen-Scientist Astronaut training program. His wife is a High School French teacher and together they have two daughters, Celeste and Nora.

Upcoming Events
STARBASE Indiana – VESTA (Virtual Education STEAM Academy)
https://www.facebook.com/STARBASEVESTACAMP/
 
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CONTACT US

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STARBASE INDIANA - FORT WAYNE

3005 W. Ferguson Rd., Fort Wayne, IN 46809

Office@starbasein.org

(260) 478-3712

 
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