STARBASE Indiana - Gary
OPENED MAY 2018. Contact about scheduling your class for STARBASE sessions today!
2021 SUMMER STEAM ACADEMIES
REGISTRATION NOW OPEN
Each program will be Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 2:00PM
Summer Academy weeks and themes:
Programs are available for students entering 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th and 9th grades.
We will be observing health and sanitation guidelines to minimize exposure risk for students and instructors. Feel free to contact us for further information or details.
Please fill out a registration form by May 3rd, 2021
To apply, please complete the 2021 Online STARBASE Summer Academy form at:
Week 1 - Simple Machines
Week 2 - CSI
Week 3 - Coding
MEET THE TEAM
AVA “BARIKA” MARSHALL-LIGON
Ava R. Marshall-Ligon is originally from Chicago, Illinois but has lived in Gary , Indiana for many years. Her undergraduate degree in Early Childhood Education/Consumer and Family Sciences is from Purdue University, her graduate degree in Elementary Education is from Indiana University, K-12 Counseling License was obtained from Purdue University Calumet and her K-12School
Administration License is from Indiana University Northwest. Mrs. Ligon is a retired teacher, counselor and principal from Gary Community School Corporation. She became very interested in STARBASE and the possibility of how students in her community and neighboring communities could be positively impacted by the hands-on, enriching activities that STARBASE offers students. Thus, her desire to see children learn and grow in STEM prompted her desire to be a part of STARBASE’s rich STEM experience for students. Ava is married to Colonel (RET) Richard Ligon. Together they have three sons and many grandchildren. They breed and raise Akita’s, presently they have Mercy, a white female Akita. She also loves gardening, growing orchids indoors, horses, cooking, listening to gospel music and decorating. She also loves traveling and has traveled to many countries as well as to many states in the US.
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