STARBASE Minnesota-Duluth is a youth partner with the Family Freedom Center. Each summer, youth in grades 4-6 participate in a local STEM education camp run by STARBASE. STARBASE Minnesota-Duluth is a 501(c)3 educational nonprofit organization founded in 1993 whose purpose is to inspire and educate youth in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). STARBASE provides a free week of the Explorers summer camp, where students participate in hands-on STEM activities such as rocketry, Computer Aided Design (CAD), geocaching, microscope investigation, rovers, robotics and more.
“STARBASE has shown me I am braver than I believe, stronger than I seem, and know more than I think.”
“When I am older I want a job that uses STEM because STARBASE showed me that I can succeed.”
“Before STARBASE I didn’t think I was smart, but I learned lots of STEM things that I am good at.”
“I was inspired by the STEM careers because they told me I could do anything. They told me to never give up on my dreams!”
STARBASE enables the students to experiment with hands-on learning techniques and experience math or science in an applied manner that is essential for encouraging an excitement and love for learning STEM. Teamwork, creativity and perseverance all play a part in the engineering design process that the students learn over the course of their week at STARBASE.
STARBASE ignites the spark of STEM early in students and introduces them to the multitude of STEM careers right in their own backyard. STARBASE plants those seeds early by motivating students to envision a career for themselves in the STEM industry – careers they may never had heard of before attending STARBASE.