STARBASE Indiana is excited to announce that STARBASE, in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana, is celebrating a 2014 STARBASE 2.0 graduation!
Special guest graduation speaker, Mitch Harper, City Councilman and former Indiana State Representative.
The graduation ceremony will be held on Wednesday, December 17th at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana from 4:45pm – 6:00pm.
·Address: BBBS, 1005 West Rudisill Blvd ∙ Fort Wayne
STARBASE 2.0 is an extension of the STARBASE Indiana mission and has a unique program design, incorporating elements of team mentoring, adult leadership mentoring, and after school programming. STARBASE partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to further positive impact among elementary and middle school students within the Northeast Indiana region. The combination of these types of elements provides a highly safe and structured environment that supports school goals, and fosters peer relationships. The unique combination aligns with the intended outcomes of the program: to increase STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) interest and knowledge, reduce high-risk behavior, increase engagement with school, and increase career awareness. Mentors assisted teams of students as they worked to build a simulated sustainable colony on Mars this semester. Students and mentors have learned rocketry, CAD design, and robotics programming during their adventure to inhabit Mars.
STARBASE Indiana is a premier educational program sponsored by both the Department of Defense and also through local contributions.
STARBASE would like to thank the following sponsors of the BBBS STARBASE 2.0 program: Applebee’s, BAE Systems, Ellison Bakery, Red Fox Bakery, Waynedale Bakery, and the 122nd Fighter Wing.
At STARBASE Indiana, students participate in challenging “hands-on, mind-on” activities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). They are instructed by STARBASE teachers and interact with military and civilian career professionals, exploring technological careers and observing STEM applications in the “real world.”
STARBASE is looking forward to future successes as today’s students become tomorrow’s innovators. To find out more about STARBASE Indiana, visit their website at www.starbasein.org .
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