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Welcome to STARBASE Louisiana!

 STARBASE Louisiana, is a premier Department of Defense STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) program sponsored by the 307th Bomb Wing of the Air Force Reserve Command. Launched in 1999, the program has provided an exciting 25-hour hands-on minds-on STEM curriculum to over 30,000 area 5th grade students and their teachers. In addition, STARBASE now services afterschool Middle and High School students with advanced STEM investigations and engineering projects designed to further them along the STEM education pipeline through our STARBSE afterschool STEM mentoring clubs.

 The United States has a critical need for a highly skilled and STEM educated work force to protect our national security, and maintain our nation's leadership, productivity, and competitive edge in our global economy. STARBASE Louisiana creates an environment to actively engage students in STEM exploration to excite their interest, develop a solid concept base, and encourage them to pursue these areas in future studies.

 But our mission doesn't stop there. STARBASE is dedicated to improving education by providing resources and training to help teachers meet their curriculum needs at the local, state and national level. As an important interface for community, business, educational and military organizations, STARBASE Louisiana also helps develop relationships that provide venues for these organizations to expand our program's outreach and make a difference in our local educational arena.

 We invite you to explore our website to learn more about us, or contact us at starbase.la@us.af.mil or on Facebook. For information on the national STARBASE program visit www.dodstarbase.org.

 In Service To Our Nation's Youth,


 Mrs. Kathy Brandon, Executive  Co-Director, and the STARBASE Louisiana Staff

Mrs. Laurie Ilgenfritz, Executive Co-Director