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What is STARBASE?
STARBASE is a five day STEM-based academy in which students collaborate to explore various fields of science and mathematics. The students use the Scientific Method to conduct experiments in chemistry and physics, make observations, and analyze data through graphing and comparison to draw conclusions about the world in which they live. They also make use of technology in the form of a high profile CAD program and 3-D printing. Students are challenged to utilize the knowledge they gain to engineer unique solutions to real world issues.
During this decade, employment in science and engineering occupations is expected to increase at almost FOUR TIMES the rate for ALL OTHER occupations. At the same time, less than 1% of current elementary school students will seek advanced education in the sciences. In comparison to 15 year olds in 27 countries, US youth ranked 18th in math and 14th in science.
Watch this video to see why STARBASE is a VERY IMPORTANT program!
Watch the video put together by one of our visiting teachers of his class's time at STARBASE Connecticut by clicking on the picture below.
Why is STARBASE important?
What are teachers & school administrators saying about STARBASE?
"We have observed that our students who participate in the [STARBASE] program excel in their thinking and reasoning skills in the classroom."
-Waterbury's Assistant Superintendent, Dr. Sequeira
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"The students love the program so much that next year's students are already planning on which teacher they want - the teacher that participates in the Starbase program." - 5th grade teacher, Waterbury, CT
STARBASE CT serves as a vehicle to aid urban youth in exploring STEM fields in a supportive, collaborative manner, through hands-on investigations, to foster life-long learning.
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What are students saying about STARBASE?