Who we are
STARBASE Oregon is a Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education program for fifth grade students that provides 25 hours of engaging, inquiry-based and hands-on STEM instruction. The students spend five days launching rockets, mixing chemicals, exploring computer aided design, programming robots and functioning as teams of scientists and engineers!
There are four STARBASE Academies in Oregon:
STARBASE Kingsley in Klamath Falls
STARBASE Portland in Portland
STARBASE Camp Rilea in Warrenton
STARBASE Camp Umatilla in Hermiston
The STARBASE Academies are entirely Federally funded by the Department of Defense and are all located on military installations. The technology rich environment allows students to experience the first-hand “real world” application of STEM skills, offering a curriculum unavailable to them outside of the STARBASE Academies.
Evidence based evaluations of STARBASE participants show a significant improvement in understanding, interest and ability in math and science, which has led to increased enthusiasm in pursuing further STEM education.
STARBASE Academies are integral to the school districts’ STEM education pipeline that assists students in meeting science standards. STARBASE helps students develop the required STEM literacy and knowledge needed to excel as citizens of an increasingly complex world.
STARBASE Oregon serves 18 school districts and is currently scheduled to deliver 25 hours of STEM Curriculum to 4,000 Oregon youth in the 2022/2023 school year!
With four academies serving communities across Oregon, STARBASE delivers fun, hands-on educational opportunities to hundreds of young learners every year. Follow the links below to learn more about your local STARBASE.