The State of New Hampshire and the National Guard are collaborating to launch a new STEM course: STARBASE. This effort will match the STARBASE programs currently in place across 40 states in America. Val DiGiorgio, STEM Education Advocate and Scholarship Founder, shares more:
Initially launched in Detroit in 1991, STARBASE is a program created by the U.S. Department of Defense for children in grades 4-6. The program focuses on hands-on learning in the STEM subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics). Popular STARBASE lessons include aerospace engineering, robotics, physics, rocketry, technology, chemistry, solar powered vehicles and even a LEGO league! This thrilling opportunity is available to at-risk youth in need of inspiration and additional guidance in science, technology, engineering and mathematics. Val DiGiorgio is a huge supporter of this effort and believes that there’s even more potential to expand. The military-related lessons within this program have the potential to inspire students to consider pursuing such a path professionally, which he is also a strong supporter of.