Making A Difference

With research based pedagogy, we empower children to uniquely experience STEM, making it relevant for their lives. Children feel successful after completing STARBASE!

Years of Teaching STEM Education Leadership
5th and 12th Grade Students Since 1999
Hours Of Exemplary Instruction for 5th graders

DoD STARBASE is a national science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) program in 80+ locations throughout the U.S that invests in America’s youth. Since 1999, tens of thousands of fifth graders and hundreds of middle and high school students in our community have experienced hands-on STEM investigations and projects, leading edge technology and innovative instructional methods through STARBASE Louisiana at Barksdale Air Force Base. Highlights include:

  • 25 hours of exemplary instruction
  • Rigorous STEM curriculum
  • Cutting-edge technology
  • Raised student performance
  • 21st century skills—critical thinking, creativity, communication, collaboration
  • Scientific literacy, problem solving, hands-on inquiry, growth mindset


Official Program Sponsor: 307th Bomb Wing Air Force Reserve Command

Provides program oversight, financial management, communications support, public affairs/ media relations, civil engineering and building maintenance, career mentors and graduation dignitaries

Base-Wide Supporters

Base Host, civil engineering and communications support, student tours, career mentors, graduation dignitaries

AF Global Strike Command
8th Air Force
2nd Bomb Wing
93rd Bomb Squadron
26th Operational Weather Squadron
20th Bomb Squadron
11th Bomb Wing
2nd Medical Group
2nd Security Forces Kennel
Air Force Association
Barksdale Military Affairs Council
Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association

20th Year Fast Facts

  • 30,693 5th grade graduates
  • 1300 5th grade academies
  • 176% current average pre/post assessment gains
  • 394 STEM-based student Service Learning Projects
  • 600+ middle and high school 2.0 participants
  • 251 STARBASE 2.0 community STEM mentors and partnering teachers
  • 186 LSU Shreveport intern teacher mentorships
  • 24 community-based grants
  • 42 professional presentations, workshops, and courses
  • 19 awards and recognitions
  • 8 community based collaborative projects
  • Hundreds of thousands of inspiring STEM moments