Wyoming STARBASE Academy
Wyoming STARBASE Academy is a Department of Defense Youth Program operated in partnership with the Wyoming National Guard and Wyoming Military Department since 1994. It is located in Cheyenne, Wyoming at the Raper Armory, but prior to that it was located at the Wyoming Air National Guard Base.
This premier educational program serves, free of charge, fifth grade public, private, and home-school students in Laramie County, Wyoming. Through team-work, students participate in challenging "hands-on, mind-on" activities in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Students also interact with military personnel to explore careers and make connections with the "real world". The program provides students with 20-25 hours of exemplary instruction, using common core curriculum that meets or exceeds the national standards. Wyoming STARBASE activities include several hands-on science labs, activities centered on the Engineering Design Process, mapping activities with maps specifically designed for the STARBASE Program by the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency, designing and launching straw rockets, and working with the CREO Elements/Pro Computer-Aided Drafting software, a software program used by several of the nation’s leading manufacturing companies.The academy focuses on serving student groups that are historically under-represented in STEM careers when they enter into the workforce, such as students from high poverty and rural areas.
Our mission is to provide a team-centered, goal-oriented environment that encourages and motivates at-risk youth to further explore STEM education and careers.
Educating the Workforce of the Future!
Summer Camp 2015
We are excited to offer five different FREE camp experiences for the summer of 2015. Students entering the sixth grade in the fall of 2015 may chose a four half ...
Posted Mar 26, 2015, 11:02 AM by Barbara Marquer
Summer Camp Registration begins April 20, 2015
The STARBASE team is putting the final touches on our summer camp brochures! This year STARBASE will hold two robotics camps, a CAD and a rocket camp for students entering ...
Posted Mar 19, 2015, 11:31 AM by Barbara Marquer
Science Posse STEM Night at STARBASE
See the attached file for more information about the March 11, 2014, 5:00 to 6:30 PM STEM night at STARBASE.
Posted Feb 9, 2015, 11:24 AM by Barbara Marquer
Wyoming FIRST LEGO League Championship 2014
It was amazing to have STARBASE 2.0 teams compete for the third year in a row. This year There was three STARBASE 2.0 teams: one multi school team ...
Posted Dec 9, 2014, 11:20 AM by Barbara Marquer
STARBASE Team Presents at the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance Math and Science Teachers Conference
Tree, Lil’ Red, and Bump were presenters last month at the Wyoming Afterschool Alliance Math and Science Teachers Conference. Using the DoD STARBASE curriculum, topics included Everyday Physics and the ...
Posted Nov 19, 2014, 12:58 PM by Barbara Marquer