About Us

Impact Statement:

DoD STARBASE focuses on elementary students, primarily fifth graders, who attend schools with a high number of under-served and under-represented population. The goal is to motivate them to explore Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) as they continue their education.

The program engages students through the inquiry-based curriculum with its “hands-on, mind-on” experiential activities. Surveys have shown that students who attend DoD STARBASE improve their attitudes about and their confidence in STEM. STARBASE South Dakota serves approximately 3600 fifth grade students each school year.

Core curriculum includes: Physics and Chemistry, Energy, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and STEM Careers

Board of Directors

STARBASE is funded through the Department of Defense with local donations helping to offset items not covered with the grant. STARBASE 2.0 is entirely funded through in-kind donations, cash donations, and grants.

Interested in contributing? We are always looking for mentor volunteers! Donations are tax-exempt. For more information, contact us.