STARBASE Goodfellow opened its doors to the students in San Angelo on September 25, 2017.
STARBASE Goodfellow is a DoD STEM program funded in part by the DoD and by charitable donations. The program provides 25 hours of STEM education to primarily fifth grade students during the academic school year at Goodfellow AFB. The STARBASE program engages students through an inquiry-based curriculum with its “hands-on, mind-on” experiential activities. Students study Newton’s Laws, Bernoulli’s principle, nanotechnology, navigation and mapping. They are captivated by engineering as they use CAD (computer-aided design) software to create space stations, all-terrain vehicles, and submarines. Math is embedded in all that we do at STARBASE. Teamwork is stressed as the students work together to complete activities.
Volunteers from the base and the community help the students launch rockets and talk to them about STEM careers.
The STARBASE program is free to all students, the only cost is that of the school district to provide transportation for the students.
In addition to the school year program, we will offer summer academies to students entering 5th, 6th, and 7th grades.