DoD STARBASE is a premier educational program, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. At DoD STARBASE students participate in challenging "hands-on, mind-on" activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM).
To be the premier Department of Defense youth outreach program for raising the interest in learning and improving the knowledge and skills of our nation's at-risk youth so that we may develop a highly educated and skilled American workforce who can meet the advance technological requirements of the Department of Defense.
To expose our nation's youth to the technological environments and positive civilian and military role models found on Active, Guard, and Reserve military bases and installations, nurture a winning network of collaborators and build mutual loyalty within our communities by providing 25 hours of exemplary hands-on instruction and activities that meet or exceed the National Standards.
Students interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the "real world." In Oklahoma, the program provides students with 25 hours of hands-on, inquiry-based STEM experiences as well as STEM Career exploration.