STARBASE Salina

Launching rockets, programming robots, and designing on CAD are just a few of the activities students will experience during STARBASE summer academies. Students will be building skills in observation, investigation, science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), as well as gaining confidence while working in a team setting.

Summer academies are available to students who have completed 4th, 5th or 6th grade. NO EXCEPTIONS! Five-day academies are offered in Wichita, Topeka, Salina, Kansas City, and Manhattan.  There is no fee for our academies, but we do depend upon donations to fund our summer programs.  Please consider donating to support your student's adventure.  

PLEASE READ THE NOTE BELOW BEFORE REGISTERING

Since the demand for summer academies has been so strong, students will be limited to one academy per summer. Please register early as our summer academies fill up quickly.  All academies are from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m


Teachers who attend five-day academies as Flight Leaders are eligible for college graduate credits through Friends University and Baker University.  You are not required to have a child in the academy to enroll in the gradutate program.  . Please contact Karen@kansasSTARBASE.org for more information.

 

 
June 5-9 Young Engineers Support this academy with a donation:
Discovering the world of engineering using the Engineering Design Process and 3D CAD Creo design software to create prototypes while collaborating with their STARBASE team.
 
THIS ACADEMY IS FULL.  The waiting list is closed. 


$50


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June 12-16 Power UP Support this academy with a donation:
Power UP for the future while exploring the engineering of energy through building and creativity as today's students are inspired to become tomorrow's innovators.
 
THIS ACADEMY IS FULL.  The waiting list is closed. 


$50


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June 19-23 Rockets and Robots - Beginner Support this academy with a donation:
Mixing the thrill of rocketry with the awe-inspiring challenge of programming Lego® Mindstorm EV3 robots will bring adventure to your student's summer.
 
THIS ACADEMY IS FULL.  The waiting list is closed. 


$50


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June 26-30 Rockets and Robots - Space Camp (Experienced Level) Support this academy with a donation:
This academy is recommended for students who have previously attended a STARBASE Robotics academy.  Go beyond basic programming to learn how to use sensors while tackling more advanced robotic challenges!   This academy will also be covering how to build and design a variety of rockets. 
 
THIS ACADEMY IS FULL.  The waiting list is closed. 


$50


Other Amount

 

STARBASE Profiles

Major General Lee Tafanelli

The relationship between the Kansas National Guard and DoD STARBASE is a remarkable one. We are proud to help DoD STARBASE provide hours of hands-on learning for 4th, 5th, and 6th graders to apply science, technology, engineering and math concepts, or STEM to daily life. More than 200 school districts from 53 counties have participated in the Kansas DoD STARBASE program since 1993. With this amazing youth program, we have reached more than 60,000 students in Kansas.

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What They're Saying

“This program has been great for my students. The hands-on activities use equipment that our school doesn't have and so coming to STARBASE has been super beneficial for the students (and for me). The activities introduced a lot of concepts that we will cover this year, giving my students a head-start.” —E. Shaffer, Teacher, Flint Hills Christian School (Manhattan)