STARBASE ROBINS March Newsletter
Educating, Equipping, and Empowering Students in STEM.
The Director's Corner
We are already two months into the new year. STARBASE ROBINS has been busy as usual. It has been exciting to have students back in our facilities. We are often reminded that our current students have not had field trips outside of their schools for the last two years. We are very thankful for our school district partners in helping to provide a safe STEM learning environment for students and teachers.
We are especially proud of the partnerships that afford opportunities to use our voice to empower the broader community. For the last three years, STARBASE ROBINS has been apart of the Mentor Georgia Advisory Council. Our role played an intricate part in helping to establish Mentor Georgia as an affiliate of the national Mentor Network. STARBASE ROBINS has recently been asked to join the Advisory Board for the Georgia Statewide Afterschool Network (GSAN). GSAN’s mission is to advance, connect, and support high quality out-of-school time, afterschool and summer learning programs to promote the success of Georgia’s youth and children. We are excited about the opportunity to use our voice in continuing to add to the conversation in these spaces. You will have the opportunity to read more about our partnerships in this edition of our newsletter.
We are also excited about showcasing one of our long-standing partnerships with Fort Valley State University and the College of Education. Our presentation proposal highlighting STARBASE ROBINS and Fort Valley State University's STEM Educational Practicum was accepted for the Georgia Science Teachers Association Conference held in Peachtree City Georgia.
STARBASE ROBINS STAFF SPOTLIGHTS
If you are a elementary, middle, or high school teacher looking to increase your knowledge of invention and innovation, the 2022 National Summer Teacher Institute (NSTI) has a spot for you. The 2022 NSTI workshop will be held virtually through the Virbela platform the week of July 25-29, 2022. The deadline to submit your application is April 12, 2022. To apply or for more information click the link below.
STARBASE 2.0 Afterschool Program Spotlight
She is a great asset to our STARBASE 2.0 Club both as a Teacher and Mentor. The kids love her pleasant demeanor. Mr. Rufus Crane our STARBASE 2.0 Afterschool Facilitator is a former student of Mrs. Burner's.
STEM Powered Girls and Super STEM Boys Academies
STEM Powered Girls and Super STEM Boys Adventure Summer Academies allow rising 6th - 8th grade students the skills and concepts needed to apply STEM through hands-on, inquiry-based learning. The girls and boys will problem-solve, build confidence in STEM applications and STEM careers exploration. This is more than a summer camp, it's a year-long adventure with Saturday Sparks held in October 2022 and March 2023. Students in good standing with the academy's attendance and behavioral policy will not have to reapply for the 2023 Summer Academy.
Upon acceptance into the summer academy, a $50.00 registration fee is required. The remaining cost of $450.00 will be paid through Scholarships. Each applicant will answer the short essay using a minimum of 150 words and submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher. All entries must be received by April 15, 2022 for consideration. Please contact Tangie Franks by email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 478-926-1986 if you have questions. Click on the link below to access the application.
What is the cost?
$50 registration fee (upon notified acceptance)
What is required?
Answer the short essay below and a letter of recommendation from a teacher.
When is the deadline to submit the application?
April 15, 2022
2022 STARBASE STEM Adventure Summer Academy Application
Entering 6th - 8th graders *** STEM Powered Girls and Super STEM Boys Academies allow rising 6th - 8th grade students the skills and concepts needed to apply science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) through hands-on, inquiry-based learning. The girls and boys will problem-solve, build confidence in STEM application and STEM careers exploration.
CGTC Marketing Team Visits STARBASE ROBINS
Each week, we have the opportunity to Educate, Empower, and Equip students from local elementary schools in STEM. Career Guides are people in our community who come onsite to share their personal story about their career. The students at Rosa Taylor Elementary in Bibb County had the opportunity to learn about different career paths in marketing, photography, graphic design and public relations. Our guest speaker Ms. Amyre Makupson is the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Central Georgia Technical College (CGTC). She brought her entire team to share their stories about their careers at CGTC. Students were able to ask questions at the conclusion of the presentation and were provided a CGTC cup to take home.
STARBASE ROBINS would like to thank Ms. Makupson and her team for coming to share their story with our students. If you are interested in serving as a Career Guide, please contact Tangie Franks at email@example.com for more information.
STARBASE and FVSU Present at 2022 GSTA Conference
The STARBASE ROBINS STEM Education Practicum continues today under the direction of the current Dean Dr. Beth Day-Hairston. The goal for the continued partnership between STARBASE ROBINS and FVSU is to prepare "excellent educators" focused on STEM pedagogy through interactive field experiences and internships.
Central Georgia FLL Super Regional Tournament Highlights
A Special Thank You to all our FLL Sponsors
STARBASE ROBINS would like to thank all of our sponsors for supporting the Central Georgia FIRST Lego League (FLL) Robotics Tournament. Your donation (monetary, food, in-kind) helped to make our event a huge success. Thank you for your sponsorship and for playing a role in helping to empower the next generation of changemakers and innovators. Your support provides the means and opportunity to help prepare young people for the future.
Thank You to our Sponsors:
- Red Lobster in Perry, Georgia
- Standard Technology
- The UPS Store in Bonaire
- Word In Season Ministries