The Director's Corner
“The greatest gift we can give our children are the roots of responsibility and the wings of independence.”
I want to thank all of our partners for our success over the last 25 years. The staff and I have genuinely enjoyed educating the students of Middle Georgia about the wonderful advantages of STEM. I have been with the STARBASE family for 23 of the 25 years here at Robins AFB. STARBASE ROBINS has been a blessing to me, as I hope that it has been a blessing to the many students that have crossed our threshold.
We hope you enjoy the October issue of our newsletter where we pause a moment to celebrate our 25th year. STARBASE ROBINS truly would not function without the dedication of our staff and the partnerships that we foster. In this issue, we spotlight three of our staff members and our partnership with Fort Valley State University College of Education, a historically Black College and University (HBCU).
I close with a proud feeling about the students we serve. This issue welcomes our students back into our facilities here at the Museum of Aviation. It was fitting that Springdale Elementary opened our in-person school year off because, in March of 2020, Springdale Elementary classes were interrupted due to the pandemic. We look forward to welcoming all students back this year.
STARBASE ROBINS Celebrates 25th Anniversary
During his speech, he talked about the history of STARBASE ROBINS, gave encouraging words to the students, and shared the importance of our continued effort to provide STEM learning opportunities through partnering with local school districts in the Middle Georgia area. We concluded our 25th anniversary with a graduation ceremony to acknowledge the students and teachers at Vineville Academy for successfully completing our STEM program.
25th Anniversary Congratulatory Messages
A special thank you to Dr. Curtis L. Jones Jr., Stephanie Johnson, William Ray, Charles Goolsby, and Jamie Cook for sharing congratulatory messages to help celebrate our 25th Anniversary.
Dr. Curtis L. Jones Jr., Superintendent, Bibb County School District
Stephanie Johnson., STARBASE Teacher Mentor, Peach County Schools
William Ray, Principal of Kings Chapel Elementary, Houston County School District
Charles Goolsby, Chief Workforce Development Branch, Robins Air Force Base
Jamie Cook, STEM Outreach and Workforce Coordinator, 21st Century Partnership
STARBASE ROBINS Staff Spotlight
"SMART" Scholarship Recipient
STARBASE ROBINS PARTNERS with HBCU
The initial goal was to provide FVSU teacher candidates with alternative teaching experiences. Through this partnership, FVSU teacher candidates are exposed to a STEM curriculum and Practicum that includes observations, reflections, co-teaching with the STARBASE ROBINS faculty and teaching students from surrounding counties in the Middle Georgia area. Click the link below to read the full article.
STARBASE Welcomes Students Back on Campus
STARBASE INSTRUCTOR ATTENDS USPTO NSTI
In July 2021, Mrs. Hubbard attended the virtual workshop utilizing the platform Virbela. Virbela is a virtual campus with classrooms, offices, auditorium and various stages. Users created an avatar that interacted with other participants. Click the link below to read the full article. For more information on the USPTO and programs offered for teachers and students visit http://uspto.gov.
GOT STEM at HOME
Mentors Needed for STARBASE 2.0
First LEGO League Volunteer Opportunity
- Keepers of the Course (reset the competition tables)
- Keeper of the Room (help in the volunteer and judge break areas)
- On-Time Coordinators
- Information Table Greeters
- Raffle Area
- Practice Table Monitors
- Score Keeper
- Score Keeper Assistant
If you are interested in working as a volunteer, please click the link below to complete the STARBASE ROBINS First LEGO League Interest Form. For more information contact Tangie Franks at (478) 926-1986 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.