STARBASE partners with Rose State College to encourage education in science, technology, engineering and mathematics

Alex Roberts

Assistant Editor — 

President Jeanie Webb and the RSC Board of Regents celebrated a new partnership with STARBASE, a Department of Defense Youth Program, with a ribbon cutting ceremony at 11 a.m. Jan. 27 on the second floor of the Community Learning Center.

STARBASE is a nationally recognized program that teaches elementary students science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and encourages them to pursue careers in STEM.

STARBASE Ribbon Cutting

President Jeanie Webb, the RSC Board of Regents and members of STARBASE Oklahoma celebrate the new partnership at the ribbon cutting ceremony on Jan. 27. (Photo by Alex Roberts)

Pamela Kirk, director of STARBASE Oklahoma, said the purpose of the program is “to get students excited about STEM.”

She shared her vision for the new partnership.

“It allows us to build a STEM community,” Kirk said. “It’s going to be a wonderful partnership.”

Webb said RSC is “very proud” and she explained the value of partnerships such as the one with STARBASE.

“We can’t work without partnerships,” she said.

With the recent opening of the RSC FABLab, the school has been pushing for more STEM in the community.

“What STARBASE will do for us is make us more STEM-oriented,” Webb said.

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