New Program At Central Coast Air Force Base Looks To Boost STEM Interest In Area Students

Oct 15, 2020

Vandenberg Air Force Base on the Central Coast is the newest site for a program to encourage students in the Lompoc Unified School District to consider a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM).

The Deparment of Defense's STARBASE program has many hands-on learning opportunities as well as a breadth of topics, and students can learn about molecular compounds, computer programming, and engineering and math.

Students are taught in-person under COVID-19 safety protocols.

The Air Force Base is looking to have a consistent and interactive involvement with the students and the teachers, with the aim that students who take a liking to the program can go on to pursue jobs in their field of interest.