The South Bend Indiana National Guard Armory will soon be making an addition to its site.
Indiana’s third STARBASE program will be hosted at the Armory. It’s expected to open in early 2016. Two other STARBASE locations currently operate in Indianapolis and Fort Wayne.
Programming is considered science, technology, engineering, and math focused – something Governor Mike Pence has put a focus on. The Indiana National Guard says it’s a good tool to prepare students for high tech jobs.
The five-day program operates along with the school year, and is considered part of a fifth grade student’s curriculum. Other students can participate, however. According to a press release, the program provides more than 20 hours of instruction spread out over five weeks.
There are more advanced levels of the STARBASE program available for students in 6th through 8th grade.
The STARBASE program can educate up to 30 students per day.