Starbase Atlantis Pittsburgh

The vision of Starbase is to raise the interest and improve the knowledge and skills of at-risk youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics which will provide for a highly educated and skilled American workforce that can meet the advanced technological requirements of the Department of Defense. This vision is accomplished by exposing youth to the technological environments and positive role models found on military bases and installations. Starbase provides exemplary instruction using a core curriculum in STEM that meets or exceeds the National Standards.

Year Established 2002
Boys Served Annually 350
Girls Served Annually 350
Does your program focus on serving youth with disabilities? Yes
Program led by a non-profit organization [501(c)(3)]: No
Areas of Interest General ScienceTechnologyEngineeringMath
Racial Demographics 1% Asian0% Hawaiian/Pacific Islander0% American Indian/Alaska Native45% Black/African-American2% Hispanic/Latino50% White, non-Hispanic2% Two or more races
Service Delivery Format Options clubsmuseumsonline learning
Populations Served at-riskelementaryruralteachersurban
Current Evaluation Process participant data (example: grades)post workshop evaluationssurveys
Needed Resources/Activities boys interested in STEMgirls interested in STEMvolunteersworkshops/classes/training
Available Resources/Activities professional developmentspeakersworkshops/classes/training
Collaboration Interests providing in-kind supportworking with higher educationworking with informal organizationsworking with K-12 schoolsworking with similar organizations
Naval Operational Support Center - Pittsburgh 625 E. Pittsburgh/McKeesport Blvd. North Versailles, PA 15137
Main Contact Ken Mechling Director 412-673-0801 starbase.ken.mechlingjr comcast.net
Main Organization Information

Starbase Atlantis Pittsburgh

The vision of Starbase is to raise the interest and improve the knowledge and skills of at-risk youth in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics which will provide for a highly educated and skilled American workforce that can meet the advanced technological requirements of the Department of Defense. This vision is accomplished by exposing youth to the technological environments and positive role models found on military bases and installations. Starbase provides exemplary instruction using a core curriculum in STEM that meets or exceeds the National Standards.