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Media is invited to cover the STARBASE media day on Friday, August 4, 2017, at 1 p.m. and must arrive no later than 12:45 p.m. to allow for parking and coordination.
Members of the media are required to RSVP no later than Friday, August 4, 2017, by 11 a.m., with either the State Public Affairs office at (o) 512-782-5620; email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Joint Counter Drug Public Affairs Office at 512-791-3296.
Camp Mabry is accessed at the Maintenance Drive gate from 35th Street. Media will be required to show credentials at the gate.
FOR IMMEDIATE PUBLIC RELEASE:
AUSTIN, Texas (July 31, 2017) – Camp Mabry’s STARBASE outreach program invites members of the media to a media day, on Friday, August 4, 2017 at 1 p.m. at Camp Mabry in Austin, Texas. During this time, media will be able to watch the students take part in the ‘Eggbert’ experiment, in which they utilize the Engineering Design Process to create a safety restraint device to protect a raw egg in a simulated crash landing.
As the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) focused program prepares to graduate its 27th group of students for the 2016-2017 year, Texas STARBASE Austin is on track to host more than 1,000 Austin-area students this year.
STARBASE Austin, is a Texas National Guard youth education program, with the objective to raise the interest and improve the knowledge and skills of at-risk elementary students in STEM by offering exemplary instruction using an engaging curriculum that meets and exceeds Texas standards (TEKS).
“While at Camp Mabry, students participate in authentic STEM learning experiences and interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the real world.” said Patrick Yonnone, Director of STARBASE Austin.
STARBASE Austin is housed at Camp Mabry and funded by the Department of Defense (DoD). The commitment by the Texas Military Department to host STARBASE is part of the Texas National Guard’s goal to add value to our communities and develop and participate in local, state and national programs that provide a positive impact in our communities. The program’s success relies on collaboration between Camp Mabry, the local community and participating schools.
DoD STARBASE is a premier educational program, sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs. At STARBASE students interact with military personnel to explore careers and observe STEM applications in the real world. The program provides students with 25 hours of stimulating experiences at National Guard, Navy, Marine, Air Force Reserve, Army and Air Force bases across the nation.
For more information about STARBASE email ContactUs@STARBASEAustin.org or visit
The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.
The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Texas Military Department (formerly the Adjutant General's Department), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG), the Texas State Guard (TXSG) and the Domestic Operations Command (DOMOPS).
For more information about the Texas Military Department visit our Website at https://tmd.texas.gov.
Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703