Accelerating the Next Frontier
2018 Annual Report
Message from the CEO
Thanks to our friends and supporters, 2018 was a defining year for Base 11. We launched the $1 million+ Base 11 Space Challenge to an international audience, and we provided a $1.6 million Aerospace Workforce Development Grant to a Historically Black College & University (HBCU). We expanded our Base 11 SoCal Ecosystem, providing more industry-quality fabrication resources to students in the area. Plus, we rolled out our Autonomous Systems Engineering Academy to community college campuses in two states, and began developing an entirely new high school curriculum for data analytics.
In 2019 we will launch the Next Frontier Campaign to raise the necessary funding to sustain Base 11’s core work of accelerating students on the path to STEM careers in Next Frontier industries like commercial aerospace, autonomous systems and data analytics.
Thank you for all that you have done and continue to do to make a difference in the lives of students!
Chairman & CEO
Reaching More Students
- 2015 – 4 Students .0759878% .0759878%
- 2016 – 323 Students 6.1% 6.1%
- 2017 – 3,490 Students 66% 66%
- 2018 – 5,264 Students 100% 100%
Building More Partnerships
- 2015 – 3 Partners 9% 9%
- 2016 – 15 Partners 47% 47%
- 2017 – 26 Partners 81% 81%
- 2018 – 32 Partners 100% 100%
Base 11 Space Challenge
FROM THE U.S. AND CANADA
ALTITUDE THE LIQUID-FUEL ROCKET MUST REACH TO WIN
“I’m so excited to see what maverick thinkers, rebels, scientists and engineers will come into this competition to build super efficient, capable liquid rocket propulsion. The million dollars is just the beginning…more importantly it is about creativity in changing the world and opening up the space frontier.”
—Dr. Peter Diamandis, Founder, XPRIZE
$1.6M Aerospace Workforce Development Grant
The commercial space industry is projected to become a $2.7 trillion market by the year 2035. While women and people of color were largely left behind in Silicon Valley tech boom, Base 11 is determined not to let that happen to commercial aerospace and other Next Frontier industries.
To that end, Base 11 in partnership with Sigma Pi Phi fraternity offered a $1.6 million Aerospace Workforce and Leadership Development Grant and 11 Historically Black Colleges & Universities (HBCUs) applied. Morgan State University was selected for the grant by a panel that included NASA astronaut Leland Melvin as well as experts from Dassault Systèmes, Blue Origin, SpaceX, Sigma Pi Phi and Base 11.
The grant will fund a state-of-the-art rocketry lab and launch a student rocketry team on the campus, which plans to collaborate with an existing team in the Base 11 Space Challenge.
Deloitte Looks Ahead to Data Analytics
Anticipating growth in machine learning, artificial intelligence, blockchain and digital disruption, the Deloitte Foundation funded a grant for Base 11 to develop a year- long data analytics curriculum for high school juniors.
Through hands-on projects, students will be exposed to practical and innovative uses of technology to solve diverse and complex business and social problems. They will gain skills in data collection, analytics and visualization, preparing them to study or pursue careers in Next Frontier industries like computer science and artificial intelligence.
Growing the Victory Circle
NEW STUDENTS ADDED TO THE VICTORY CIRCLE IN 2018
TOTAL STUDENTS IN THE VICTORY CIRCLE 2015-2018
GOAL NUMBER OF STUDENTS IN THE VICTORY CIRCLE BY 2021
GRANT FROM JACK KENT COOKE FOUNDATION TO GROW THE VICTORY CIRCLE
This year, the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation provided a $200,000 College Access & Success Grant to support Base 11’s Summer Fellowship and Academic Year Internships for high achieving community college students. Not only does the program enable the continuation of one of Base 11’s best-known programs, but now Base 11 students will have the additional opportunity to apply for a Cook Undergraduate Transfer Scholarship, worth up to $40,000.
“These are extremely talented students overcoming great odds to succeed.”
Theodore von Karman Professor of Aeronautics at Caltech
“Before the internship, I felt that the knowledge I had was not enough to begin working on my own projects. Now, I feel the confidence to get more involved on the STEM community, and share the knowledge I obtained during my internship.”
— Mario Acuna
“The amount of knowledge I obtained during the program is equivalent to years of work experience, and classroom lectures, which I value so much and grateful for.”
— Serli Alexandi
Glendale Community College
“With this internship, it definitely builds up my confidence in applying to those big industry internships because it now shows them that community college students can keep up with University students.”
— Nathan Sam
Friends of Base 11
Irvine Valley College
National College Resource Foundation
Pasadena City College
Santa Ana College
Tomorrow’s Aeronautical Museum
Use of Funds
2018 Total Revenue
Corporate & Advisory Board
Chairman & CEO, Base 11
Chief Financial Officer, Base 11
Douglas R. Bender
Managing Partner SPHR, MA Onyx Global HR
Principal, Deloitte & Touche LLP
Ron de Frates
Co-founder, 5X Solutions, Inc.
Craig S. Nickerson
CEO and President, The Nickerson Group
Senior Corporate Vice President, Chief Corporate Social Responsibility and Legal Officer at Golden State Foods
Art McCoy, Ph.D.
Superintendent, Jennings School District
Tech Investor, Entrepreneur
Michelle Flowers Taylor, Ed.D.
Founding Director of the Institute for Engineering Community and Cultural Competence at USC’s Viterbi School of Engineering
Andrew C. Jones, Ed.D.
CEO, Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
Carver Gayton, Ph.D.
Author and Public Historian
John W. Hines
Managing Director – Chief Technologist, JH Technology Associates LLC
Risk Solutions Partner Compliance Risk
Bryan Kent Wallace, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor of Physics, Director of Physics Laboratories, and Coordinator of Rocketry Department of Life and Physical Sciences Fisk University