Base 11 prepares students from diverse backgrounds with the mindset and skills to excel in the Next Frontier industries. To date Base 11 has accelerated 10,484 students on their pathway to STEM degrees and jobs.

students used equipment in Base 11 Regional Ecosystems for a hands-on project

community college students completed Base 11 internships or paid summer fellowships at top research universities.

students from middle school through university have participated in Base 11-sponsored programs

women and students of color were reached by our awareness & belief campaign


of Base 11 interns and fellows have already transferred to four-year universities in STEM fields. The rest returned to their community college to continue their STEM journey.


of students surveyed* agree or strongly agree “I have a better understanding of concepts, theories, and skills in my course of study now.”


of students surveyed* said “The experience stimulated my interest in engineering and graduate studies.”


of students surveyed* strongly agree “I feel that I’m better prepared to enter my field of choice after this experience.”

*Base 11 Summer Fellows surveyed in 2016

“By the time the fellowship was over, I already had accepted a STEM job offer that came as a direct result of my work over those ten weeks.”

Alejandro Stefan, Santa Monica College student who transferred to UC Berkeley

“I’m able to start a project and execute what I’m doing to produce a tangible outcome.”

Breanna Allen, Henry Ford College student who transferred to Michigan State University and, through Base 11, participated in the NSF I-Corps program and presented her work at the Dassault Systemes Community of Experts Conference.