Innovation Centers


The hub of each Base 11 Regional Ecosystem is a Base 11 Innovation Center, where students gain hands-on STEM skills using industry-quality technology and equipment that they otherwise would not have access to.

Base 11 Innovation Centers are currently open in:

  • Southern California: University of California, Irvine; Moreno Valley College; and Compton
  • Northern California: Skyline Community College 
  • Arizona: South Mountain Community College
  • Maryland: Morgan State University
  • Pennsylvania: Cristo Rey High School Philadelphia 

Local colleges and universities, regional employers, and STEM-focused foundations utilize the Base 11 Innovation Center for academic courses, reverse-engineered training programs, industry-sponsored student challenges, internships, events and recruitment opportunities.

As MIT-inspired Fab Labs, Innovation Centers include the following equipment:

  • 3D printers
  • Computer-controlled laser-cutter
  • Large computer-operated milling machine
  • Signcutter
  • Precision milling machine (micron resolution)
  • Vinyl cutters
  • Programming stations
  • Testing stations

Base 11 has brought a tremendous array of resources to Skyline College that most community college students would never have access to. By bringing Ivy League-quality resources to our campus, we are leveling the playing field for students.” — Regina Stanback Stroud, Ed.D. President, Skyline College

Base 11 gave me the confidence I needed to pursue a computer science degree at a top-tier university.”  — Paul Grad, Base 11 Fellow Weest LA College graduate and UC Irvine computer science student