FairPoint donates $1,000 to Starbase Vermont

first_imgFairPoint Communications recently donated $1,000 to Starbase Vermont to help teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to elementary school students across the state.   Starbase Vermont provides students in grades 4 through 6 an exciting activity-based curriculum conducted over 5 days (25 hours) with a goal to inspire students in STEM fields.  The Starbase program typically occurs over a 5-week period and it is free of charge.”We are thrilled that FairPoint is supporting Starbase Vermont again,” said Doug Gliman, State Director of Starbase Vermont.  “With support from our community partners, we are able to serve about 1,500 Vermont students annually.” “Starbase Vermont reaches students from every corner of the state and engages them through exciting, real world applications.,” said Eric Barie, Marketing Manager for FairPoint Vermont.  “FairPoint is proud to provide assistance to this important program.Through experiential learning, the Starbase curriculum also teaches vital personal development skills including teambuilding, goal setting, and healthy choices.  With program sites in Rutland and South Burlington, Starbase Vermont reaches about 80 classes of students annually in Vermont.  All public and private schools are eligible to apply for this program, and is there no fee for students to participate. For more information about Starbase Vermont, please visit www.starbasevt.org(link is external)last_img