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The STEM Outreach Program is inspiring the next generation of science, technology, engineering and math professionals by encouraging STEM learning through its education and mentoring programs. Participating in nearly 150 events annually, the program encourages students to picture their future selves in a STEM-related career field. It also educates teachers, school counselors and parents about the numerous STEM paths that are available.   

Hill’s STEM outreach extends to all grade levels and includes such programs as STARBASE that educates 1,600 of the area’s 5th grade students each year and the premier Air Force STEM program called LEGACY, an apprenticeship-type program for students age 11 through college graduation.



LEGACY program aims to inspire the next generation of STEM talent. The LEGACY program is three phases designed for students from 11 years old to the completion of their bachelor's degree.


Phase 1: Craftsman Camps – Students ages 11 through 15 attend a weeklong summer camp program.

Phase 2: Jr Apprentice – high school students 16 years and older old have the opportunity to work on real Air Force projects alongside a mentor.

Phase 3: Apprentice – College students have the opportunity to work on real Air Force projects alongside a mentor while possibly leading the student to a STEM-driven Air Force career.


Mark Erickson
STEM Outreach Program Manager
W: 801-775-2518