Base 11 is a STEM workforce development accelerator aimed at empowering high-potential, low-resource students into the STEM careers of their dreams. We focus on providing valuable opportunities to historically marginalized populations, including females and minorities. We provide world-class, hands-on internships at Caltech, UC Irvine, and the Smithsonian Institute at the National Air and Space Museum.
In 2015, under the leadership of Landon Taylor, the organization set a goal to accelerate 11,000 students on their pathways to STEM degrees, jobs, and entrepreneurship. After achieving that goal in 2020 — one year ahead of schedule — Base 11 decided to scale its impact 10-fold. Through the Next Frontier Initiative, Base 11 and its partners will empower 100,000+ students, early STEM career adults, and STEM entrepreneurs on their pathway to success in Next Frontier industries by 2030.
The Next Frontier Industries are the fastest growing, highest paying, with the greatest opportunities for wealth creation. Unfortunately, they are still the least represented by women and BIPOC communities. We’re out to change that!