Starbird Association

Who We Are


Advocate for SpaceNorth

SpaceX. NASA. Blue Origin - We want your offices here. We're going out into our business community and having conversations about Minnesota as SpaceNorth. We hope to develop strategic partners that can be on board with our SpaceNorth mission as a benefit to the Minnesota business landscape and the people who live and work here.

Aerospace & STEM Events

We plan to host or collaborate with other organizations in Minnesota to host aerospace and STEM activities and events. In our mission to build a technically curious workforce, we want to engage Minnesota youth in interactive and fun aerospace and STEM activities and events.

Supporting Anoka County Composite Squadron Cadet Programs

We support the innovative youth leadership programming at the Anoka County Composite Squadron Civil Air Patrol. As Starbird supports aerospace and STEM with youth, we want to support the needs of an organization that shares our goals.

In the Media

2019 Events

Jan 20 SpaceFest at The Bell Museum

April 10-14 President Mary Albright attends the Space Symposium and the StellarXplorers National Finals in Colorado

Weekend of May 4-5 - Spring Presentation and Event in the Twin Cities

July 20 - Lunar Shindig - Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Public Event

Fall 2019 - The Amazing Space Race


8 Movies That Inspire You To Work in Aerospace and STEM

Movies don't merely entertain; they can be a source of inspiration that open doors to ideas and, for the purposes of this article, careers that you may not have taken seriously. Get over to Netflix or Amazon Prime and check these out. Or if you're old school, order...

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Career Spotlight: Angela Popenhagen, Civil Engineer

Angela Popenhagen Civil Engineer Owner/Project Manager at Stevens Engineering What do you do as a Civil Engineer? I own and manage a civil engineering firm. My job consists of marketing our services to state agencies, municipalities, private developers and large...

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Minnesota StellarX Team Featured on WCCO-TV

We're excited to share that the StellarXplorers team from Minnesota was featured on WCCO-TV in a story about youth in STEM. The Starbird Association supports this team from the Anoka County Composite Squadron, Civil Air Patrol. They exemplify youth in STEM and have...

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