About Us

The USRA STEMaction center is an 18,000 square foot facility at Universities Space Research Association's Headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. The center is dedicated to providing a space for student opportunities in STEM with a special focus on robotics.


Our vision is to offer engaging and enriching educational opportunities that strengthen interest and knowledge in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in the U.S.


Our Mission is to strengthen the STEM workforce of the future by providing educational opportunities for students, teachers, and the general public. 


Currently, the facility features the following:

  • A full size FIRST Robotics Competition Field
  • Two FIRST Tech Challenge Competition Fields with current game elements
  • LEGO Engineering Exploration Station
  • Open Classroom
  • 3D Printing Lab
  • Informal Presentation/Meeting Space


All of the above are available for use by robotics teams or organizations utilizing the space to advance STEM opportunities for students.

If you're interested - Click here to make a request!