Special Programs

The USRA STEMaction Center is the host of a multitude of different educational workshops and programs aimed at inspiring the next generation of STEM professionals!

Check out some of our various specialty programs listed below for additional details!


 Tech Changers

TechChangers is a 501c3 focused on creating a diverse community of youth makers, technologists, leaders, and innovators by providing all students, especially underrepresented and socioeconomically challenged groups with opportunities to discover and foster their passion for STEM and computing.

For additional details and registration, visit here.



  FIRST in Maryland


The FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) family of robotics programs represent a continuum of education and competition opportunites for students from grades K-12.   FIRST offers four programs: FIRST LEGO League Junior (grades K-4), FIRST LEGO League (grades 4-8), FIRST Tech Challenge (grades 7-12), FIRST Robotics Competition (grades 9-12)

For additional details and registration, visit here.


  Cubes in Space


Cubes in Space in a unique program that allows students to design their own experiments, then apply to have them flown into space or a near-space environment on a NASA Sounding Rocket or Research Balloon.  USRA STEMaction offered  two Cubes in Space workshops this summer. 

Our latest workshop was featured in the Baltimore Sun! Check it out here.



 ACT Prep Course

In preparation for college applications and admittance exams, the USRA STEMaction center hosts a weekly ACT preparatory course (when in-season) aimed at assisting prospective college students prepare for the ACT exam. During this tutor led preparatory course, students are provided with various helpful study materials including practice exams and booklets.