Space Club Huntsville believes that support for STEM education is critical to the production of the next generation of scientists and engineers for the future of both national defense as well as civil space and exploration. In addition, STEM education impacts almost every aspect of our culture and work environment.
Since beginning its focus on STEM Eucation in 2008, Space Club Huntsville has granted 112 college/university scholarships and impacted 59,000 regional students. In 2020, the club appropriated a record budget of $150,000 for STEM engagement and outreach, giving significant support for Huntsville area activities. The funds have been granted to deserving individuals and groups to support rocketry and aeronautics.
Space Club Huntsville is involved with numerous local STEM educational efforts including activities such as NASA’s Human Exploration Rover Challenge, Student Launch, FIRST Robotics Regional competition, Regional and State Science Fairs, STEM Summer Institute, InSPIRESS, support for middle and high-school STEM teams, and field trips.
“Space is for everybody. It’s not just for a few people in science or math, or for a select group of astronauts. That’s our new frontier out there, and it’s everybody’s business to know about space.”