Firefly Academy is a nonprofit started by Firefly Aerospace, Inc. to promote STEM educational opportunities to high school and college students and inspire a passion for aerospace engineering. With the rapidly developing NewSpace industry, the demand for aerospace engineers is at a premium. Firefly Academy hopes to grow interest in STEM education and develop a diverse engineering workforce.
Firefly Academy, launched in 2018 by Firefly Aerospace, Inc, is a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit corporation located in Austin, Texas and whose purpose is to provide STEM educational opportunities, to include hands-on, rocketry focused, educational programs for students in grade school through college. With the rapidly developing commercial space industry, the demand for engineers is growing. Firefly Academy hopes to grow interest in STEM education and to develop a diverse engineering workforce.