welcome to launchpad!

Launchpad is an initiative between STARS and the Brownsville Public Library System that aims to facilitate access to STEM resources and opportunities for students and community members in the Brownsville / Rio Grande Valley area.

Students in the RGV will have the opportunity to work with industry experts in rocketry, astronomy, engineering, and mathematics while building their own knowledge and skills that will serve them in their future careers. Participants will build critical thinking skills while learning how to apply industry standards, tooling, and design methodologies that are used in modern rocketry, space exploration, and scientific research all on their own.

To help — guidance, advice, and hints will be given by guest speakers and industry professionals while project safety is ensured by experts and Launchpad staff.


Launchpad is hosted at the Brownsville Public Libraries:

Brownsville Public Library – Main Branch

2600 Central Blvd, Brownsville, TX 78520


Brownsville Public Library – Southmost Branch

4320 Southmost Rd, Brownsville,  TX 78521

Upcoming launchpad dates

Sunday, October 16 @ 4-6pm – Southmost Branch

Sunday, October 30 @ 4-6pm – Main Branch

Sunday, November 13 @ 4-6pm – Southmost Branch