The Minority University Research and Education Project (MUREP) Aerospace Academy (MAA) is designed to expose historically underrepresented youth, grades K-12, to multiple hands-on activities related to the fields of science, engineering, mathematics and aerospace professions. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of students in the identified populations who enroll in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) academic majors in college.

The MUREP Aerospace Academy engages K-12 students on Saturday mornings at the Tri-C® Metropolitan Campus in three eight-week sessions each academic year. While students are attending classes, parents and guardians are invited to participate in the MAA Fam Lab to experience interactive STEM activities and guest speaker presentations that support whole-family learning and prepare students for college or technical fields.