Three NASA retirees—two being members of the NALFL Education Committee—started this volunteer initiative in 2015 as an outreach effort to inspire girls and young women to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). STEM professionals provide female students with mentoring and hands-on experiences to help them excel in STEM-related careers and fields of study. As of March 2018, Launch STEM Careers (LSC) is a project of the NASA Alumni League Florida Chapter.
- Provide hands-on STEM activities in the classroom that simulate real life science and engineering projects for girls in grades 4–8.
- Train high school and college female students to serve as mentors to the younger girls.
- Mentor high school girls and assist them with college applications and scholarships.
- Mentor female college students by providing career services such as résumé assistance and mock interviews.
- Host Women in STEM networking events for college students and high school students to make contacts with professionals and other students majoring in STEM disciplines.