About The LEAF STEM Challenge

The Lindbergh Electric Aircraft Flight (LEAF) Challenge encourages students to design, build and fly an aircraft that will successfully carry out a specific task.

Each year, the game changes but the excitement doesn’t.

Established in 2013, the LEAF STEM Challenge provides a memorable hands-on aerospace design challenge for students in middle school and high school.

The fun begins each March when we announce the new game. Read this year’s rules and sign up to stay in touch to stay informed on game rules, funding opportunities, upcoming events and more.

Coaches are invited to attend one of full-day workshops to learn how to teach the project, build an airplane of their own and be the first to play this year’s game.

Whether you work with kids formally or informally, the coaches workshop will teach you everything you need to know to successfully teach LEAF to your youth.


Then, coaches and teams use our resources and their creativity to design, build & fly their best airplane and document their work. Our game changes each year, so be sure to read this year's game rules.

Every year, our sponsors and partners host a regional competition for students to show what they have learned. Bring your student teams and join us for an exciting Fly-Off event!

Join our sponsors and partners in inspiring students to pursue STEM by sponsoring LEAF.

Want to bring LEAF to your area? Contact Us!