WEX Foundation integrates space exploration technology with project-based learning to advance middle and high school STEM education and foster a robust future for the space technology workforce. READ MORE

In partnership with UTSA and UTeachSA, WEX Foundation awarded $800K NASA grant for unique space education program

Starting this fall, San Antonio middle school students will have a unique opportunity to design, build and test lunar...

2024 NASA TEAM II Award for New Worlds Await You – Next Generation Promotes STEM in San Antonio

NASA’s vision for TEAM II is to enhance the capability of informal education institutions to host NASA-based learning...


SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS — One of the nation's innovative STEM/STEAM programs based on a hands-on space science curriculum...

Space Exploration for STEM Education

LEAP2 Space STEM Education Framework

Led by XArc Exploration Architecture Corporation, the Lunar Ecosystem and Architectural Prototype (LEAP2) is a commercial lunar settlement program that addresses technology solutions and missions for achieving multi-generational goals to develop a lunar site known as the Marius Hills Skylight where lava tube caves exist for potential human settlement, exploration, economic development, and mining.

WEX LEAP2 STEM educational outreach programs use LEAP2 as a framework for offering STEM experience to gifted and talented students. Using real-world project challenges, LEAP2 STEM connects students directly with industry and aerospace professionals and offers them project-based learning with a meaningful product at the end.

Explore our LCATS and NWAY programs below to learn more about how the LEAP2 framework helps WEX make practical, hands-on STEM education available to students and educators.


LCATS engages middle and high school students to assist aerospace professionals in solving real-world space exploration technology challenges.


In partnership with the Air & Space Forces Association (AFA), WEX offers the tuition-free StellarXplorers Space-STEM Summer Camps to inspire 6-12 grade students towards careers in Aerospace, Aviation, and other STEM careers critical to our nation’s future.


The New Worlds Await You (NWAY) mission is to inspire and engage middle school youth through space exploration STEM programming.

By helping to fund our programs for motivated Middle and High School students with an interest in exploring space, you advance 21st century careers for underrepresented minorities, female, and economically disadvantaged students.

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