In partnership with NASA, the WEX Foundation offers New Worlds Await You – a high-quality STEM program offering National STEM Challenges. New Worlds Await You (NWAY) features a national network of in-school and after-school clubs that focus on Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). Our focus is on high quality space exploration and architecture activities for middle school students.

With the development and implementation of space-STEM curriculum and programming, the NWAY program targets at-risk and underserved middle school students at 6th, 7th, and 8th grade age levels.

NWAY Aims to

Develop a space-STEM curriculum that increases STEM interest, awareness, and persistence, especially in the area of space exploration.

Incorporate NASA mentors, facilities, and education materials into the classroom and out of school time (OST) STEM programming.

Empower OST providers to implement quality STEM programming accessible to at-risk youth.

Space Club

From launching rockets to designing colonies on the Moon and Mars, over 1,500 students across the nation have participated in the Communities In Schools of San Antonio Space Club program

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STEM at Home

Fun activities for the family – at home! Check out our videos for projects and experiments you can easily do at home.

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STEM Insiders

Cool video interviews and discussions with STEM professionals working on space exploration!.
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Design Competition

The NWAY design competition will challenge middle school students to design a habitat on the Moon! Using unique features of a lunar lava tube students will brainstorm, problem solve and design a habitat – then build a model of their design using simple materials! Competition dates TBD.
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Out of this World

NASA awards $750K grant to local nonprofit, WEX Foundation, for after-school STEM programming through New Worlds Await You.

NASA Awards Grants to Nine Informal Learning Institutions

NASA has awarded almost $10 million in grants to informal education organizations in seven states to help inspire the next generation of scientists and explorers. Read the full article here.

New Worlds Await You: National STEM Challenges for Student Space Exploration

The New Worlds Await You program uses our partner organization, Communities In Schools (CIS) national network, active in 25 states with 133 CIS affiliates serving at-risk students in over 363 school districts and 2,300 K-12 sites as the venue for student participation...

NWAY Partners

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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