New Worlds Await You (NWAY) supports the WEX Foundation’s commitment to diversifying and enriching the Space-STEM workforce by tapping into the talent of young people, focusing on project-based learning at the middle school level.

NWAY offers high-quality Space-STEM programs featuring unique partnerships with local, regional, and national networks of in-school and out-of-school time (OST) education providers. Since its inception, NWAY has been fully funded by NASA to diversify and enrich the Space-STEM workforce by engaging, educating, and inspiring the next generation of space exploration investigators, innovators, and entrepreneurs.

Use the links below to explore our website and access the free resources the NWAY program has to offer!

NWAY Aims to

Implement 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 educators and OST providers to implement quality Space-STEM programming accessible to students who are underserved and typically underrepresented in STEM fields.

Provide Space-STEM pedagogical training including collaborative learning methods for teachers and teacher candidates.


Beginning in the 2024 school year, students across West Texas and Eastern New Mexico will participate in the NASA funded NWAY II project.

Join the fun with our regional network partners!

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Space Career Chats

Cool video interviews and discussions with STEM professionals working on space exploration.
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Space 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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Looking for Space STEM projects for your middle school students? Check out our space missions! Project based learning curricula centered around space architecture and the Engineering Design Process.

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Keep Up With NWAY

Follow us on social media for Space STEM videos and resources. Check out recent news below.

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 lava tube habitat models made in afterschool programs with recyclable materials and simple supplies. These students are part of a new four-year...

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 activities while increasing the institutions’ capacity to bring NASA resources to students. The agency has selected four institutions to receive...

2022 Lunar Habitat Design Competition Award Ceremony

On May 14th, 2022, the 8 finalists of the New Worlds Await You Lunar Lava Tube Habitat Design Competition presented their final products to their judges, watched insightful videos from exhibitors, heard from guest speaker Ginger Barnes, and won placement awards! We...

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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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