In partnership with Port San Antonio, the WEX Foundation offers the tuition-free StellarXplorers space STEM program, created by the Air & Space Forces Association (AFA), to inspire 7-12 grade students toward careers in aerospace, aviation, and other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics disciplines critical to our nation’s future.

CAMP DETAILS

Date(s):

Camp 1: July 15th – July 19th 

Camp 2: July 29th – August 2nd

Time:

9:00 AM – 2:00 PM CST

What do students learn?

StellarCamps are fun space system design camp for 7-12 grade students. Participants learn about aspects of space system, and no prior experience is required!

StellarCamps are best suited for high school and middle school students who are just getting into aerospace or who have some aerospace knowledge and want to learn more. Topics covered include:

  • History of Space exploration
  • Circular / Elliptical Orbits
  • Orbit Determination
  • Satellite Component Selection
  • Launch Vehicle Selection
  • Rockets
  • Basic principles using Systems Toolkit (STK) 

There are also many hands-on activities and practice exercises to review concepts covered in the curriculum, in addition to fun ice-breakers and teambuilding activities.

Every camp concludes with a mini-competition scenario to challenge participants on the skills they obtain over the course of the week.​

    Download the StellarCamps Brochure Handout here

    The StellarXplorers Summer Camps are completely free for competitively selected candidates based on the quality of their application. Space is limited. 

    We thank the Air and Space Forces Association for choosing WEX as a StellarXplorers space education partner.

    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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