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Be a Mentor for a Virtual Middle School STEM Competition

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Welcome to New World Await You's (NWAY) 2022 Lunar Habitat Design Competition! We sincerely Thank You for your interest in supporting middle school students and teachers in this National Competition All mentoring will be conducted online - you can join the fun from anywhere!

A variety of backgrounds are preferred such as career professionals and retirees in science, technology, engineering and/or mathematics (STEM). College students studying related STEM fields can also apply. You do not need to be a technical expert. If you have a good understanding of engineering and science practices, you will be set! NWAY website has additional resources.

What will I do as a mentor? Help students and teachers with research and resources. Offer constructive feedback on student projects by carefully reviewing their videos and comparing to the scoring rubrics. Emphasize communication, teamwork and collaboration. Share your passion and enthusiasm of your STEM career. Be a sounding board for students. Inspire teachers to promote STEM education and careers. Provide encouragement!

NWAY is a program under the WEX Foundation and supported by a NASA grant.

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110 E Houston St, 7th Floor, SAN ANTONIO, TX 78205, US

Mission Statement

The WEX Foundation (WEX) was established to promote and support the convergence of technology and education as applied to new visions for human space exploration and its long-term implications for the educational development of the nation’s next generation of scientists, engineers, mathematicians and technologists, beginning with K-12 education. Its focus is to promote space STEM education for K-12 curriculum development; improving STEM teaching and student comprehension in school districts and areas where students have been traditionally under-served and under-represented in institutions of higher education; to prepare and encourage low-income, first-generation college-bound students and students with disabilities to pursue higher education and careers in human space exploration.


The WEX Foundation objectives include providing all student diversities, with special emphasis on female and Hispanic students in low-income school districts, with the latest information on the universe, manned and unmanned space exploration, and advances in space technology, to understand the concepts surrounding spaceflight, space vehicles, launch systems, space operations, and space missions as well as the history of astronomy and the study of the Earth, the Sun, the Moon, the Solar System, and the terrestrial and outer planets.
The goal is to foster an education path for historically under-represented constituents into the aerospace community through development of project-based curriculum and activity plans using the latest information available in space science and space exploration goals to inform students about STEM careers in aerospace.


Children & Youth
Computers & Technology
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Computers & Technology, Education & Literacy


Sun Mar 06, 2022 - Fri May 27, 2022


This is a Virtual Opportunity with no fixed address.


  • Environmental Education
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Astronomy
  • Robotics
  • STEM


  • Kids


  • Must be at least 18
  • 20 minutes per team per week. This can be in person if in the same area, Zoom, email or video.

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