- Children & Youth
- Computers & Technology
Location110 E Houston St7th FloorSAN ANTONIO, TX 78205 United States
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.