Mentors are an essential part of the United Space School program. Individuals are chosen from USS & ISS alumni as well as educators from around the globe.

The mentors are in charge of guiding their team to successful completion of the project goals, and creating an atmosphere of focus and drive. Mentors come to Houston on a voluntary basis and stay with host families, just like the students do.

Mentors come from varying backgrounds, some working in the space industry, others working as teachers in their home country, and still others working on their PhD’s or other academic pursuits. They are brought together under the Head Teacher, whose responsibility is to ensure that the academic schedule runs to plan, that project time is properly planned and that all facility and hands-on tours occur in an orderly fashion. This position is an educator position, as the curriculum is coordinated by the Head Teacher.


Sponsor Recognition

Through their generous offerings, the following have made our programs, and the experience for our students, possible. Please take a moment, visit the sites, and thank them for their support for STEM based educational programs.

A special thanks to the countless volunteers that support FISE programs through the use of their time, resources, and homes - without you, we would not be able to reach as many students around the world.

If you would like information on how you can help, please use our contact page.