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Help Wanted: Aerospace Mentors Gregg Cannady


To Sign up as an aerospace mentor for CubeSats in Peru, fill out this survey:


The Mentors will co-mentor their assigned team March 2 - May 2, 2023.


PROJECT DESCRIPTION: LINK


This project is important to Peru in order to:

  1. Build STEM Capacity in the Educational System in Peru

  2. Promote Space Technology Application

  3. INSPIRE Peruvian Communities, Schools, Cities, and Families

We are actively recruiting aerospace mentors for CubeSats in Peru. This Collaborative Learning Adventure will launch February, 2023 with several background knowledge presentations. .


Subject matter experts inspire and inform by simply listening to students and offering advice.

Mentors do not teach, create content and curriculum, or handle classroom management. Students drive the learning while teachers facilitate a relationship between their students and the mentors.



Time Commitment

The Mentors will co-mentor their assigned team March 2 - May 2, 2023. Weekly Classroom “Visits” Student teams and their facilitating teacher will work on the project throughout the week, but mentors are only expected to “visit” (either in-person or virtually) once a week for at least 1 hour to answer questions and encourage student’s progress. Any additional interaction with teams is up to your discretion, and may be a combination of synchronously via conference calls, in person, or asynchronously via emails or shared docs with the facilitating teacher. Each mentor will work with the facilitating teacher to design the best mentorship schedule for your team.


Multiple Mentors: We are trying to provide each team with two mentors in order to provide flexibility in the weekly schedules.

Mentor Role Overview

Industry mentors (SME) provide real-world insight into their industries related to the problem statement or project challenge.

This may include the basics of things like project management, teamwork, leadership, and other crucial elements separate from your technical expertise. Mentoring can come in many ways:

  • Guiding research and helping students find the most appropriate resources

  • Leveraging a network of professionals to inform the topic

  • Offering suggestions that connect current industry considerations/questions to future careers

  • Being a supportive cheerleader while also pushing the students to aspire beyond what they might initially think possible.

With the help of Dr. Matula (NASA Johnson Space Center) we have developed a "Best Practices" guide to mentorship.


Meaningful Mentors: A Presentation by Dr. Matula

To Learn More: Check out this BLOG. LINK

Check out the AMAZING work above from a Peruvian Team that participated in Martian Greenhouse 3.0.


For more information about becoming a mentor, please contact Gregg Cannady - cannadgreggory@gmail.com


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