Introducing Dr. Bill Gutman – Keynote Speaker Soar 2017

We are proud to introduce Dr. Bill Gutman as our keynote speaker during Saturday’s sessions at this year’s – #STGH_NM – STEM Conference, Soar to Greater Heights 2017.  The conference will be held at Las Cruces High School October 27th – 29th.  Dr. Gutman will deliver the keynote just after the luncheon on Saturday, from 12:30pm – 01:30pm.   Dr. Gutman’s bio is included below, and more information on the schedule of events can be found at the Event Schedule and General Information Page.

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A Brief Biography

“Dr. Bill Gutman has been the Director of Aerospace Operations for Spaceport America since October 2009, although his deep involvement with the project goes back to the mid 1990s through a technical support contract with New Mexico State University. As Director of Aerospace Operations, his major responsibilities are to oversee launches and flight safety, to maintain the FAA Launch Site Operator License, and to be the technical liaison with launch customers. He also has the honor and privilege of being the face of Spaceport America’s STEM outreach program. In that capacity, he tries and frequently succeeds at exciting the upcoming generation about STEM careers. He presents space demonstrations and videos to every sixth grade science class in the Las Cruces Public Schools as well as to many other school groups around New Mexico using both in-person and virtual methods.

Prior to joining the spaceport, Dr. Gutman was employed by the New Mexico State University Physical Science Laboratory and worked on a variety of projects. These included high power laser propagation research, development of optical instrumentation systems, and development of advanced sensor systems. Beginning in 1999, he participated in the development of the unmanned aircraft program at NMSU PSL. Dr. Gutman earned his Ph.D. in optical and molecular physics from Ohio State University.”

– Dr. Bill Gutman

Event Schedule & General Information


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