Soar to Greater Heights 2017 – Event Schedule & General Information

Soar to Greater Heights 2017 annual NM STEM Conference

… seeking to improve pedagogical practice and student learning … 

Schedule of Events

[We are still finalizing presentation and program slots at this time]

View the Soar to Greater Heights STEM Conference schedule & directory.

Friday 10/27

4:30-6pm Challenger Field Trip 

6:30–8:00 Reception w/ Refreshments and Finger Foods from St. Claire’s

Saturday 10/28

7:45-8:20am Registration w/ Continental Breakfast

8:25-9:10am 1st Session

9:20-10:05am 2nd Session

10:15-11:00am 3rd Session

11:10-11:55am 4th Session  

11:55-12:25pm Lunch Provided by Jason’s Deli

12:30-1:30pm Keynote Speaker Dr. Bill Gutman

1:35-2:05pm 5th Session

2:15-3:00pm 6th Session

3:10-3:55pm 7th Session

4:05-4:50pm 8th Session

5:00-5:30pm Scholarships & PED Travel Reimbursements

06:00-7:30 Social Hour Meet Up – #STGH_NM @STGH_NM

Sunday 10/29

9am-1pm Museum of Space History

9am-1pm PTNM Discovery Site Hike

Directions to LCHS



Las Cruces High School Home Page

Social Media Contest


There are prizes available for the most STEM-influenced and zany / cool / awesome pictures from your workshop.   Just post the pictures to either Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and use the hashtag #STGH_NM so we can find it!

Field Trip & Workshop Instructions

Field Trips rarely meet in the same location and instructions are specified in advance on this official page.  We are proud to offer the following field trips:

  • Friday Evening: Challenger Field Trip
  • Sunday Morning:  Museum of Space History Field Trip

    Sunday, 9 a.m.-12 noon: We can’t bring the museum to NMSTA, so drop by on your way home for free coffee and donuts and demonstrations of class programs and digital theater and star shows, plus a museum tour and door prizes. We are in northeast Alamogordo (big gold cube in the foothills).  Please contact for more information or use Sched link we sent you!

  • Sunday Morning:  PTNM Discovery Site Hike

We will be providing email addresses of the trip sponsors soon.  Please visit again.  We encourage pre/post conference attendees to communicate directly with the trip sponsor.

Hotel & Lodging Arrangements

The Spring Hill Suites has graciously agreed to offer $85 rates until October 16th.  Click the image below to book your room!

Directions, hotel information, etc., are all just a click away …


Event Schedule & General Information



Questions / Comments

Email Tammy Hernandez at