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

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

Tech Lab – see Sched

(This version is the published version,
but live changes are only reflect on above)

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 TripSunday, 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

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