2015 Summer Institute


2015 Summer Institute


July 27th  - July 29th, 2015

DACC Workforce Center

Las Cruces, NM




This program is designed to:

- Create Curriculum and materials to enable middle school teachers to build experiments that will fly from Spaceport America in Spring 2016

- Provide annual access to space for students from Spaceport America



Program components include:

Summer 2015: Three day workshop where faculty build and fly electronic technology

Academic Year: Faculty teach students to build the technology in their classes during the academic year

Spring 2016:Teacher's will launch their technologies from Spaceport America.

Spring 2016: Students analyze their data and present their results





Patricia Hynes, Director, NMSGC

Stacy Rush, Instructor, Curriculum Development, Hot Springs High School

Tyson Rush, Instructor, Curriculum Development, Hot Springs High School

Kristi Burden, NMSGC

Renee Mondragon,  NMSGC

Scott Chaapel, Camino Real Middle School 

Joseph Lopez, Dona Ana Community College

Bob Mitchell, Dona Ana Community College

Michael Vinz,Dona Ana Community College

Emily Edwards, NMSGC

Selida Garay, NMSGC
















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