Welcome to SystemsGo New Mexico

Welcome to SystemsGo New Mexico! SystemsGo New Mexico is proud to be a part of improving education in America by inspiring students, teachers, and administrators within the present educational system. SystemsGo New Mexico motivates and equips high school students to develop 21st century skills and pursue careers in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.

Whether you’re visiting our website to learn how to bring SystemsGo New Mexico to your school, to become a sponsor, or to come check out our next launch, you’ve come to the right place. 

SystemsGo New Mexico is affiliated with SystemsGo, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that develops, maintains, and provides its four-year sequenced curriculum to high schools across the country.

In 1996, teacher Brett Williams founded SystemsGo at Fredericksburg High School in Texas. The curriculum, which is Space Foundation certified, introduces students to the RD&D industry, engineering, and workforce skills as it guides them in designing and building rockets with increasingly challenging benchmarks.

The goal of SystemsGo is to encourage students to explore the boundaries of space, while also expanding their own boundaries as they launch themselves to become tomorrow’s innovators.

SystemsGo New Mexico offers the high-level STEM curriculum through the Pecos Valley Regional Education Cooperative in Artesia, New Mexico. Curricula covers introductions to the R&D industry and innovation, mechanical drafting/CAD for working drawings capture, and applied physics of main energy systems—mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid—through design, build, and test projects.

For more information, please visit the SystemsGo website.

Mission Statement 

"To enhance education for better workforce development; and to ignite tomorrow’s innovators while developing the most valued engineering and manufacturing workforce to compete in the global market."

Program Description

A four-year sequenced STEM curriculum that aligns with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), Partnership for 21st Century Skills, as well as Career and Tech ED (CTE) course objectives. Curricula covers introductions to the R&D industry and innovation; mechanical drafting/CAD for working drawings capture; and applied physics of main energy systems - mechanical, electrical, thermal, fluid - through design, build, and test projects. 

Educational Approach

  • Learning primarily through application, not memorization.
  • Project-based teaching that engages all types of learners. 
  • Knowledge and skills are reinforced and expanded through increasingly complex project goals.
  • The possibility of project failure, and its analysis if it occurs, is part of the learning experience.
  • Life skill development in problem-solving, critical thinking, cognitive reasoning, project management, team work, leadership, and R&D skills and innovation are incorporated.
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