It IS rocket science!
Students with a rocket

Our History

Excited students outside pointingSystemsGo New Mexico is a high school rocket science program operated by the Pecos Valley Regional Education Cooperative out of Artesia, New Mexico.

SystemsGo New Mexico is a high-level STEM Engineering curriculum in which students in their junior year design and build a rocket with the mission of carrying a one lb payload to an altitude of one mile. In their senior year the students design and build a rocket capable of breaking the sound barrier.  

Excited students outside looking upCurrently there are over 280 students in 12 high schools from Southeast New Mexico taking Systems Go New Mexico classes. Those high schools are: Dexter, Elida, Fort Sumner, Grady, Goddard, Hagerman, Hobbs, Jal, Lake Arthur, Loving, Lovington, and Roswell.

SystemsGo New Mexico is sponsored by NASA, Boeing, Virgin Galactic, Spaceport America, New Mexico Tech, Chevron, Roof Care, Penasco Valley Telecom, and Progressive Construction Management.

In April of 2018 students from six of these schools successfully launched 16 rockets (four transonic and 12, one lb one mile) from the Woolworth Ranch north of Jal. Over 650 people were in attendance to watch these students shine.

Rocket launchWe anticipate launching 39 vehicles on April 16 and 17 of 2019. We hope you can join us!

For more information please contact:

David Willden
(575) 626.0408

Naira Mendoza
(575) 703.1391