NEDC Schedule

2022 NEDC Schedule

All National Competition Participants (State Delegation) — Invited staff, advisors, and student participants — are to participate through Gather unless directed in agenda. All others are to enter through public zoom links if available. When not in another session, attendees can visit our New Mexico College Fair, hang out in the Social Lounge, or visit with your team in the Hallway of States.

All times are MDT (New Mexico Time)

Day 1, Thursday, June 23

9-9:50 am

Livestream Link for public viewing
NEDC Participants can also watch in Gather and react with emojis.

  • MESA USA Welcome
  • Welcome to New Mexico Showcase
  • State Roll Call
  • Keynote Address
10 am-3 pm

Technical Interviews and Student Workshops
Info Desk – look for the info desk in Gather for any questions you may have

Session Room 1
Middle School Technical Interviews
Room 2
High School Technical Interviews
Room 3
Chili Pepper Institute
Room 4
Ballooning & Fractals
Room 5
Spaceport America
10-10:30 am MD MS MD HS WA, NM CO, CA, RI UT, AZ
10:30-11 am NM MS NM HS UT, CA MD, OR CO, WA, RI
11-11:30 am   CO HS OR, AZ, RI NM, UT MD, CA
11:30 am-12 pm   UT HS MD, CO WA, AZ NM, OR
12-1 pm BREAK
Session Room 1
Middle School Technical Interviews
Room 2
High School Technical Interviews
  Room 4
Natl Hispanic Cultural Center
Room 5
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
1-1:30 pm CA MS CA HS   AZ, WA MD, NM, RI
1:30-2 pm OR MS OR HS   NM, CO, RI AZ, CA
2-2:30 pm WA MS WA HS   OR, CA CO, UT
2:30-3 pm AZ MS AZ HS   MD, UT OR, WA

MS Technical Interview Zoom link (STUDENTS ONLY!) 
HS Technical Interview Zoom link (STUDENTS ONLY!)
Chile Pepper Institute: Dr. Stephanie Walker, Extension Vegetable Specialist-New Mexico State University
Ballooning & Fractals: Dr. Jonathan Wolfe, Director-Fractal Foundation
Spaceport America: Dr. Chas Miller, Aerospace Engineer (R)-Spaceport America
National Hispanic Cultural Center: TBD
Indian Pueblo Cultural Center: Arianna Chavez, Cultural Education

3:30-5:30 pm

Meta Quest 2 Oculus – Spaceteam VR Social: Gather Workshop Rooms

  • David Taylor, Meta
  • Students will be broken up into smaller groups to complete virtual quest
  • All students should ready their Oculus set and complete installs prior to the session
  • All students will start and communicate in the Gather space prior to entering game

Day 2, Friday, June 24

9-9:30 am

Welcome: Gather MESA Ballroom

  • Land Acknowledgement
  • Poster Symposium Kickoff
9:30-10:45 am

Poster Symposium: Gather High School and Middle School Poster Rooms

  • Join in Gather in the showcase space to view posters and visit with the teams.
  • One team member is expected to be at their poster at all times.
  • Please alternate so everyone can see all of the posters.
11 am-2:40 pm

Student Team and Pitch Presentation Showcase: Gather MESA Ballroom
Zoom Link for public viewing, Meeting ID: 833 1288 0790
NEDC Participants can also watch in Gather

  • 11:00 am Arizona: Alice Vail Middle School
  • 11:10 am Arizona: Peoria High School
  • 11:20 am Maryland: TechnoStars
  • 11:30 am Maryland: Mt. Hebron High School
  • 11:40 am Rocky Mountain (CO): East High School Denver
  • 11:50 am BREAK-Mariachi Spectacular de Albuquerque Serena Sierra and Peter Sanchez, 2021 Mariachi All Stars
  • 12:30 pm New Mexico: Chaparral Middle School
  • 12:40 pm New Mexico: nex+Gen Academy
  • 12:50 pm Utah: Skyline High School
  • 1:00 pm BREAK-Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Andrew Thomas (Dine’), Flutist
  • 1:40 pm California: Orchard Park Middle School
  • 1:50 pm California: Costa Mesa High School
  • 2:00 pm Oregon: Brixner Jr. High School
  • 2:10 pm Oregon: Parkrose High School
  • 2:20 pm Washington: Cheney Middle School
  • 2:30 pm Washington: Chiawana High School
3-4 pm


  • MESA USA message
  • Award Announcements
  • Closing Survey
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