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035 To Infinity and Beyond, with Dale Dekker

STEM Southwest Podcast

Release Date: 10/29/2019

078 Discovering Fintech at FinCon21, with Ryan Ruff and Jake Tamarkin show art 078 Discovering Fintech at FinCon21, with Ryan Ruff and Jake Tamarkin

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This week’s episode is a double dose of Fin Tech!  Join Bob and Shelly and learn about FinCon21, where money and media meet, and also hear from some of the interesting folks that they met and some great tools for your financial future. Show Notes Ryan Ruff is Head of Fintech Relations at ASA, bridging the gap with the creators of tech and those who want to invest in the development of tech. He is leading the way to create a bridge between technology development and those who want to invest in the future expansion of important tech. Jake Tamarkin is the co-founder and Chief Executive...

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Celina Bussey is a Specialist Leader at Deloitte and this week's guest on STEM Southwest Podcast.  Her rich experience in workforce development gives amazing insight into this deep dive discussion about the future of the STEM workforce.  Shelly and Celina discuss workforce solutions and innovations as well as the important and growing work happening at Deloitte. Show Notes Celina Bussey is a Client Relationship Executive in Deloitte’s Government and Public Sector practice and serves as a subject matter expert for Labor and Workforce Development.  She has worked with state...

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076 Bridging the Digital Divide for Tribes, with Catherine Nicolaou show art 076 Bridging the Digital Divide for Tribes, with Catherine Nicolaou

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075 STEM Education Disrupted, with Dr. Rebecca Woodbury (Keller) show art 075 STEM Education Disrupted, with Dr. Rebecca Woodbury (Keller)

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074 Mastering Space Logistics, with Jonathan Firth show art 074 Mastering Space Logistics, with Jonathan Firth

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Please join us today as we have an interesting discussion with a repeat guest, Jonathan Firth, who is Chief Operating Officer at D-Orbit, an international New Space company with solutions covering the entire lifecycle of a space mission.  We first met Jonathan as the organizer of the Las Cruces Space Festival and met him again at a robotics competition while he was in the U.S. working with Virgin Galactic.  He was a long-standing member of the senior executive team that started up Virgin Galactic and we are blessed to call him a friend who has done a lot to support the STEM...

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072 Virgin, Space, and Elon Musk, with Jill Meyers show art 072 Virgin, Space, and Elon Musk, with Jill Meyers

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071 Fictional Futurists, with Andrew Proctor show art 071 Fictional Futurists, with Andrew Proctor

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070 Growing Our Commitment to STEM, with Bob and Shelly show art 070 Growing Our Commitment to STEM, with Bob and Shelly

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069 The World of Drone Racing, with Shaun and Teng Ma Taylor show art 069 The World of Drone Racing, with Shaun and Teng Ma Taylor

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This week’s episode highlights a STEM Rockstar who knows New Mexico well.  As a registered architect and planner, he’s been building foundations his entire life as a New Mexico native with a strong interest in economic development and job creation.  Today, Dale Dekker will share his extensive knowledge about the History of Space in New Mexico.  We’ll talk about the New Mexican visionaries who made a difference in space including Dr. Robert Goddard and his advances in Rocketry, the White Sands Missile Range, the Trinity site, populating the Moon, and of course Spaceport America and its newest residents, Virgin Galactic.  We’ll also find out what Dale thinks is next on the horizon and how New Mexico is poised to make a real difference in the future of space travel!

 

Show Notes

Dale Dekker is a registered architect and planner.  He was the founding partner of Dekker/Perich/Sabatini, a 200-person architecture, planning, interiors, engineering design firm with offices in Albuquerque, Amarillo, Las Cruces, and Phoenix.  Dale grew up in Albuquerque and serves on numerous community boards, and is particularly interested in economic development and job creation to help our community grow and thrive.

Dekker Perich Sabatini

Dr. Robert Goddard

White Sands Missile Range

Spaceport America

Air Force Research Laboratory

New Mexico State University raised the potential for New Mexico to create a Spaceport – one of the very first private ventures outside of the domain of government.  Governor Bill Richardson supported this idea and helped to direct the funding of the space along with helping to find and identify Virgin Galactic.  This is allowing New Mexico to be at the forefront of the private space travel industry.

Space Debris

Space Ambassadors Program

The future of architecture includes smart buildings and smart cities, driverless cars, sensors, data sharing, apps, and satellites.

RS21

Descartes Lab

Meow Wolf

Electric Playhouse

 

Book Recommendations:

The Art of War, by Sun Tzu

Homo Deus, a Brief History of Tomorrow, by Yuval Noah Harari

 

Contact:

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