Do you love the idea of space as the next frontier? Are you interested in how the internet will work between the moon, earth, and Mars? Are satellites or nanorobots cool? How about a great STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) career in New Mexico?


If so, join STEM Boomerang and New Space New Mexico for Launch Your Imagination Space and Beyond Virtual Career Fair on April 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. STEM professionals in engineering, computer sciences, math, and physics and related backgrounds can register on the STEM Boomerang website.   

Coordinated by UNM Professor Emerita Maggie Werner-Washburne, director of STEM Boomerang, and Casey Anglada DeRaad, founder and Chief Executive Officer of New Space New Mexico, the day-long event consists of sessions with great space companies, describing their work and opportunities. The event is free, but everyone has to register. 

Pre-event video interviews with company representatives are on the STEM Boomerang website – so go there to see how each company plans to change the world.

It might surprise many that, even in the middle of a pandemic, New Mexico’s Space and Beyond economy – from satellites and big data to cybersecurity, and nanotech – is working hard and in need of great STEM talent.  It’s paradoxical – who would imagine companies that have jobs open now, when so many are working remotely? But they are hiring - from new graduates to senior researchers and the range of today’s space opportunities in New Mexico is astounding.

Sponsored by New Mexico Economic Development Department, the event is designed to connect STEM students to professionals with over a dozen companies and organizations, including Virgin Galactic, Los Alamos National Laboratory, Northrup Grumman, and Air Force Research Labs.

Each company or organization will have 20-minute time slot to present, including Q & A from event attendees. For a full list of presenters and the schedule, visit Launch Your Imagination Career Fair.

The event will be held in a virtual Zoom conference room that will be provided upon registration. To register, visit Career Fair Registration.

STEM Boomerang was founded in 2017 with the mission to create network opportunity for STEM Professionals through recruitment and repatriation of New Mexico’s high-tech workforce. The University of New Mexico is part of the STEM Boomerang program, with the intent to create career networks for Lobos, as well as those Lobos who have moved out of the state and are looking to return.