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Science -Wind Energy

Science -Wind Energy

Science -Wind Energy

Science -Wind Energy

Science -Wind Energy

Science -Wind Energy

Allison Sandlass

Science -Wind Energy

Allison graduated from Iowa State University in December of 2017 with a degree in Aerospace Engineering. Upon graduation, she moved to Los Angeles, California to work for Boeing in their satellite factory on their Materials and Processing team. With an interest in composites and the desire to move back to the Midwest, she joined TPI composites in December 2019 as a Processing Engineer. As a process engineer, she works to improve manufacturing processes by making it faster, better, and cheaper. 

Melissia Schroeder

 Science- Wind Energy 

Melissia started at TPI in 2011 as an associate on the floor. In 2012 she became a team leader and was promoted to production leader in 2014. She oversees between 40-80 associates in the components department. She loves that she works for a company that makes clean energy.

Cynthia Hunafa

   Consultant 

 2017  Bio Cynthia Hunafa  is a program coordinator at Creative Visions Human Development Institute, a community service organization based in Des Moines. Cynthia, who hails from New York City, is a retired teacher

Cecil Slaughter

   Consultant 

Resident Artist and Instructor of Dance in GDT’s first SASI camp 2019, Photosynthesis. Cecil has an MFA (Modern & Jazz) from the University of Iowa, and now is the Professor of the practice of Modern Dance & Jazz,  at Washington University, St. Louis, and Director of Undergraduate studies of Dance.

Penny Furgerson

 Director

and her late husband Lee B. Furgerson co -founded in 1972 Gateway Dance Theatre. GDT is  a gateway and the bridge for youth and adults  to  connect cultures and provide training in the arts. GDT included in 2019 science as a STEAM project. The program opens the doors to enrich, explore creativity, enhance self-esteem, experience empowerment, teamwork, problem solving and contribute to an inclusive society that supports inclusion, tolerance, equity and diversity

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