Andromeda Division – High School Events
Open to students from anywhere in grades 8-12.
Flyer graciously created & donated by: www.edwardmontalvojr.com/
Team may be subject to change due to schedules.
Dottie Metcalf-Lindenburger grew up along the Front Range of Colorado. She graduated from Fort Collins High School, where she ran on two state championship cross-country teams and placed second as a Science Olympiad team. A scholar athlete, she ran cross-country and track and earned her B.A. in Geology from Whitman College. She went on to get a teaching certification from Central Washington University, and she taught earth science and astronomy for five years at Hudson’s Bay High School in Vancouver, WA. In addition to teaching, she coached cross country and Science Olympiad. In June of 2004, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) selected her to join the Astronaut Corps. After several years of training, she flew as a mission specialist on the STS-131 crew, an International Space Station (ISS) resupply mission. Dottie served as Mission Specialist 2 (also known as the flight engineer), a robotic arm operator, the Intra-vehicular crew member (the inside coordinator of the spacewalks), and a transfer crew member (helping move six tons of hardware and equipment). The mission lasted fifteen days. During June of 2012, Dottie commanded the NASA Extreme Environment Mission Operation (NEEMO) in the Aquarius Reef Habitat off the Florida coast. The underwater mission sought to develop techniques for working at an asteroid, while operating under a 100-second time delay. In June of 2014, Dottie retired from the Astronaut Corps and returned to the Pacific Northwest with her family. She finished her M.S. in applied geology at the University of Washington, and she currently works as an environmental consultant for Geosyntec. In her spare time, she enjoys trail running, backpacking and hiking with her family, singing for her church’s choir, and playing the guitar. She continues to speak and promote Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education.
Twyman Clements is the Co-Founder and CEO of Space Tango, an aerospace company that specializes in designing complex, autonomous systems for research and manufacturing in microgravity. With two TangoLab facilities on the International Space Station (ISS), Twyman has been recognized by the Kentucky Entrepreneur Hall of Fame and also ranked #25 on Fast Company’s list of 100 Most Creative People in Business. Prior to Space Tango, Twyman served as a senior space system engineer at Kentucky Space working with a multidisciplinary team of universities and companies on high altitude balloons, CubeSats, and other ISS hardware. Twyman received his Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in mechanical engineering from the University of Kentucky. At Space Tango, he continues to lead design efforts and provide expertise in technology and scientific consulting related to working in microgravity through configurable platforms.
Other Team Members To Be Announced
Deerfield High School
1959 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield, IL , 60015