Ladies in Tech Panel
8am – Saturday, October 8th (Before opening ceremony).
Featured Guest Panel Members
- Danielle Schneider – Pridgeon and Clay
- Kalee Stutzman – TGW
- Lina Spross – Joby
- Kristen Armstrong – GE Aviation
Pridgeon and Clay
Danielle Schneider is an Applications Engineer at Pridgeon & Clay, Inc. P&C. In this position she has worked to drive sales by creating working relationships with customer engineering teams to productionize concepts into products that can be successfully launched in a production atmosphere. Danielle received a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Michigan Technological University in 2008, with a minor in product design. She continued her passion for learning and in 2010 she received an additional bachelor’s degree in Business Administration.
Throughout Danielle’s years of experience in the Automotive industry she has gained a passion for being an ally to women in manufacturing and promoting young women joining the industry. This passion fueled her to organize a group of women whom launched an up-and-coming Chapter of Women in Manufacturing (WiM). WiM promotes, inspires, and supports women and their male allies, who have chosen a career in the manufacturing industry. As a result of her dedication to WiM’s mission Danielle was named as a Director on the National Board of Women in Manufacturing.
When Danielle is not working on engineering or for WiM she spends her free time with family and friends. She has an infinite desire for learning about new technologies and pre-covid would volunteer at local schools to promote STEM knowledge. She is a daughter, sister and aunt to many and is typically found helping someone with something (gardening, church, party planning, cooking, sewing, you name it). She is always in the kitchen baking up the next treat for whatever gathering she is attending. Danielle loves to travel to various areas around the world, immersing herself into their culture, and always looking for her next adventure.
I am currently working at TGW System Inc. as a Software Test Engineer. I test software for automated warehouses. I grew up around computers since my dad was an IT guy. I was on FRC Team #3875 in high school. I attended Grand Valley State University and earned a degree in Computer Engineering.
Kristen Armstrong is a Hardware Project Manager for GE Aviation where she has worked for over 11 years. In this role, she provides project management of multidisciplinary design teams, managing cost, scope, and schedule. Prior to this role, Kristen was a Safety and Reliability engineer where she provided Safety and Reliability support on several different types of systems including thrust reversers, engine build-up units, recorders, health monitoring systems, and computing platforms. She has supported (sUAS) operations by working closely with Flight Operations and providing operational risk assessments and operational readiness reviews. She received her bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from Michigan State University in Mechanical Engineering.
Lina Spross is the Head of Production Certification, Quality and Supply Chain for Joby Aviation. Prior to joining Joby Aviation, Lina spent a decade as Director of Quality for L3 Technologies Aviation Products division, and before that she was an avionics engineer, then certification engineer for United Airlines’ narrow-body fleet. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Aeronautical Technology from Purdue University, a Master of Business Administration from Western Michigan University, and is a FAA-certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic as well as a private pilot.
Photo by Eric Adams, Photographer, Joby Aviation, Location: Large Autoclave at Joby Aviation.
GIRLS ROBOTICS COMPETITION
1 day Off Season FIRST Girls Robotics Competition
Opening Ceremonies will begin at 8:30am and we
Conclude at 5:30pm.
October 8th, 2022
Wyoming High School in Wyoming, Michigan