Venture Robotics Team
Who We Are
Ginger Schantz has a desire to see connections in learning. Leading out at Venture Robotics led her to become a finalist in a 2022 grant with the Texas Governor's Council on Women in Business. She is a government instructor at Midland College, a former high school teacher and journalist. She has a natural love to see students and young people grasp new concepts and get excited through stem activities. Ginger has her undergrad degree in journalism from Texas Tech and a master’s in government from New Mexico State University.
Part Owner and Vice President of Operations
Area First Tech Challenge coordinator and President of the Midland-Odessa Makers Space Collective. Dann graduated with an Industrial Technology degree from Sul Ross. He has worked for Midland companies including: Dawson Geophysical, Crownquest and Pioneer. He is married to Ginger Schantz and together they have a seven-year-old and 2-year-old. Dann helped put together the first year of robotics at Midland Classical and volunteered as a robotics mentor there for a few years. Dann competed in robotics while at Midland High in 1998-2000. Currently, Dann is pursuing a master's degree in STEM Education. He has a passion for sharing his love of robotics with young people and encouraging them to open their minds to all that robotics has to offer.
Manager 3D Printing Lab and Lead Event Host
Robert is very valuable to Venture Robotics. He has a passion for what he does and he excels at sharing his craft and knowledge. Robert is a former Midland Lee Robotics participant. He has interests in 3D printing, drafting, game development and just making Venture Robotics more cool.