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CIPSELA, is the Spanish equivalent for ‘dandelion’ and it is also the acronym for the name of our corporation.

In the same way that Carl Sagan used the ‘dandelion’ as a source of inspiration for knowledge and discovery in the highly popular and well respected T.V. series, Cosmos, we are also a source of inspiration for the new generation of scientists and engineers.

We are a non-profit corporation that implements innovative STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) programs, using the "learning by doing" methodology, which is based on solid curricula bases in the areas of aviation, aeronautics, and space exploration.

We help students at different levels, from elementary school to college, to learn and improve their skills and knowledge in STEAM areas.

We are inspiring a new generation that Latin America needs to take advantage of the opportunities that the aviation and aerospace sectors present globally.

We promote high-level science and technology concepts through experiments.

Founders

Julian Arenas
CEO
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
David Pineda
CTO
CHIEF TECHNICAL OFFICER

Advisory Committee

PhD. César Ocampo
senior researcher at NASA JOHNSON SPACE CENTER
Edward Tobón
EX-BOEING - LATIN AMERICAN DIRECTOR
Luisa Villegas
SENIOR DIRECTOR OF THE PADF INNOVATION AND EDUCATION PROGRAM
PhD. Per Olof Marklund
DIRECTOR OF TECHNOLOGY AND INNOVATION SAAB AERONAUTICS

Coordinators

Mauricio Ruiz
Academic Coordinator
Carlos Pineda
Administrator
Julián Bedoya
Creative director
Mauricio Sánchez
Director of operations
Juan Esteban Álvarez
DIRECTOR OF SCIENTIFIC COMPUTATION

Design and prototyping

Andrey Jiménez
Design and prototyping
Juan David Valencia
Design and prototyping
Sebastián Robledo
ELECTRONICS
Juan Guillermo Cano
Design and prototyping
Daniel Martínez
Design and prototyping
Paulina Franco
GRAPHIC DESIGN

Instructors

Luis Miguel Molina
Instructor
Amalia Villegas
Instructor
Yessika Cano
Instructor
Sebastián Valencia
Instructor

Practitioners

Juan Camilo Rojas
Internship U. DE A.
Juanita Latorre
PRACTICING - SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY