After working in industry and 14 years of mentoring high school robotics teams , Jeanette and Mike became convinced there was a significant need for K-12 students to relearn the creativity and opportunity possible within the STEM career fields and to better prepare them for their future. In 2011 we jumped in big to our passion by committing to a 5 year lease and personally invested in a physical makerspace for 5 years in Sugar Land, Texas. The space was run similar to a makerspace with classes, programs, competitions and events with access to equipment such as 3D Printers, laser cutter, CNC and many LEGOS to inspire creativity. Our programs also included robotics, Internet of Things(IoT), Arduino, Raspberry Pi, programming, Minecraft and many other technologies to inspire our community. Our team members fluctuated between five to twenty-five team members over the five years and we were repeatedly asked whether we were going to open other spaces.
In the last two years that our makerspace was open, we saw the interest grow in schools, libraries and other community organizations to create their own makerspace education programs. Instead of continuing to grow our own community and wanting to focus on our family, we started our next chapter in our journey to inspire making and project-based learning by focusing on providing services to schools, libraries and other communities. We look forward to being a partner with you and your organization to share in the journey of making!