JobInnovator, Mentor, Owner
SpecializedMakerspace Advisor, Engineering / Science Practices (NGSS), Programming, Minecraft, Technology Integration
Experience13+ years in industry, parent, 6+ years at Techno
Jeanette is an engineering and technology educator, educator consultant and maker. Together with her husband, Mike Hinkle, in 2011 she started Techno Chaos in Sugar Land, Texas, a STEM education center with the mission to inspire learning and innovating and thereby build creative individuals and tech-savvy communities. The center 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. In 2016 instead of continuing to grow our own community, Jeanette and Mike started their next chapter in their journey to inspire making and project-based learning by focusing on providing services to schools, libraries and other communities.
Jeanette is a Texas A&M graduate with a bachelors in Chemical Engineering. She has worked in the energy, online trading and telecommunications industries in roles such as reseach technology integration, technology analyst, instructor, project / product manager and business consultant. After working in these industries 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 that.
Jeanette and Mike have two sons currently enrolled in Lewis-Palmer 38 in Monument, Colorado. Jeanette with her family enjoys being an entrepreneur in a business where they can apply a wide range of creative and inventive energies. They have organized large learning events such as Houston Mini Maker Faire and the Maker Exhibition at Comicpalooza, and travel extensively within the US with their sons when they are able to get away on vacations. With the move to Colorado in 2017, making and entrepreneurship as a family and encouraging our sons to be life-long learners has been our family's primary focus.