JobInventor, Innovator, Owner
SpecializedInventing and Innovating, Engineering & Scientific Practices (NGSS), 3D Printing, Robotics, Electronics
Experience30+ Industry Experience, 15+ Robotics Team Mentor, 7+ Teaching, Inventor
Mike Hinkle is a STEM educator, inventor and maker. Together with his wife Jeanette Breton in 2011 he 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. After more than 3 decades of engineering and technology leadership roles in the Energy industry, 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. Despite the amazing progress in technology and its increasing impact on our lives, for most students the STEM education experience had become passive and unengaging, so Mike and Jeanette created Techno Chaos to deliver rich authentic STEM learning using hands-on projects and classes featuring leading-edge technology. The goal was to get students on the path to where they are still active learners and productive creators 30 years and more from now.
Mike and Jeanette have two sons in Lewis Palmer 38 in Monument, Colorado, and 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.
Checkout my blog, Adventures in Making