Venture Robotics Team

Who We Are

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Ginger Schantz

President

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.

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Dann Schantz

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.

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Robert Hoffman

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.