Chris Hennes, Ph.D.

Technology Educator; FreeCAD Developer; Food Lover; Ballroom Dancer

About Me

I received my Bachelor's degree in Aerospace Engineering from Iowa State University, and my Master's and Ph.D. in Aerospace Engineering from Penn State. I work as a STEAM Specialist for Pioneer Library System at the Norman Public Library Central in Norman, Oklahoma, USA. I am also the Director of Operations for the eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters, a Maintainer of the open-source CAD package FreeCAD, and a ballroom dancer.

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    STEAM Specialist
    I teach and develop science and technology classes for a public library in Norman, OK. This includes coding classes, movie-making programs, and classes on using the Maker Lab equipment. 
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    Culinary Society
    The eGullet Society for Culinary Arts & Letters operates the eGullet Forums, a food-focused culinary discussion site. I maintain the server and coordinate the Society's volunteer team.
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    FreeCAD is a free, open-source 3D parametric computer-aided design package written in C++ and Python. I code, review others' code, and write about it.

Travel & Food Photography

Norman Public Library Central

New building under construction, dawn, Summer 2019

Volcanoes National Park

Morning at Kilauea, 2019 


I am also a (very) amateur ballroom dancer, competing in the UCWDC circuit.

Chris and Karen Hennes in a dance competition
Chris and Karen Hennes in a dance competition
Chris Hennes and instructor Kate Linkous in a dance competition


Norman Public Library Central
103 W Acres ST,
Norman, OK 73069, US
P: (405)701-2600

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