The STEM Mobile Learning Lab advances K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math education by providing quality, hands-on activities for students.
Students and educators within the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research’s (IALR) service region enjoy a high level of exposure to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) education when they board the STEM Mobile Learning Lab. The lab hosts students at IALR and travels around visiting schools, neighborhoods, organizations, community events and more.
"“This makes me want to go back to school again and learn about science!”Michelle Pooler from Apex, NC
From the moment the STEM Lab arrives, participants are able to immerse themselves in the STEM areas and are amazed and excited by the presentations and hands-on STEM educational activities. The STEM Mobile Learning Lab is IALR’s means of delivering STEM education to Southern Virginia and beyond!
Our current theme is Robotics with Green Technology.
The STEM Mobile Lab offers:
- Wireless internet access
- PC and Mac laptops
- 40 inch HD monitor screen linked to a Blu-ray DVD player
- Large assortments of hands-on learning supplies and equipment
- High resolution microscopes
- Robots, probes and other green technology
As of May 16, 2017, the STEM Mobile Learning Lab has visited 685 sites with a total of 54,365 participants on board.