STEMBusUSA hits the highway on a West Coast Tour
Sponsored by the Micron Foundation, STEM Revolution’s STEM Bus Mobile Lab brings innovative, interactive exhibits to over 40,000 students per bus, per year. This August the STEM Bus is venturing on a journey to deliver its message to communities in the American West.
BOISE, Idaho (Aug. 25, 2017) - STEM Revolution (TM) offers a full range of STEM expertise and offerings, such as the highly innovative STEM Bus Mobile LabTM, to help schools develop their long-term Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math strategy (STEM). The vibrant 60-foot STEM Bus quickly becomes a symbol of innovation in a community, as it travels to local schools and community events, exposing thousands of students to potential career paths. It brings the field trip to the school.
And this August and September, through the very generous funding of the Micron Foundation, you might see it motoring through your hometown as it makes its way from Idaho, Washington, and Oregon – all the way to California, Arizona and Nevada. On its way there and back, the STEM Bus will be doing what it does best – welcoming attendees to come on board and experience high-tech educational stations.
Designed by Stanford and MIT PhD’s Drs. Lorna and Paul Finman, a STEM Bus visit begins with a high- energy assembly. There's music, an emcee, smoke machines, and even a full-size human robot! Assemblies feature a ‘rockstar’ setup including: a stage, sound system, camera, banners, TV monitors, and the latest technology used in the demonstrations. The STEM Bus Mobile Lab reaches as many as 450 students in a typical daylong visit. Offerings are rotated frequently so that students experience the best in STEM innovations.
“The STEM Bus Mobile Lab is a signature offering for STEM Revolution,” said Dr. Lorna Finman, founder and CEO of STEM Revolution. She further notes: “Over 20 hands-on, interactive exhibits are at the heart of the STEM Bus Mobile Lab experience. These feature the latest technology including video-game programming, robotics, biotech, virtual reality and circuitry activities - helping to make STEM learning fun for all students.”
The STEM Bus Mobile Lab program is completely funded by sponsorships and grants from local companies. The Micron Foundation was one of the first to sponsor a STEM Bus. They believed in it so much, that three years ago the Micron Foundation made a $675,000 commitment to the program.
"Our primary mission at the Micron Foundation is to spark a passion for STEM education in youth, in the hopes of helping develop next-generation engineers. We're thrilled to partner to enable this mobile science lab to help accomplish this goal," stated Dee Mooney, executive director, Micron Foundation. “There is no other project that we do that fulfills our mission so completely.”
An analysis study by Jean Anne Incorvia, a Postdoctoral fellow from Stanford University, revealed that after experiencing a STEM Bus visit 75% of the students indicated they wanted to become involved in STEM. We welcome you to become involved, too. You can begin by following STEM Revolution's STEM Bus on its West Coast Tour at www.facebook.com/stemrevolution - let's all get on board!
The Micron Foundation, a private non-profit organization created with a gift in 1999 from Micron Technology, is focused on developing effective programs that promote science, technology, engineering, and math education and enriching the communities where Micron employees live and work. For more information, visit micron.com/foundation and follow the Foundation on Twitter: @Micron_Giving.
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About STEM Revolution
Founded by Dr. Lorna Finman - whose credits include a Master’s and Doctoral degree in Physics from Stanford University, former astronaut candidate, recipient of the Innovator of the Year award, and CEO for the high-tech engineering firm LCF Enterprises - STEM Revolution sets the bar for educating and inspiring students to pursue careers in STEM fields. Additional details, videos, and testimonials for STEM Revolution can be found at www.STEMRevolution.com STEM Revolution is a 501(c)(3) organization.