STEM Truck Design and Education

Goals

To identify best practices for STEM truck design and education. The research will inform a discovery readout.

Early Findings

"Brain Food Truck"

  • In 2019, Southeastern Louisiana University developed a mobile STEM truck in collaboration with the Tangi STEM Coalition.
  • The aim was to increase the access of STEM activities by youth in marginalized communities. Students in the area have the chance to enrich their minds through active involvement in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) projects through the vehicle.
  • The areas that are served include St. Helena, Washington, Livingston, and Tangipahoa.
  • The project's co-chair said that the success of the truck can be attributed to the expertise of partners who led in the assembly of the shelving used in the truck.
  • Additionally, volunteers were crucial for the success of the truck.

Summary of Early Findings

  • Our first hour of research was spent scanning for information surrounding mobile STEM or educational trucks and we determined that the information is publicly available.
  • We assumed a U.S. focus for all the research and scanning for information. If a global focus is desired, please inform us in any reply.
  • Please select one or more of the options provided in the scoping section below.

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