Seeking funding via Georgia Tech Foundation; presently supported by STEM@GTRI; occasionally partnering with CEISMC

GT Mobile STEM Lab

Goals

At Georgia Tech, we live in an incubator for problem solving, scientific inquiry, and technological innovation, but the public at large is surprisingly ignorant about the STEM disciplines. We will build the Georgia Tech Mobile STEM Laboratory – a sustainable and continually growing infrastructure we’ll use to measurably impact this ignorance regionally and nationally. Ultimately, we’ll have a fleet of vehicles filled with innovative and exciting experiments, demonstrations, and exhibits backed by robust logistics. This resource will enable us to nudge public understanding and support of STEM from the bottom up by facilitating the direct engagement of a diverse group of scientists and engineers (students and professional, all genders, races, and backgrounds) with K-12 students to produce meaningful impact.

Issues Involved or Addressed

We have an impressive track record of leveraging helpers to reach >45,000 people since 2008. To drastically hone our educational message and increase our impact, we will: continually design, build, and test new hardware and activities; invent tools to manage logistics and maximize our impact; and create an innovative communications system with exceptional, continually evolving training materials managed with modern tools such as Wiki and social media.

Methods and Technologies

  • Design, build, and test hardware for exhibits and novel demonstrations
  • Design compelling educational materials to facilitate STEM learning
  • Research, brainstorm, develop and test new STEM experiments and activities
  • Develop efficient logistical infrastructure to support wide impact

Academic Majors of Interest

  • Business Administration
  • Architecture
  • Industrial Design
  • Aerospace Engineering
  • Biology
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics
  • Computer Engineering
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Mathematics

Preferred Interests and Preparation

Meeting Schedule & Location

Time: 

9:05-9:55

Day: 

Tues

Location: 

VL 465

Team Advisors

Sponsor(s)

Seeking funding via Georgia Tech Foundation; presently supported by STEM@GTRI; occasionally partnering with CEISMC