MLC Member Directory

The Mobile Lab Coalition is proud to have member organizations all over the United States, and is extending to programs in other countries! Below are our current members:

**Indicates an Inaugural Member
 

California

Mobile Dinosaur Museum | Institute for the Study of Mongolian Dinosaurs | San Francisco, CA

The mobile dinosaur museum is a state-of-the art, walk-in, 37-foot long, handicap accessible vehicle. Inside are exhibits with scientifically accurate dinosaur casts, reconstructions, and videos, many of which feature Mongolian dinosaurs like Oviraptor and Protoceratops. The mobile museum tours across Mongolia and teaches kids about the fossil heritage of the country. The program runs jointly with local museums and schools. Email | Website

Salk Mobile Science Laboratory | Salk Institute for Biological Sciences | La Jolla, CA

The Salk Mobile Science Lab brings current experimental techniques directly into San Diego classrooms. Based on the theme of genetics and DNA technology, a team of Salk scientists leads entire classes of students through three sets of simple and enriching experiments. This type of inquiry-based, exploratory learning is fundamental to increasing student interest in the biological sciences. The Mobile Science Lab visits at least 18 area schools and educational institutions every year, providing over 2200 students with hands-on science experience. In the past ten years, the program has reached more than 25,000 local students.  Email |  Website

Colorado

Colorado State University | Fort Collins, CO
Our State is Colorado, but Rams are built on a global scale. We unite in Fort Collins, where our diverse backgrounds, cultures, and experiences strengthen our community. True to our land-grant beginnings, we’re focused on practical solutions for today and tomorrow. Email | Website
 

Curiosity Cruiser | Denver Museum of Nature and Science | Denver, CO

Introducing the Curiosity Cruiser, your friendly neighborhood museum on wheels! The Denver Museum of Nature & Science is hitting the road in a pop-up vehicle, stocked inside and out with fun activities for some on-the-go wonder for all ages. Keep your eyes peeled for the Curiosity Cruiser as it rolls into a neighborhood, festival, or spot near you, or track us down by following the Museum on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.  The all-new multisensory experiences on the Curiosity Cruiser will give you a taste for discovery. Play with your tolerance for spice, use scent to connect to your favorite memories, convince your friends to dissect familiar foods in the name of science, and find out how your genetics influence your food preferences. There’s no end to the wows when you’re enjoying some brain foodEmail | Website

Mobile Earth & Space Observatory (MESO) | National Space Science & Technology Institute |  Colorado Springs, CO

The Mobile Earth + Space Observatory (MESO) is a STEM science center on wheels focused on Earth and space science. Scientist educators motivate and excite students by letting them experience what it is to be a real scientist using telescopes, spectroscopy, a cloud chamber, infrared camera, and other scientific instrumentation. We collaborate with the Global Learning and Observations to Benefit the Environment (GLOBE) program, and offer an intensive environmental education program on the importance of water. MESO reaches out to remote rural and underserved Colorado schools and communities, and students in demographics underrepresented in STEM higher education programs and career fields. Email | Website

Connecticut

UB-Discovery STEM on Wheels | University of Bridgeport | Bridgeport, CT

The University of Bridgeport – Discovery Museum STEM on Wheels bus is a mobile laboratory, which offers hands-on STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) experiences for area K-12 classrooms. During the academic school year, University of Bridgeport (UB) College of Engineering, Business and Education faculty and students and Discovery Museum staff travel to area elementary, middle and high schools and immerse students in exciting, interactive activities using technology typically not available in most classrooms. Email | Website

Florida

MoLab | MoLab, Inc. | Tallahassee, FL

MoLab is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) corporation that provides on-the-go, dynamic, hands-on, and inquiry-based science experiences through a mobile laboratory that promotes discovery. The goal of MoLab is to enhance student achievement in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) in a fun, interactive setting.  MoLab meets the needs of teachers and students in North Florida and Southern Georgia driving science education to schools, after-school programs, camp sessions, outreach activities, and community events.  Email | Website

Osceola Mobile STEM Lab | The School District of Osceola County  | Kissimmee, FL

The Osceola Mobile STEM Lab is a customized vehicle providing fifth graders in our district's Title I schools with access to state-of-the-art technology and equipment not readily available at their schools. This one-of-a-kind educational resource, focused on the need for a STEM trained workforce of the future, places the district at the forefront of a progressive delivery system for STEM education. As part of our outreach to parents and community members, a STEM Family Engagement is planned at each school in collaboration with the Orlando Science Center. This allows the STEM experience to be shared with the school's community. Email | Website

Georgia

The Bio-Bus Program** | Georgia State University | Atlanta, GA

We are scientists, students and educators at Georgia State University who are committed to building a learning community that serves all Georgians. Mission – The Bio-Bus Program provides hands-on activities and demonstrations designed to generate a sense of excitement about science. It is a science field trip which comes to you! Goals – We want to share the FUN we find in doing science with K-12 students and their families and teachers. Email |  Website

STEAM Truck | Community Guilds | Atlanta, GA

Community Guilds delivers an innovative approach to education through its growing fleet of mobile makerspaces. STE(A)M Trucks target elementary and middle school students most underrepresented in STEM careers while building the capacity of teachers over multiple visits. The STE(A)M Truck experience is anchored by a rigorous, experiential learning-based curriculum, and brought to life with community expertise. We do two things really well. 1. We give kids an opportunity to get their hands dirty and make things. 2. We empower teachers to continue this work once we drive away. Email | Website

Hawaii

I Am A Scientist** | Chaminade University of Honolulu | Honolulu, HI

Chaminade University’s “I Am A Scientist” offers science outreach programs to grades K-6 that are aligned with the Hawaii Dept. of Education’s Content and Performance Standards. Instruction is provided by research scientists, graduate and undergraduate students who also serve as examples in the education to career pathway. Our curriculum is inquiry based and allows students to discover the everyday relevance of science and math in their daily lives. Students conduct experiments using modern biotech equipment, supplies and technology used in real laboratories. In addition to classroom visits, we provide school family night and community events. Email | Website

Indiana

Mobile STEM Classroom | La Porte County Public Library | La Porte, IN

The mobile classroom provides hands on, inquiry based lessons in order to expose students in grades 3-8 to innovative, inquiry based engineering, science, and technology lessons that will enable them to develop an awareness of their own abilities and interests. These lessons and experiences will correlate directly with Indiana’s Academic Standards and college and career readiness skills that will better enable students to make decisions on college and career pathways.  Email |  Website

Louisiana

Ochsner Education Outreach | Ochsner Clinic Foundation | New Orleans, LA

Education Outreach is committed to developing a well-prepared and informed workforce pipeline for health sciences and positively impacting P-12 education outcomes. We do this through: Connecting Classroom to Career by providing active, learning opportunities and resources for students, virtual and in-person Increasing Equitable Access to High-Quality Learning by supporting teacher professional development with industry-vetted tools and experiences Enhancing STEM Literacy for the community through collaboration partnerships Drive Student Achievement and Confidence in Science by developing inquiry-based, hands-on curriculum. Email | Website

Maryland

Anne Arundel County Public Schools | Anne Arundel County, MD

Advanced Studies and Programs is rooted in the development and delivery of powerful teaching that ensures every student has access to academic experiences differentiated to their specific ability and need. ASP promotes engaged learning through rigorous instruction, authentic application and community connections. Our goal is to prepare our students to be 21st Century competent, expert learners in their college and career readiness journey. We are dedicated to preparing our students to communicate precisely, work cooperatively, think creatively, and initiate action as they prepare to participate in a global society. Email |  Website

Learning Undefeated** | Learning Undefeated, Inc. | Rockville, MD

Learning Undefeated provides life-changing STEM experiences for high needs communities by providing equitable access to education and inspiring students to imagine their own success. With a fleet of six mobile labs, including shipping containers, trailers, and busses, Learning Undefeated mobile lab programs have served over 200K students across 19 states. Mobile STEM education is part of Learning Undefeated’s larger strategy to increase student interest in STEM careers, bringing scientific tools and techniques right to the school parking lot and allowing students access to experiences far beyond what many schools can provide.  Email |  Website

STEM Mobile Learning Lab | Anne Arundel County Public Schools | Anne Arundel District, MD

The STEM Mobile Learning Lab is a project supported by the AACPS/Advanced Studies & Programs office. Our primary goal is to design and build a STEM classroom inside a Thomas flat-front school bus. When completed the STEM Mobile Learning Lab and teaching staff will travel to AACPS Elementary schools, providing K-5th grade students with authentic, standards –based learning laboratories, which will integrate engineering design, mathematics and scientific inquiry.  Email |  Website

Massachusetts

CityLab** | Boston University School of Medicine | Boston, MA

CityLab’s mission is to provide access to state-of-the-art biotechnology laboratory facilities and curriculum, unavailable to most school systems. Teachers from Massachusetts and neighboring states bring their students to CityLab where they solve problems by applying the same techniques and concepts of genetics and molecular biology used in research laboratories today. Each topic is presented in a mystery format.  Email |  Website

Ocean Learning Lab and Immersive Experiences (OLLIE) | Manchester, MA

Our mission is to bring the ocean to the people. We use the power of wonder and curiosity, immersive, shared experiences and resource-rich conversations to help the public understand how we are connected to our oceans. Our traveling immersive submarine experience takes people on virtual field trips around the ocean and engages them in hands-on research and exploration. Email | Website

Michigan

Mobile Lab | Michigan Technical University | Houghton, MI

The Michigan Tech Mobile Lab provides a unique venue for hands-on discovery based education in sustainable transportation. Education opportunities include STEM outreach to pre-college youth and interested community members as well as college courses and short courses. The mobile lab includes classroom space, multi-function lab benches, two powertrain test cells, four production level hybrid vehicles, a configurable hybrid vehicle, and a portable chassis dynamometer.  Email |  Website

New Jersey

Mobile STEM Lab | Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey | North Branch, NJ

Girl Scouts Heart of New Jersey is in the preliminary stages of building a mobile STEM lab. Email | Website
 

Rutgers Science Explorer | Rutgers University | Piscataway, NJ

The Rutgers Science Explorer (RSE) is dedicated to promoting hands-on activities in the STEM disciplines among middle school students around NJ. The RSE brings together teachers, scientists and K-12 students in a unique environment where everybody can learn from each other, solving together a real life research problem.  Email | Website

STEM Programs and Interactive Experiences | Liberty Science Center | Jersey City, NJ

We take our branded minivans to schools around NJ, NY, and occasionally into CT to deliver exciting assembly programs and hands-on classroom workshops for grades K-12 in all areas of science. We also have ongoing in-school and after school programs that span the entire school year with the same students. Email | Website

New York

BioBus** | BioBus, Inc. | New York, NY

BioBus, Inc. operates two mobile microscope laboratory whose mission is to heighten interest, knowledge, and scientific skills of all who climb aboard. BioBus demystifies science by making it accessible to all. Primarily, we serve schools that lack the necessary resources to adequately teach inquiry-based science. In addition to school visits, the BioBus regularly attends community outreach events. As a result, the BioBus acts as a scientific ambassador, giving the masses access to a research laboratory.  Email |  Website

Modern Black Inventors Exhibit | Highlands Mills, NY

This program showcases the modern black inventions that have shaped our time and lives today. Everything from the modern microphone to the Telecommunications Network to laser cataract surgery. Our mission is to use S.T.E.M. to bring to light these inventors and their inventions to inspire today's youth. Email | Website

 
North Carolina

High Point University Mobile Lab | High Point University | High Point, NC

The High Point University Mobile Lab is a tool that enable us to bring cutting-edge science directly to outreach partners in the High Point, NC community, thus fostering an environment that promotes scientific education and community engagement in which our undergraduates can acquire real-world experience and skills.. Email | Website

North Dakota

Bismark Public Schools | Missouri River Area Career and Technical Center | Bismark, ND

Provides Career and Technical Education Opportunities through the establishment of an Area Career and Technology Center. The Center will provide a sequence of CTE programs through virtual or distance-learning methods of instruction and expand/enhance traditionally delivered programs in the Missouri River Education Cooperative schools. Email | Website

Pennsylvania

 

Mobile Ag Ed Science Lab | PA Friends of Agriculture Foundation | Camp Hill, PA

A mobile agriculture education science lab, complete with all supplies and a certified teacher, travels to a different elementary or middle school in Pennsylvania each week. The lab is designed to target grades K through 8. A 40 ft. trailer complete with heating and air conditioning, the mobile lab contains 12 work stations. Each station provides space for 2-3 students to complete hands-on experiments. The lab accommodates up to 25-30 classes per week, by teaching (5-6) 50 minute science classes per day. The science curriculum taught meets Pennsylvania Department of Education Science & Technology and Environment & Ecology Standards and is endorsed by the Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture. The children perform hands-on science experiments, each teaching a lesson in agriculture. The experiments performed include equipment and supplies not readily available to classroom teachers and are of a nature that most teachers wouldn't want to tackle in a traditional classroom setting. Each science experiment is designed to emphasize a different aspect of agriculture, including Pennsylvania's primary commodities, the environment, biotechnology, food and fiber, etc. Children work cooperatively to solve a problem as they form a hypothesis, collect data and draw conclusions. Email | Website

SPARC | PA Society for Biomedical Research (PSBR) | Camp Hill, PA

We love educating students! To this end, we provide in-class projects, workshops, speakers, and experiences for students from kindergarten through college. Email | Website

Puerto Rico

Mobile Vector Education Unit | San Juan, Puerto Rico

The Mobile Vector Education Unit is a 28' long trailer designed to educate children and families about the mosquito Aedes aegypti in Puerto Rico. The MVEU includes a virtual reality system, touch screens, microscopes, life specimens and more. The MVEU will go to all municipalities in Puerto Rico. Email | Website

South Carolina

 

The Gene Machine | Greenwood Genetic Center  | Greenwood, SC

The Gene Machine is the mobile component of the Greenwood Genetic Center's outreach education program. The mobile lab travels throughout South Carolina, serving high schools that are too distant to make a field trip to Greenwood. We provide this opportunity free of charge to SC schools. Our objectives are to increase genetic literacy in teachers and students, provide equal access to modern laboratory equipment, and to encourage students to continue their education in the field of science.  Email |  Website

 
Tennessee

Science on Wheels | LeMoyne-Owen College | Memphis, TN

Science on Wheels is a retired Memphis City bus that has been transformed into a mobile science laboratory. Our service audience is 4th and 5th grade classes in the Memphis inner city low-income under-served minority population.  Email |  Website

Texas

Region 13 Mobile Labs | Region 13 Education Service Center | Austin, TX

Our first Mobile Lab is outfitted with current industry-approved medical equipment and is designed for students to pursue their interests in the health science pathway. Using the curriculum and materials provided in the lab, students have the option to earn different healthcare industry certifications, such as Medical Assisting and Phlebotomy, in conjunction with dual credit options. Students who wish to pursue additional certifications or licenses would be prepared to enroll in post secondary education programs to further their education. Email | Website

(See also Learning Undefeated in Maryland, which also runs a mobile lab in TX)

Utah

Utah STEM Bus | Utah STEM Action Center | Salt Lake City, UT

Leading the way with the classroom of the future, the Utah STEM Bus is connecting industry to the classroom and creating career pathways for students by delivering real world, project-based STEM curriculum to every school and community in Utah. Thanks in part to a 1.5 million grant from the Tesoro Foundation, the Utah STEM Bus was created May 2016 and will be out in force starting the 2017 – 2018 school year. With the Utah STEM Action Center, we hope to create a STEM competitive workforce and continue to push Utah as a leader in STEM education. Email | Website

Virginia

Advanced Manufacturing | Patrick Henry Community College | Martinsville, VA

The Advanced Manufacturing Mobile Lab will be used for engagement and recruitment and will be used by potential students, employers, and community members. PHCC is the only provider of higher education within Patrick County. Parts of the county are more than an hour and a half away from PHCC’s main campus, which limits the ability of many residents to participate in training. The mobile lab will increase the number of residents who pursue and complete programs of study. The lab will contain mechatronics, robotics, additive manufacturing, CNC milling, and other relevant equipment. Email | Website

STEM Mobile Learning Lab** | The Institute for Advanced Learning and Research | Danville, VA

The STEM Mobile Learning Lab (STEM ML2) will advance K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education by providing hands-on training and activities and professional development opportunities for regional teachers and students.  Email |  Website

Washington

Science Adventure Lab** | Seattle Children's Research Institute | Seattle, WA

As part of Seattle Children’s mission to improve child health through education, we've launched the Science Adventure Lab. Our mission is to deliver innovative educational experiences that inspire new passions for science, promote better health for all students, and enhance science education throughout Washington state by working in partnership with teachers, schools and communities.  Email |  Website

International Members

Biomedical Scientist of The Future | African Institute of Biomedical Science and Technology | Pretoria, South Africa

At AiBST we have initiated a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program that focuses on promoting community engagement with high school students to identify community health problems and jointly proposing how they can be addressed using scientific approaches. The program involves research methods science training camps where we train high school children (12-18 yrs olds), then we ask them to engage community stakeholders in designing research approaches that answer community problems. So far, we have conducted over 20 camps, trained over 2000 students from 100 schools. The program involves competitive research projects culminating in science exhibitions. Because of challenges of difficult terrains, accessing remote rural schools has been a problem, hence our interest in mobile laboratories to reach and engage students and communities in these rural locations. EmailWebsite

Fun Science Lab | Microbiology Institute of ANAS | Baku, Azerbaijian

Fun Science Lab: Time for Experiments is a mobile lab where children aged 4 to 14 have a chance to learn science through entertainment and exploration. We are mobile, so we can conduct, scale and modernize masterclasses in multidisciplinary scientific fields and science picnics in the locations selected by our customers. Our mission is to inspire creativity, curiosity, lifelong learning and develop critical thinking. We provide a fresh look at what previously was boring or difficult to learn. Fun Science Lab brings entertainment to kids through fun experiments for their basic knowledge of different scientific subjects. Fun Science Lab was a finalist in the 2019 U.S Department of State's Global Innovation through Science and Technology competition.  Email

LIFE | The Novo Nordisk Foundation | Denmark

LIFE is a nonprofit project to establish a world-class learning laboratory. We develop experimental science learning packages targeting teachers and students in primary and lower-secondary schools and upper-secondary schools (STX, HTX and HF) in Denmark. The learning packages are free of charge. When fully operational LIFE will have 10 mobile labs with the ambition of reaching 17% of all Danish primary school pupils each year. Email |  Website

Corporate Members


Farber Specialty Vehicles | Farber Specialty Vehicles | Reynoldsburg, OH

We are a family owned business, currently introducing the 4th generation. Farber Specialty employs over 100 people and is engaged in the research, design, development and manufacture of custom specialty vehicles.  A talented workforce with an extremely high retention rate has been the cornerstone of Farber Specialty Vehicles’ success. Our team leaders oversee a staff of more than 100 skilled craftsmen and have been in the industry from ten to thirty years.  Email |  Website
 

Triune Speciality Trailers | Triune Speciality Trailers | Madison Heights, MI

We are an OEM very interested in manufacturing STEM Mobile Laboratories for the STEM communities in the United States. We manufacture all lengths of trailers and expandable sided trailers for commercial and military purposes. Email Website