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Oct 9, 2015 | Madison Heights, Michigan

Triune Specialty Trailers Supports STEM Education At Congressional Briefing in Washington, D.C.

Triune Specialty Trailers announced its participation in a Congressional briefing on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math) education on October 1 in Washington, D.C.  At the Congressional briefing, Triune and other members of the Mobile Laboratory Coalition joined with STEM professionals, educators and partners from across the country to promote STEM education and mobile learning labs.

The Mobile Laboratory Coalition is a national partnership of science education programs whose common vision is to inspire an appreciation and knowledge of science and scientific inquiry. At the event, the Coalition shared strategies to engage the next-generation STEM workforce through the development and dissemination of traveling laboratories and education programs.

The panel of esteemed speakers presented proven and effective STEM education programs that are successfully being used across the country to drive interest and academic success among students through a combination of inquiry-based learning and real-life exposure to STEM careers.

Michigan-based members of Congress or staff who attended, included representatives for Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Rep. Dan Kildee (D-MI), Rep. Mike Bishop (D-MI), Rep. Sander Levin (D-MI), Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), Rep. Bill Huizenga (R-MI), Rep. Candice Miller (R-MI) and Senator Debbie Stabenow (D-MI).

“Michigan’s economy is dependent upon a skilled and educated STEM workforce,” said Harry Kurtz, President of Triune. “Sharing expertise and connecting partners with a common vision for STEM education is a key objective for the Coalition and for Triune. We’re dedicated to creating Michigan’s STEM workforce of tomorrow.”

Speakers at the event included Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN), Rep. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Rep. Donna Edwards (D-MD), Rep. Steny Hoyer (D-MD), Rep. Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Rep. Mark Takai (D-HI), Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), Brian Gaines, CEO of MdBio Foundation (Rockville, MD), Dr. Amanda Jones, Director of the Science Education Department at Seattle Children’s Research Institute (Seattle, WA), Michele Laverty, Director of Ag in Motion from the National Ag Science Center (Modesto, CO), and Dr. Mary Stapleton, Director of Bioscience Education and Outreach and Towson University (Baltimore, MD).

As a member of the Coalition, Triune Specialty Trailers has extensive expertise in creating educational, training and exhibit trailers for scientific and educational purposes. Most recently, Triune partnered with North Central Michigan College and the Northern Lakes Economic Alliance in the creation of the Digital Fab Lab, a mobile education and marketing vehicle that supports careers in high-tech manufacturing.

For additional information about Triune Specialty Trailers, visit www.triunemfg.com or email info@triunemfg.com. For more information about the Mobile Laboratory Coalition, visit www.mobilelabcoalition.com.

About Triune Specialty Trailers

Triune Specialty Trailers is a premier manufacturer of customized, expandable mobile trailer solutions. Triune produces trailers for marketing, educational, functional and experiential needs. For more information about Triune, visit www.triunemfg.com or email info@triunemfg.com.

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