Triune Attends and Presents at Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference 2017
Triune was honored to attend and present at the Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference held on July 25-28, 2017 on the campus of Rutgers University in New Jersey. The Mobile Laboratory Coalition is an organization of traveling laboratory-based education programs that provide access to hands-on, contemporary science education for K-12 students, educators, and the community. This year’s Mobile Laboratory Coalition Conference brought together STEM professionals, educators and other partners to learn about innovative advances in informal science education.
Harry Kurtz, president of Triune, attended with Sarah McKinnon, a Triune representative. According to Harry, “We’re excited to be a key contributor to the development and expansion of the mobile laboratory concept. This conference is one of many ways that we’re sharing our knowledge and experience. At the same time, we’re also learning more about mobile education so that we anticipate future needs for our clients.”
Sarah reports that key topics included thoughtful presentations about developing collaborations with scientists and graduate students for curriculum, diversity, expanding mobile outreach to underserved communities and marketing and messaging for mobile STEM labs.
Triune’s own William “Jake” Jacobs ran an engaging workshop on Designing and Building a State-of-the-Art Mobile STEM Lab. The workshop was truly a hands-on experience as it took place inside the MXLab, a Triune-built mobile STEM lab. Participants could see, hear, feel and touch all of the features that make the MXLab, the largest of its kind, a soup-to-nuts STEM learning vehicle.
All the mobile labs at the conference rallied in a large parking lot at Rutgers for tours and a strolling lunch. There were more than 50 people in the MXLab at one time enjoying lunch comfortably in the air conditioning.