Stratford, CT – October 31st, 2018 – The University of Bridgeport will cut the ribbon Thursday, November 1st, 2018 on a STEM on Wheels bus that will bring hands-on science — and a robot named Dash — to area schools. The mobile laboratory will teach students how to code, retrieve and interpret satellite data by contacting earth orbiting satellites and about mechatronics, a melding of mechanics and electronics.
Eventually the plan is to have the mobile laboratory provide hands-on lessons in science, technology, engineering, and math to students throughout Fairfield County. The bus combines the efforts of not just UB but the Discovery Museum, Greater Bridgeport Transit, NASA Connecticut Space Grant Consortium, Kubtec Scientific and the Connecticut Health & Education Facilities Authority.
Kubtec is supporting this initiative by providing our XPERT 20 X-ray Imaging System along with providing instruction and on-going STEM educational support in the radiology field. Students will gain an understanding of how X-ray technology works to enhance health care, environment, crops and many facets of day to day life.
“The STEM bus partners have a common goal to assist elementary through high school students achieve STEM literacy that will assist them thrive in the 21st century,” Ruba Deeb, director of biomedical research at UB said. From November 2018 to April 2019, STEM on Wheels will make weekly stops to Bridgeport public schools.
“Kubtec is proud to support University of Bridgeport in this important project of bringing STEM and hands-on science and technology to the students directly.” Says Vikram Butani, CEO of Kubtec.
The bus will be unveiled to the community at 2 p.m., Nov. 1, 2018, on UB’s Pedestrian Mall in front of Charles Dana Hall, 169 University Avenue. Members of the public are invited to attend.