STEM Mobile Exploratorium
The field trip that comes to you!
Hawkeye has pioneered an effort to advance STEM by harnessing the immersive power of innovative technologies and learning environments through a mobile lab – the Mobile STEM Exploratorium (or STEMi). We have transformed our extended semi-trailer into a one-of-a-kind, mobile classroom that allows for a new depth in the learning experience.
Our personal immersion technologies deliver new ways of learning that allow users to interact with academic content in ways not possible in a traditional classroom. We provide professional development to school districts so teachers can utilize all of the elements available in our learning lab before we deliver the STEMi to their school. The lab travels around Northeast Iowa and beyond.
Bring the lab to your school
A full day of professional development is required before the lab will visit your school. Email us to schedule your day of development, which is held on our main campus in Waterloo multiple times each year. A minimum of two teachers (up to three) must take part in the training before you'll be given access to the STEMi. We schedule visits between September 1 and December 1 and between mid-March and Memorial Day. We deliver the STEMi to your location and set up all technologies so STEMi-trained staff can hit the ground running. We also offer summer STEM camps each June.
Booking info and visit requests
There is a charge to deliver, set up, help with facilitation, and provide technical support as needed for a single week – Monday at 10:00am through Friday at 2:00pm. Contact our STEM Coordinator to learn more.