An after-school STEM “learning bus” hits the road this week traveling to rural and inner city communities as part of an effort to spark students’ interest in science and technology. The “NanoBus” learning laboratory is designed to teach middle school students about science through demonstrations and experiments. It is staffed by students at the Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering in Greensboro.
The bus is the result of an alliance between the joint school, the North Carolina Center for Afterschool Programs and the North Carolina Center of Innovation Network. STEM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering and math. High Point-based Thomas Built Buses donated the bus chassis that was converted into the NanoBus. Funding also came from Duke Energy Foundation.
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