A high tech STEM bus in Osceola County is the first of its kind in the nation, with more on the way.
The district is committed to high tech expansion of its STEM curriculum. With the assistance of public and private partners, they have commissioned a 45 foot motor coach to be outfitted with state of the art mobile work stations. Private partners include the Education Foundation Osceola, Walt Disney World and Dell. Public support came from the Osceola County Commission.
The Mobile STEM Lab was on display for local dignitaries and fifth grade students at Kissimmee Elementary School. Of the 28 mobile labs of this standard, this is the only one for a K-12 school district. The others are part of hospitals and universities.
“When our commissioners toured our STEM schools, they asked how they could help, and they stepped up and helped monetarily,” District Superintendent Melba Luciano said. “We haven’t been alone in this, we’ve had great community involvement. We want the kids to know that the community is here for you to see that you are successful.”