Drop Anywhere Labs

Modular drop-in clinics for COVID-19 vaccinations and testing

Infinitely flexible, Learning Undefeated’s Drop Anywhere Labs offer secure and professional space for mobile health initiatives including COVID testing and vaccinations. The compact shipping container framework allows for easy deployment to urban environments. All units are fully self-sufficient, with power, heating/cooling, and HEPA filtration, and space for specialty refrigeration units. Laboratories can be deployed in as little as two weeks.

Faith in the Vaccine: Partnership with DC Health

In 2021, when school closures halted delivery of in-person STEM programing, Learning Undefeated sprang into action to modify our Drop Anywhere Labs to serve as mobile vaccination clinics for vulnerable populations. This groundbreaking initiative was part of Washington, DC Department of Health’s Faith in the Vaccine program.

Designed to bring COVID-19 vaccinations to medically underserved parts of the city (specifically Wards 5, 7, and 8), the Faith in the Vaccine program leveraged houses of worship across the city and mobilized Black faith leaders as credible messengers, to help spread the word about the vaccine’s safety and efficacy. In this high-touch pilot program, churches personally reached out to qualified parishioners and community members, assisting seniors 65 and over in making their appointments and addressing concerns prior to their vaccine appointment. By managing appointments in this way, the program supported equitable distribution of vaccines to populations most in need and those left out of open online scheduling mechanisms.

The program was a collaboration between Learning Undefeated and DC HealthMary’s Center, the Leadership Council for Healthy CommunitiesFiveMedicine, and the Black Coalition Against COVID-19.

More than 6,000 Washington, DC residents received their COVID-19 vaccine onboard Learning Undefeated’s Drop Anywhere Lab. The mobile laboratory – normally used to provide STEM education for K12 students – is a compact shipping container featuring onboard power, heating and cooling, extra HEPA filtration, vaccine refrigeration units and advanced immersive technology, such as touch-screen walls and movie-theater quality projection, light and sound.

Drop Anywhere Lab Features

  • Self-sufficient mobile laboratory with onboard power, water, and refrigeration
  • Compact shipping container framework easily deployed in urban environments
  • Professional, laboratory grade surfaces
  • Interactive teaching tools including touchscreen walls, projection mapping
  • Public health outreach programming

Education to Improve Health Outcomes

Learning Undefeated is a non-profit organization that provides life-changing STEM experiences for nearly 50,000 students per year. Our mobile laboratory fleet includes trailers, buses, and shipping containers. All of our labs are designed to immerse and engage people with science and health.

With more than 20 years of proven STEM education experience, Learning Undefeated and the Drop Anywhere Labs can provide culturally relevant, community-based public health programs to distribute information about vaccine safety and efficacy. Onboard immersive technology makes even a short interaction very impactful, using touch-screen walls and movie-theater quality projection, light, and sound. Projectors and television monitors controlled by an on-board computer also allow for interactive presentations to be brought outdoors.

With laboratory grade equipment and adaptable presentation technology, Drop Anywhere Labs are a scalable solution for vaccine delivery, testing, and community health education.

Our Impact Fighting COVID-19

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In a typical school year, Maryland-based nonprofit Learning Undefeated serves over 50,000 K-12 students with immersive STEM learning onboard its fleet of mobile laboratories: tricked out trucks, shipping containers and busses that bring life-changing STEM experiences right to the school parking lot. But when the organization had to park its mobile labs due to COVID-19, Learning Undefeated quickly pivoted to developing hands-on digital experiences that would keep students and teachers connected with STEM subjects while learning at home.

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