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Learning Undefeated’s Drop Anywhere Lab Two-part Experience Honored as EdTech Awards “COOL TOOL” Finalist 2022

For the first time, the Drop Anywhere Lab Two-part Experience by Learning Undefeated was chosen as a finalist in the STEM (science, tech, engineering, math) solution awards category. The EdTech Awards recognizes people for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

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Learning Undefeated Prepares Over 3,000 Delaware Students for STEM Careers This School Year

With several months still to go in the 2021/22 school year, Learning Undefeated already has reached more than 3,000 Delaware middle and high school students with STEM learning experiences designed to showcase high-growth STEM jobs across the state. The program introduces Delaware students to in-demand STEM careers and groundbreaking discoveries being made right in their own backyard. Learning Undefeated has served more than 4,500 Delaware students since 2018.

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Learning Undefeated’s Magic School Bus Visits Austin, Texas

In full ’90s nostalgic fashion, the ‘Mobile eXploration Lab’ (MXLab) is bringing the Magic School Bus to life for some Central Texas students. The MXLab is a mobile classroom designed to introduce students to careers in science, technology, engineering and math. Inside are activities that promote critical thinking, scientific processes and hands-on learning for all grade levels.

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Learning Undefeated and CITGO partner to bring Mobile STEM Laboratory to Calcasieu Parish Schools

The centerpiece of the new program is Learning Undefeated’s Drop Anywhere Lab, a traveling science laboratory housed in a shipping container, which travels to a new school each week providing a field trip experience right in the school parking lot. The program engages local students with STEM concepts through hands-on projects on board the mobile lab and introduces them to in-demand STEM careers located right in their own backyard.

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High Point, Texas Elementary Experiences Mobile Learning

Over 400 kindergarten through fifth grade students at High Point Elementary were able to board the Texas Mobile STEM Lab where they are able to work cooperatively with other students to design a STEM project activity developed by Learning Undefeated, with support from the Texas Education Agency (TEA). Students were read the story of the Three Little Pigs told from the perspective of the “Big Bad Wolf.” Instructors Katie Askelson and Desurae Matthews challenged the students to design and construct a home that could withstand the powerful sneeze of the wolf.

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Mobile STEM lab gives Navasota elementary students opportunity to apply science and math to real-life challenges

First graders Ramon Martinez and Susie Pate both said their favorite part was creating homes, both of which fell the first time. Pate, who said she is interested in all types of science, said she learned that working together as a team is better.

There is a push in Texas and throughout the United States, Aguilar said, to use hands-on activities to encourage science and STEM education and to do so at an earlier age. “I feel like starting them off young, especially at first grade, kindergarten level is essential, so they could have those skills as they go throughout their schooling, and hopefully, will lead into going to college,” he said. “I feel like it’s a good opportunity that could project or have a major difference in their life, and especially in the occasion they do go on to pursue a higher education as well.”

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Young Emerging Leaders in Biotech Learn about SMART Scholarship-for-Service

“STEM is all about solving problems,” said Karrin Felton, program manager of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics, and Research for Transformation (SMART) Scholarship-for-Service Program, to a virtual audience of aspiring biotechnologists. “STEM brings people together from disparate backgrounds who have different ideas. This opposition is how we work things out.”

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Dropping In on STEM Education

An education partnership is looking to increase interest in STEM programs among area middle school students by literally dropping in at some local schools. The Drop Anywhere Lab is being used by the education non-profit Learning Undefeated to help grow kids’ interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Learning Undefeated has partnered with Astra Zeneca and the WRK Group (Reach Riverside and The Warehouse) to bring the Drop Anywhere Lab to several schools over the next several weeks.

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