Get to Know the Texas Mobile STEM Lab
Onboard the Texas Mobile STEM Lab, students solve engineering design challenges and work cooperatively to design a product or process using model STEM activities developed by Learning Undefeated, with support from the Texas Education Agency (TEA), that integrate content knowledge aligned to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS). This program is offered at no cost to the schools.
The Texas Mobile STEM Lab offers cross-curricular STEM experiences. These activities will introduce STEM to students from Kindergarten through Grade 8, and allow students to engage with the engineering design process. Learning Undefeated will provide the materials needed to complete engineering design challenges focused on brainstorming, designing, and testing. All activities focus on students designing solutions to problems, and allow for collaboration and exploration of the content.
Footprint: Nearly 1,000 square feet
Class size: Up to 40 students, however, due to the COVID-19 pandemic classes will be restricted to 15 students at any time to accommodate social distancing
Technology: Six touch-screen flat-panel televisions, internet, and more than one mile of CAT-5 cabling to enable state-of-the-art education
Began service: 2017/2018 school year, the 2020/21 school year is MXLab’s first year in Texas
Access: Two entrances and a lift for wheelchair access
Weight: 70,000 pounds
Parking Requirements: A minimum of 90 feet by 40 feet of space on a flat, hard, level surface such as gravel or pavement
- Manufacturer: Triune Specialty Vehicles
COVID-19 Policies and Procedures
Participant safety is Learning Undefeated’s number one priority. Learning Undefeated aims to provide a safe learning environment for students, teachers, and all guests who participate in programs in the classroom and mobile lab. As such, we ask that you help us enforce Learning Undefeated’s Safety Rules and Regulations.
Learning Undefeated is reviewing local and state health departments and other official guidance to create protocols and procedures to operate our educational programming in a safe manner. These initial draft COVID-19 Safety Procedures will be revisited weekly during the 2020/21 school year to ensure they encompass the latest policies and recommendations. These guidelines are not meant to supersede guidelines provided by local or state governments. Additionally, Learning Undefeated will work with schools to follow any additional protocols their school finds necessary to keep our students safe.
Each school will receive a copy of Learning Undefeated’s Mobile Laboratory Safety Plan prior to their visit. Please contact Education Director Joe Wilkerson if you need additional information.