May 17th, 2021

HPU’s Mobile Lab

Wanek HPU Mobile Lab


Funded by an HPU Think Big Grant, the Mobile Lab is a science lab on wheels. HPU students in all scientific majors join forces to take the Mobile Lab to local schools and events where they can share their appreciation for the sciences with local children. The lab also visits events on campus, such as the Department of Theatre’s performance of “These Shining Lives.” The play is based on the true story of women working in a 1920s watch factory and the dangers they faced by using radium to paint glow-in-the-dark numbers on watch faces. The Mobile Lab shared opportunities to explore the properties of radiation and learn more about its effects.