Mobile Lab Collage
High Point University's Mobile Lab is an innovative science lab on wheels that makes chemistry, biology, and physics accessible to all students. With an enthusiasm for science uniquely their own, HPU’s undergraduate Natural Sciences Fellows, with faculty oversight, take the mobile lab to select HPU campus events and schools throughout the city of High Point and the Piedmont Triad. The HPU Mobile Lab is integrated into HPU’s undergraduate education science curriculum and allows students to create experimental modules on HPU’s campus with the purpose of increasing the accessibility to sciences in the community. “I feel good knowing that he’s going to have the advantage to use this lab,” said Kellie Jackson, a high school parent, about her son, Branden, after they toured the mobile lab. “It’s amazing what can be seen under these microscopes.” The Mobile Lab is an outreach program under the umbrella of the Wanek School of Natural Sciences. For more information contact us at MobileLab@highpoint.edu.

Mobile-Lab-Pic

History
In 2016, HPU awarded a Think Big! Grant to Professors Coffield, Segarra, and Srougi that would provide HPU students enrolled in biology and chemistry courses the opportunity to teach science to our community through laboratory experimentation in a Mobile Lab. This grant brought about the creation of the Mobile Lab. The Mobile Lab is integrated into the HPU undergraduate science curriculum and allows our students to create experimental modules on HPU’s campus with the purpose of increasing the accessibility to the experimental sciences in our community. Student-driven experiments are conducted hand-in-hand with our High Point community partners in the Mobile Lab.

Mobile Lab Invited Blog Articles
Our adventures in science outreach: from cell-inspired art to a lab-on-wheels, American Society for Cell Biology, July 2020

Mobile Lab Peer-reviewed Publications
Knippenberg MT, Leak A, Disseler S, Segarra VA. Establishing Partnerships for Science Outreach Inside and Outside the Undergraduate Classroom. Journal of Microbiology & Biology Education. 2020;21(2). doi: 10.1128/jmbe.v21i2.2025.