Welcome to High Point University’s Mobile Lab!


Mission Statement

At High Point University, we want to make the biology and chemistry of our natural world accessible to all students throughout our community. In doing this, we hope to foster in our community an interest in biology and chemistry through scientific experimentation. HPU’s Mobile Lab is our community’s science lab on wheels and is staffed by HPU Undergraduate Science Faculty/Students.

Our mobile lab is currently partnered with select HPU campus events and schools in the greater High Point area and Guilford County.

If you are interested in partnering with the Mobile Lab, please fill out this survey.

For Mobile Lab updates follow us on Twitter @HPUMobileLab or contact us directly at MobileLab@highpoint.edu.


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.

Leadership Team

HPU Mobile Lab operations are managed by Drs Coffield, Knippenberg, and Segarra in the Undergraduate Science Departments of Biology and Chemistry.

Mobile Lab in the News

HPU Mobile lab and Biology Club Serve Community Children with Science Kits, Yes! Weekly, August 2020

HPU Mobile Lab Goes Online for Children During COVID-19 Pandemic, Yes! Weekly, April 2020

NC Science Festival Rolls Through Greensboro, Triad City Beat, April 2019

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.

Fall 2020 At-Home Science Experiment Extravaganza!

Join High Point University’s Biology Club and sign up for our Fall 2020 At-Home Science Experiment Extravaganza! Connect with us, and become an at-home scientist with free, fun, easy-to-follow experiments delivered to you. Download our menu of at-home experiment kits for additional information!

Mobile Lab Coloring Pages

Have fun with our HPU Coloring Pages linked below! Check periodically, we will keep adding more! Panthers love science. Share your completed coloring page(s) with us and receive a Mobile Lab Scientist certificate of appreciation by e-mail! E-mail vsegarra@highpoint.edu for more information.

HPUMobileLab Coloring Page 1 , HPUMobileLab Coloring Pages 2-4

HPUMobileLab Plants Coloring:Activity Pages 5 & 6

HPUPanthers at HP Museum Garden Coloring Pages (These coloring pages were developed in collaboration with the High Point Museum, all plants listed are part of the museum garden.)

HPU Meet-a-scientist

Meet our HPU scientists! Contact us to schedule a videoconference with one of our scientists. You can also request a specific scientific topic of interest. E-mail vsegarra@highpoint.edu to request a session.

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