College of Science and Engineering
SCSU is finalist for EdTech award
Monday, September 24, 2012
St. Cloud State University's Mobile Lab Program is one of three finalists for Minnesota Tekne Award in the EdTech category. The Minnesota Tekne Award has been presented annually since 2000 by the Minnesota High Tech Association.
The Tekne Awards honor companies, innovations and individuals that positively impact Minnesota's technology-based economy. The EdTech Award is one of 15 Tekne Awards issued. Other Tekne Awards recognize work in fields including manufacturing, energy, software, robotics and life sciences.
Other finalists for the EdTech Award are eLumen Collaborative of Minneapolis and the University of Minnesota Rochester.
More information on the Tekne Awards
The awards will be presented Nov. 1 at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
About the Mobile Lab Program
The Mobile Lab Program is designed to enhance the education of high-school, middle-school, and elementary students by providing high-tech equipment and high-quality curriculum to Minnesota Schools.
There are 2 components to the Mobile Lab program: the Science Express and the Technology & Engineering Express (T&E Express). The Science Express is an 18-wheel trailer with slide-outs designed as a mobile classroom to provide advanced science instruction. The T&E Express is composed of 2 small trailers designed to move industry-standard equipment —e.g., 3D equipment, CNCs, robotics, and environmental technologies—for use in area schools.
Through STEM teacher preparation, teachers will be able to secure the training they need—through graduate classes offered at convenient times—to use the equipment confidently and effectively in their own classrooms. Part of the training also includes access to curriculum and curriculum ideas that are designed to support their individual programs already in place.