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Niskayuna STEAM bus to take class on the road

August 20, 2018 11:23 AM

We often hit the road to show you classrooms around the Capital Region teaching kids about STEM.  This time, it's the actual classroom that's hitting the road.

The seats are gone and the cupboards are going in. Niskayuna's STEAM bus is soon going to be a bus ride for the mind.
And this STEAM bus, isn't going to be steam powered.

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"We're still fleshing out all the details but we're thinking of getting flexible solar panels they can wrap around the top of the bus," Jacob Yanoff said.

Jacob and a team of 10th graders were the visionaries behind this mobile classroom. They're designing the interior and coming up with lesson plans so high schoolers can teach K-8 students lessons in STEAM on board while the bus is parked.

It's been a two years project and things are finally coming to fruition.

The engine is still diesel powered, but Monolith Solar is helping power the instruments that will go atop the counters.

The hope is to get this bus on the road before the school year starts -- and keep it there, teaching STEAM across the Capital Region for years to come.

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