STEAM Express mobile classroom
The Klein ISD Education Foundation worked with community and business partners to provide the first ever Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) Express to the students and staff of the Klein ISD.
The concept for the STEAM Express was proposed in the summer of 2012 by three members of Dr. Cain’s executive team.
Fundraising began with the 2013 Diamonds & Denim Jubilee celebrating Klein ISD’s 75th anniversary where generous donations from community members and business partners enabled the foundation to order the custom built STEAM Express trailer in early 2014.
In-kind donations of state-of-the-art technology units and materials insure a unique learning experience for all K-12 students. The addition of a wheelchair lift insures that access is available to all Klein ISD students.
PBK Architects donated their time to design the trailer interior while working with Featherlite Trailer engineers on everything from the wiring infrastructure to safety requirements to the interior placement of learning stations.
The STEAM Express is a custom-built mobile classroom complete with:
- Unique activities and experiments for all ages (K-12)
- Certified teachers who will share exciting and unique hands-on learning allowing students to travel outside the normal classroom experience
- A truck to pull the 48-foot custom trailer
- Dropdown stage with 19-foot awning
- ADA-compliant wheelchair lift
- 20 kW diesel generator
STEAM Express in the News
- STEAM Express Awarded State-of-the-Art Technology
- Full STEAM Ahead: A Mobile Classroom for Students and Families to Explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math
- Former resident named STEAM Coordinator at Texas school district
- Champion Forest Newsletter: STEAM Express visits Brill Elementary
- The STEAM Express-Future Ready
- Donation facilitates purchase of truck for STEAM Express mobile classroom
- Education Foundation Donates STEAM Express Mobile Classroom to District
- Featherlite mobile classroom creates new learning environment for students of Klein Independent School District in Texas
- Klein ISD Education Foundation Donates Mobile Classroom to District
- PBK partners with the Klein ISD Education Foundation to develop the STEAM Express
- Tomball Potpourri: Klein ISD introduces STEAM Express
- HP has partnered with the Klein ISD and the Klein ISD Education Foundation to provide equipment for their STEAM Express
- Cypress Creek Mirror: Klein ISD Education Foundation donates mobile classroom to district
- Houston Chronicle: Klein ISD brings science to students in new mobile lab
- Houston Chronicle: Klein ISD goes mobile for math and science curriculum
- Tech & Learning: Klein ISD Education Foundation Donates Mobile Classroom to District
- Community Impact News: Klein ISD unveils mobile education center to district
- Houston Public Media: Klein ISD Unveils Mobile Classroom