As a land-grant university, a mission of Alabama A&M University (AAMU) involves the delivery of research-based information to communities. In the early days, the late scientist George Washington Carver used the Jesup wagon to educate farmers about agricultural practices. Today, modern wheels still roll into communities to educate audiences of all ages.
The Alabama Cooperative Extension System (ACES) at AAMU will officially open two mobile labs: one for science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and one for nutrition education. And a ribbon cutting ceremony will be held Tuesday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on the quad of the AAMU campus.
AAMU Extension director, Allen Malone, said “Alabama Extension at Alabama A&M is proud to announce the grand opening of two mobile labs for STEM and health education. Both labs will help us to not only reach underserved populations but to advance key STEM and health objectives critical to the state of Alabama.”
The public is invited to tour the mobile labs and to stop by other exhibits featuring Alabama Extension programs and services.