RV Firm-aided Mobile Science Lab is Unveiled

March 7, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

"Science-to-GO Bus"

"Science-to-GO Bus"

The “Science-2-GO Bus,” a brainchild of a science group in Elkhart, Ind., is marking the completion of the $300,000 project during a ribbon-cutting ceremony today in Elkhart. Several Elkhart County RV manufacturers and suppliers donated their time, materials and funding to help transform a four-year-old, 84-passenger school bus into an innovative mobile science center. ETHOS (Encouraging Technology and Hands On Science), an affiliate of Elkhart Community Schools, headed the project. Participants included A and R Machine, ASA Electronics, Bayer Corp., Cleer Vision Windows, Dicor Corp., the Elkhart Country Community Foundation, Forest River Inc., Home Energy, Interlink Computers, Jayco Inc., Performance Graphics, Show Hauler Trucks, Summit Fiberglass, Turtle Top and Wiley Metal. The idea began to evolve more than two years ago and sprouted when the Bayer Foundation came forward with a $64,000 grant. The finished bus has made two appearances already this year, one at a school demonstration and the other at a teachers meeting in Indianapolis.

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