August 22, 2005

Middle School Students Blaze Trails to Engineering

In West Texas, cattle trailers are as common as cotton fields. But pack that same trailer full of engineering experiments and the results are surprisingly uncommon.

Meet Trailblazer - a 40-foot-long trailer turned discovery center on wheels. A project of the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME), Trailblazer is jam-packed with hands-on exhibits designed to get students interested in engineering careers.

During the trailer’s weeklong stay, over 500 students from Lubbock Independent School District’s elementary and middle schools climbed aboard the mobile science museum to experience interactive exhibits ranging from aerodynamics and electricity to biomedicine and meteorology.

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