Bay City Junior High hosted the Trailblazers Museum on Wheels on November 27th, through a partnership with the Texas Alliance for Minorities in Engineering (TAME) and Chevron Phillips Chemical.
Students in the Investigating Careers classes visited the 40-foot trailer in groups all day, rotating among many stations including green screen technology, weather station, wind tunnel interactive, airfoil experiment, genetic mutation, augmented reality (AR) anatomy, pulse oximeters, virtual reality (VR) spacewalk, shark tracker, robotic arm, solar cell, wind turbine, thermal camera, energy transmission demonstration, and many more.
TAMES’s STEM-museum-on-wheels features interactive exhibits on energy, space, biotech, weather, and aerodynamics. The engaging, hands-on exhibits are mapped to the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS), so all support the school’s curriculum.
BCISD CARES volunteers underwent a short training and then manned each station, facilitating students through the trailer. Volunteers included Robert Nelson, Diana Frankson, Sandra Godsey, Armida Campos, Erma Key, Rowena Kimball, Stephanie Ero, Wanda Hawkins, Katherine Vestal, Gina O’Neal, Leah Fojtik, and Margie Jenewein.
BCJH coordinator for the event was BCJH Academic Dean Jessica Estlinbaum.