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About the Mobile Learning Lab

SMCC’s all-new Mobile Learning Lab brings the excitement of STEM directly to middle school and high school students across the region. Awaken your students’ problem-solving skills, open doors to future career possibilities, and share the magical world of STEM—without ever leaving your school. Contact us to learn more and schedule a visit.

The Silly String Advanced Deployment Device

The Silly String Advanced Deployment Device Learning Lab will engage middle school students with a creative approach to engineering, networking, and programming—using a small, personal computer to remotely activate a Silly String Launcher. Lab: 1 full-day session or 2 half-day sessions. View the program flyer for more information.

Mobile Learning Lab Programs

Our dynamic Mobile Learning Lab offerings cover a range of topics, including:

Silly String Launcher

Roll up your sleeves and get ready to experience the Silly String Advanced Deployment Device. This is a device built at SMCC that allows you to launch Silly String remotely. All it takes is a bit of programming, engineering, electronics and 3D printing.

Mobile Welding Unit

Learn more about the world of welding. Safety equipment provided. Welders join metal parts using a tool that generates intense heat. Welders will use either a computer to remotely control equipment or hand-held equipment to cut or join metal parts, fill a hole or fix seams in metal.

Robotic Arm

Fire up a robotic arm, created at SMCC. A robotic arm is a machine programmed and designed to perform specific tasks efficiently and precisely. The work of a robotic arm is largely driven by a motor and is used in different industrial sectors.

Weather Station

Experience first-hand what it’s like to work at a weather station. Weather experts have various specialties, such as: measuring atmospheric properties (such as temperature and windspeed), using computer models that analyze meteorological data, and conducting research to improve understanding of weather phenomena.


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Funding is provided by a Department of Labor (DOL) grant awarded to Southern Maine Community College – 100% DOL grant funds totaling $1,000,000.

Southern Maine Community College does not discriminate as proscribed by federal and/or state law on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, religion, ancestry or national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, familial status, genetic information, disability, or Vietnam era veteran status in specified programs and activities.