The STEAM Express

The STEAM Express is a school bus that has been retrofitted as a mobile STEAM lab.  The bus is equipped with dry erase topped work-spaces, computers, iPads, and a host of STEAM activities.  The bus runs like an RV, so there is power, air conditioners, and LED lights.  The bus can also run on generator power when a plug is not convenient. 

For more information on the STEAM Express, please e-mail: [email protected]

Activities include:

KEVA planks


Magnetic Building Blocks

RealFlight8 Flight Simulator

FACES Facial Reconstruction software


Zoomy2.0 microscopes

Sphero Minis

WonderWorkshop Dash

Snap Circuits
Simple Machines
Amusement Park Engineering Kits
Magical Magnets
Qubits Construction
Coolzon Speed Cubes
Encased Insects
Rocks & Minerals
Super GEAR Building Sets
Marble Run Magnetic Titles
Robot Engineer Kits
Automobile Engineer Kits
Skoog Play with Music

 Interior of STEAM Express


Our Goals are:

  • to light the fire of passion in children for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math (STEAM).

  • incorporate STEAM activities and functions within the community.

  • increase parental involvement

  • make STEAM activities accessible to economically disadvantaged and minority populations.

Why this is important:  Community and Parental involvement have been proven to help students in many ways. Students with parental involvement:

  • Experience academic gains in Reading and Math

  • Have fewer behavior problems

  • Lower dropout rate

  • Increased participation in academic programming

  • Family participation in education is twice as predictive of student academic success as socioeconomic status.

How we accomplish our mission

  • By partnering with community organizations, LPPS can target specific groups and communities within our parish. Parking the bus near and in areas with economical disadvantages
    allows us to create opportunities that were previously not available.

  • Community events, such as the fair and local festivals also provide an
    opportunity to incorporate STEAM into different communities from our district.

  • Through teaming up with schools, we offer an experience for our current and future students, their families, and the surrounding community to get them interested and invested in all things STEAM.

The STEAM Express is made possible by community donors.  Thank you to our sponsors!  If you are interested in becoming a sponsor, please contact us!

  • Livingston Parish Public Schools
  • Assess the Need
  • Entergy
  • Waste Management
  • OnCourse
  • Swampland
  • Stark Imagery


 Back of the Bus