Mayo mobile lab program brings state-of-the-art tech to students

High school students in Dodge Center had a opportunity to use state-of-the-art scientific equipment Wednesday as part of Mayo's Mobile Lab Program.

The mobile lab stopped at Triton High School in Dodge Center this week, the second year Mayo has provided science equipment to classrooms around southeastern Minnesota.

Guy Finne, a recruitment advisor at Mayo, said the clinic has long had a program to train teachers, but created the mobile lab to help them duplicate that training in their classrooms.

"It's been so popular we had to get a second trailer. We ended up with schools on a waiting list," Finne said. "We just didn't want to see that. These teachers are making the commitment to come in and get trained. We want them to have access to the lab."

The mobile lab is funded with a $75,000 grant from HealthForce Minnesota. Mayo provides an additional $10,000 in consumable supplies each year.

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