ELYRIA — The U.S. Army STEM Bus made a stop at Lorain County Community College to highlight one of the Army’s robotics programs. In the future, the Search and Rescue Antonius Hardware or SARAH will help during dangerous search and rescue situations. Visitors to the STEM Bus got to help guide the SARAH robot through a simulated mission.

“I did not know we were that advanced in technology, which is wild. It’s really cool to see how they are moving forward to ensure the safety of humans,” remarked Candice Klopp, a Lorain Community College student.

Photo: Jeff Reidel, WKYC
Photo: Jeff Reidel, WKYC

The STEM Bus is on the road 300 days a year visiting colleges, high schools and local fairs to expose visitors to STEM in the Army. The bus is divided into 3 rooms: The first shows what technology will be like in the year 2032. In the second room, visitors are shown a video about SARAH. Participants work as a team and put SARAH to work to navigate a factory disaster and find survivors in the third room.

The STEM bus traveled here from Fort Knox.

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Photo: Jeff Reidel, WKYC

“It is so encouraging to see the kids are getting motivated toward STEM careers. And how the Army is providing a big helping hand by supporting our initiative by providing their man power as well as this national asset,” stated Ramona Anand the founder of the Society of Women Engineers who organized the bus’s visit.