STEM Event


The Technology of Disaster Recovery: Providing Communication During an Emergency

Four sessions available for students in grades 6 through 8

(Truck walk through welcome to the public.)

Saturday, November 12, 2016

Bob Jones Academy invites middle school students in the Greenville community to come see STEM in action and explore the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers’ MOVE truck.

The MOVE truck (Mobile Outreach VEhicle) is a drivable power and communication station that travels to areas affected by natural disasters and provides victims with temporary communication, computer and power solutions.

The MOVE truck demonstrates how technology has a vital part in helping alleviate the human impact of a natural disaster. Students will learn safety measures in preparing for and recovering from natural disasters, the role of the Red Cross, how the technology found in the MOVE truck can make a difference in victims’ lives and how that technology works. Students will build a battery, locate a satellite, and tour the MOVE truck.

Cost: Free

Where:  At Bob Jones Academy’s Collins Auditorium, on the campus of Bob Jones University, 1700   Wade Hampton Blvd., Greenville, SC 29614
Directions:  When entering the main campus entrance on Wade Hampton Boulevard, stay straight until you reach a T. Turn right, then immediately right into a parking lot. The Collins building is at the far end of this lot. Feel free to park in available spaces in the lot or along the road.
Drop off:  Students can be dropped off and picked up in the lobby of the Collins building
Dress: CasualIMG_2579
Sessions (limited to 15 students per session)
  • Session 1 (9 – 10:45; check-in at 9)
  • Session 2 (9:30 – 11:15; check-in at 9:30)
  • Session 3 (10 – 11:45; check-in at 10)
  • Session 4 (10:30 – 12:15; check-in at 10:30)

Registration is now closed.

Locations of interest on the BJU campus include The Den, Mack Library, and a presentation of the current work of BJU’s Art & Design faculty at the Sargent Art Building. Each location opens at 9 a.m.; coffee and food are sold at The Den beginning at 11:30 a.m.

PDF for printing available here.