Explore career opportunities in STEM and participate in standards-based, hands-on activities with Rutgers researchers.

The Rutgers Science Explorer (RSE), also known as the "Science Bus", is a 40-foot long Blue Byrd bus that is dedicated to visit middle schools around the state of New Jersey during the academic year. We present students with real-life problems allowing them to explore career opportunities in STEM. By taking the role of scientists and engineers while working on a variety of hands-on activities, students learn key concepts from the school curriculum and get expose to research practices. Rutgers graduate students in the STEM disciplines design and lead the activities on board of the RSE. This unique interaction between scientists and students is a unique opportunity to foster community engagement and scientific literacy in communities located within a 50 miles radius of Rutgers New Brunswick Main Campus. To learn more, check out Science on the Move.

Along with the opportunity to have our mobile science lab and scientists visit you on-site, we also now offer virtual events and in-person programming on Rutgers’ Busch Campus. These expanded programs continue to support our goal of providing your students exciting, standards-based learning opportunities led by Rutgers’ scientists.

If you have any request for topics or activities that you would like to see offered on board of the RSE please contact us!

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Science on the Move

The Rutgers Science Explorer (RSE) is dedicated to promoting hands-on activities in the STEM disciplines among middle school students around NJ. The RSE brings together teachers, scientists and K-12 students in a unique environment where everybody can learn from each other, solving together a real life research problem.

Watch this video to see the inside of the bus and learn about our program. If you have any questions please feel free to contact us.