Medtronic Mobile Labs Educates HBCU Students

Medtronic ranked No. 2 on the Fair360, formerly DiversityInc Top 50 Companies for Diversity list in 2023.


The Medtronic Mobile Lab, a classroom on wheels, visited Alabama Agricultural and Mechanical University to train healthcare providers in the latest healthcare technology.

The lab is built to simulate an operating room. Each truck is equipped with the latest in surgical equipment and technology and a dedicated staff, which allows for an immersive clinical experience without the need for travel.

Through the lab, students and alumni from Alabama A&M University were able to learn about the latest Medtronic-developed technology used in operating rooms and consider educational and career pathways in healthcare and other science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.

“[This experience] makes sure our students aren’t overlooking avenues within the STEM realm,” said Aaron Thompson, Assistant VP for Advancement and Branding at Alabama A&M University. “One of our mantras here at Alabama A&M is, ‘Start here, go anywhere,’ and this partnership and this experience here today really helps our students be able to do that.”

Alabama A&M University is a historically Black college and university (HBCU).

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