The Advanced Learning Department has STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) equipment available to educators within IALR's service region to use no check loan.

Teachers wishing to borrow this equipment must first complete a training class. These professional development sessions can be arranged at IALR or your school. Please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. if you are interested in coordinating a training session or have completed the training and would like to borrow equipment.

Equipment available includes:


LEGO Mindstorm Kits

Training Session Info: Using LEGO Mindstorm in your classroom - We will learn the power of the LEGO Mindstorm system through a hands on approach and how it can be used in various classrooms. We will also discuss other robotic and controller based systems and their uses. (Target Audience: Grade K-12 teachers)


Various probes and sensors; Please inquire if you are interested in a specific piece of equipment.

Training Session Info: Using Vernier equipment in your classroom - We’ll learn the power of Vernier equipment and their LoggerPro software and how this valuable instructional technology can be utilized in your classroom. Come see what a wonderful resource this equipment and curriculum can be in meeting the new SOL science standards, especially those regarding the use of probeware!


Equipment for DNA extraction and analysis (thermocycler, microcentrifuges, micropipettes, gel electrophoresis chambers, etc.) and bacteria culture (incubator); Please inquire for a complete list.

Training Session Info: Participating teachers will gain hands on training on various biotechnology equipment, software, and projects. Teachers will walk away with curriculum and lab ideas for implementation in their own classrooms.