January 23, 2020

EDC Talks: STEM Education in Rural Schools

How can we improve opportunities for rural students? Pam Buffington explains.

Rural schools offer many opportunities for vibrant STEM learning, says EDC’s Pam Buffington—you just have to know where to look.

“It’s those real-life experiences and applications of STEM that I not only understand from an academic perspective, but also from lived experience,” she says.

In this video, Buffington discusses her work to improve science and mathematics instruction in rural classrooms and what drives her to continue working in these communities that are often overlooked in discussions about effective STEM education.