Rural Initiatives for STEM Education seeks to develop connections among students, teachers, schools, higher education, businesses and industries to develop a STEM workforce for Florida’s rural regions.
The purpose of NEFEC’s STEM initiatives are to provide teachers and students in small rural districts with an opportunity to participate in unique and innovative rigorous learning experiences related to content in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). The initiatives place an emphasis on inquiry activities that are centered on Florida’s Standards and promote 21st Century Learning Skills.
The NEFEC STEM Expo features student projects and provide a venue for
students to discuss STEM careers, STEM programs of study, and campus-based STEM
opportunities with post-secondary partners and STEM business representatives.