Excellence in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Mathematics) education is an important factor in the nation's ability to remain competitive in our global economy. By creating a rigorous program focused on the STEM disciplines, BuffSci endeavors to reduce the educational and technological gaps that exist for many of our students. By making technology accessible and de-mystifying the disciplines of science and math, students are empowered to succeed. Removing barriers is at the forefront of providing a quality education and this program ensures that all students are able to get hands-on, experiential learning opportunities that will translate to successful future endeavors.
“STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy (Tsupros, 2009).”
"Our future depends on reaffirming America’s role as the world’s
engine of scientific discovery and technological innovation."
~President Barack Obama, January 6, 2010