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Institute for Rural Education and Development

School Outreach

Engaging in school outreach is one way we bring our research to life, impact students' lives, support teachers and advance STEM education and healthy development.

Featured Outreach Efforts

Our comprehensive approach to STEM education and healthy development assists rural schools in introducing students to the STEM field and key developmental areas.

SKIP+CODE Integration

This program provides teachers and students with robotics experiences and teaching early childhood coding.

Strategic Partners

Bright Horizons Early Childcare Center
SC School District Partners

AWAKE Health Sciences Virtual Reality (HSVR)

This program helps rural students build an awareness of health science careers that they could pursue in specific STEM fields.

Virtual reality simulations show students what it might be like to work in health care for schools where a hospital visit isn't an available opportunity.

This real-world application of our research encourages rural students to get interested in careers that address local health issues that may impact their family, friends and community—especially issues common in rural areas like diabetes and cardiovascular disease. 

Strategic Partner

University of South Carolina - College of Education

Future Outreach 

We are constantly making plans for future applications of our research and looking for strategic partners to make these real-world uses of our findings a reality.


Partner with Us

Want to discuss an outreach effort for your organization, school or institution using this research?

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Institute for Rural Education and Development

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