Our History


ROCAME is a 501c(3) non-profit charitable organization.  It was established in 1979 by area industry and education leaders to provide a sound and viable program to encourage all minority students to enter the fields of math, science, engineering and technology.  Since its inception, ROCAME has provided the opportunity and catered to thousands of students in Brunswick, Columbus, Pender and New Hanover Counties to participate in the program.  The program’s platform fosters team work, public speaking, math skills, science skills, circuit knowledge, architecture, programming, communication, chemistry concepts, research and presentation skills and robotics.  These skilled areas are geared toward an engineering based program that contributes in preparing middle and high school students for a variety of roles in engineering.  Our intent is to increase awareness, participation and training through education and competition that will assist in expanding preparedness and opportunities for minorities in engineering.

 

Mission

Our mission is to provide and support a program where a diverse group of middle and high school students can obtain empowering training, informational, educational and inspiring knowledge for college that coincides with efforts within the community that can be beneficial throughout generations with a lifetime of positive influence and promotion within the different areas of an engineering career path through the STEM initiative. ROCAME is committed to establish the sound foundation for a viable and accountable program to encourage minority youths to enter the fields of engineering, math, science, and technology.

Scholarships

Demographic Target

Being apart of a ROCAME program gives participating students the opportunity to apply for a scholarship and the "Student of the Year" award.  These awards will assist students with the rising costs of college; will help to get them started.  Application links are found within the News & Events page. Become apart of ROCAME and apply today!

The target demographics for the ROCAME organization are all minorities within the middle and high school age groups.

Support

The ROCAME organization wishes to thank everyone for their support!  Although our main goal is to foster expansion, training and diversity in engineering through education for students, your support also assists the educators that are a tremendous element to the students' success.  Because we are non-profit, we can not do it without you!  Visit our support page to find out how you can donate! 

News & Events

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Volunteer Opportunities

Is your student looking for volunteer opportunities for their college applications?  Your business looking to support the community more?  ROCAME is a great place to start!

Landfall Foundation Awards Scholarships

The Landfall Foundation of Wilmington North Carolina awarded ROCAME $2500 to go toward scholarships!  

Duke Energy Awards Grant

Duke Energy announced
a $8,000 investment in the local ROCAME organization to support S.T.E.M initiative in schools.  

Get Geared Up For ROCAME
The jamboree is just around the corner!  Recruit your students and  get your program started today! 

Region "O" Council for the Advancement of Minorities in Engineering

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