ROCAME… Region ‘O’ Council for the Advancement of Minorities in Engineering is celebrating
its 40th year of service to students and the community on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at
6:00 p.m. in the Burney Center located on the campus of UNC Wilmington. Since it’s inception,
the ROCAME organization has successfully promoted the field of science, technology, engineer-
ing, and math to thousands of minority students in New Hanover, Brunswick, Pender, and
Columbus Counties.
Our Mission:
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.
How the mission is fulfilled:
• Students in grades 6-12 participate in school-based ROCAME clubs, visit college campuses,
participate in community service projects, interact with industry mentors, etc.
• The organization hosts the annual ROCAME Science and Technology Jamboree where
students compete in areas including math, robotics, computer science, physics, and mechani-
cal engineering. This past school year over 200 middle and high school students participated
in the event.
• Annually, two outstanding students are recognized as Middle School Student of the Year
and High School Student of the Year. They receive an IPad or other technology in
recognition of their academic and extracurricular accomplishments.
• Two $1,000 scholarships are awarded annually to outstanding students who have enrolled
in 4 year colleges and universities. Our award winners in previous years have attended and
demonstrated success at almost all North Carolina universities and colleges.
How can you help?
In order to make ROCAME’s 40th Anniversary Celebration a success and help the organization
gather the resources to provide continued opportunities for students, we need your financial
support of the ROCAME organization. See the next page for sponsorship opportunities. All
donations will be acknowledged and donors exceeding $100 will be listed in the anniversary
souvenir booklet and marketing materials. Thank you for supporting
our efforts to promote the fields of science, technology, engineering and
The ROCAME Board of Directors
Tony E. Carter, President