Hilda George





Roleita McKoy


Participating Counties & Local Education Agency

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​As 2023 has come to a close, now comes the important task of preparing for 2024!  Please contact your LEA to obtain any information or assistance you need.  Your valuable time is essential to the success of the students.  

Jamboree Suggestions

In our efforts to grow and to adhere to our middle and high school audience, please email us your suggestions on how we can continue to make the Jamboree an inspiring event!

Program Overview

The process begins with collaboration within the counties school systems.   We work with participating teachers and assist them with their needs that will make the program successful in their school.  ROCAME clubs are formed and then the hands-on learning begins!  Students, based on their interest and expertise, polish their skills and interest in engineering through various club meetings and motivational training activities that will foster their interest in engineering and prepare them for the annual ROCAME jamboree competitions.  Participation has strict requirements regarding education and students must maintain a certain GPA in order to continue in the program.  Extracurricular activities and community service are not required but encouraged to assist in helping the community as well as college application preparedness.

During the ROCAME jamboree, teams from each participating county school(s) compete in different competitions geared toward their engineering interest.  It is their opportunity to apply what they have learned in ROCAME within the competition(s).  First, second and third place awards are awarded at the end of the jamboree.  Collectively, students are encouraged to apply for ROCAME scholarships and “Student of the Year" awards.  Supporting material distributed during the event is information on engineering colleges, companies and career paths for students to read over with their parent(s)/guardian(s) for future consideration. 

Duke Energy Grant Presentation Footage

The October 23, 2014 presentation took place at Laney High School during a ROCAME meeting with students whom will benefit from the grant.

A New Hanover County Schools Television Production

The ROCAME program is designed to help students learn more about and grow in the engineering fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.  Part of that learning is providing a plateform for students to train in the particular STEM field of their choice within their educational school atmosphere.  Through the ROCAME experience, students will also learn competative awareness.  As they compete in the highly important Jamboree, win or lose, the lessons learned will encourage them to strive for more and learn how they can improve.  Sparking that interest into the students will plant a bigger seed of educational interest in engineering to where they will repeat their ROCAME attendance and share their interest and success for the next generation of engineers to grab hold of.    Read about, encourage and support students as they discover the many ways their interest in STEM can benefit them in their future careers as an engineer!

Now that the 2023 event is complete, join us as we repeat our efforts this year!

Learn. Compete. Win. Repeat

Congratulations to all!

40th Anniversary Banquet

The celebration was a great success! Thanks to UNCW and all of our sponsors for your support!

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William Flythe


Scholarship & SOTY Applications

Scholarship and Student-of-the-Year applications for the 2023-2024 school year are OPEN for APPLYING.

Jamboree Competition 2024 Agenda/Events 

Each competition in its own right help students learn observing, measuring, communication, comparing, analyzing, generating results and/or evaluation as it pertains to S.T.E.M.  Click on the button to obtain information regarding each competition and its rules.