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2 To establish the sound foundation for a viable and accountable program that encourages minority youths to enter the fields of engineering, math, science, and technology.

3  In 1979, M.S. (Rock) Sanders, who was with the State Department of Public Instruction’s Southeast Regional Education Center in Jacksonville, visited DuPont’s Cape Fear Site to see if there was something education and industry could do together to help minority students.  The DuPont Company was involved in a Corporate level in a national alliance of business, education, and government whose objective was to encourage minority students to pursue careers in engineering.  This organization was called NACME (National Action Council for the Advancement of Minorities in Engineering), and the president of the DuPont Company served as its chairman from 1976 to  In October of 1979, representatives from industry and education met to discuss forming a local organization with the same objectives as NACME and from that meeting, ROCAME was born.

4  Brunswick County Schools  Columbus County Schools  New Hanover County Schools  Pender County Schools  Whiteville City Schools

5  African Americans  Hispanics  Women  Other ethnic/racial groups that are under represented in these programs of study or careers

6  Anyone that takes a concept and develops it for practical purposes  Types of Engineers: Agricultural Engineering Architectural Engineering Bioengineering/Biomedical Engineering Ceramic Engineering Chemical Engineering Civil Engineering Computer Engineering Electrical Engineering Environmental Engineering Fire Protection Engineering Industrial Engineering Manufacturing Engineering Mechanic Engineering Metallurgy and Materials Engineering Mineral and Mining Engineering Nuclear Engineering Ocean Engineering Transportation Engineering

7  You may not understand what they do, but let us imagine a world without them  Comic Strip: rldwithouteng.htm

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9  Develop, research and formulate innovate ideas to solve problems  Build a partnership with others within our school, other middle schools and those in the community  Tour colleges and businesses throughout the community and state  Define and exhibit professionalism  Allow students to understand that there are various pathways to achieving goals

10  Regional Competition in the Spring that involves all of the counties within the Region “O”. This is a County vs. County competition.  In order to prepare we will have individual teams that will focus on their event only throughout the time frame until the Jamboree  Hopefully, we will be able to have a competition with other middle schools with in the county in order to better prepare for the 2012 Jamboree

11  Those interested in being officers will complete an application and each member will be given a ballot the next meeting date.  For those who are not in attendance today come to Room 105 to pick up an application.

12  October 10th  November 14th  December 12th  January 9th  January 30th  February 13th  February 27th  March 12th  March 26th  April 30th  May 14th These Dates are subject to change. Note: Each date is on a Monday.

13  Michael Fullenwilder, GE Nuclear Engineer  Dr. Carol Malloy, LINKS of Wilmington, Professor UNC-Chapel Hill, National AVID Board of Advisors, Former Math Teacher  Rotary Club  Martin Sugerik, Project Coordinator/ Instructional Leader for STAR Program at UNC-Wilmington

14 Video:  Passing the Torch Passing the Torch

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