ROCAME Receives Partnership Award for Excellence in STEM Education

RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – Region “O” Council for the Advancement of Minorities in Engineering (ROCAME) has received the 2017 Partnership Award from the N.C. Science, Mathematics, and Technology Education (SMT) Center. ROCAME was recognized on April 29 in Raleigh, N.C. at the annual SMT Celebration.

This award recognizes outstanding North Carolina partners who provide extraordinary support to science, mathematics, and technology education in North Carolina.

“We are pleased to recognize ROCAME for their long-time commitment to diversity in STEM education,” said Dr. Sam Houston, president and CEO of the SMT Center. “

For nearly four decades, ROCAME has been instrumental in the diversification of the STEM pipeline by encouraging minority students to explore STEM fields. This is accomplished by providing students in southeastern North Carolina the opportunity to engage in STEM competitions, receive mentorship from minority engineers, and earn scholarships for higher education. Currently, ROCAME is serving students located in Southeast North Carolina including Brunswick, Columbus, New Hanover, and Pender Counties.

The N.C. Science, Mathematics, and Technology (SMT) Center is focused on improving education as a means of providing all students in North Carolina with the knowledge and skills to have successful careers, be good citizens, and advance the economy of the state. Promoting innovation and change in education, the SMT Center celebrates educational excellence in North Carolina by supporting educators, engaging students, and advancing the growing importance of having a STEM-educated workforce.

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Contact: Lisa Rhoades at 919/991-5111 or lrhoades@bwfund.org