The Mobile County JROTC Program conducted its third STEM Leadership Academy on the Campus of Springhill college from 21-26 June 2017. The purpose of the six-day residential JROTC STEM Leadership Academy was to engage 9th and 10th grade JROTC Cadets, in STEM content, skills, and fields of study needed by business and industry today. The Academy is designed to increase awareness of good-paying STEM career opportunities in this region for Mobile’s youth and what it takes to secure these jobs. Cadets participated in area industry and university field trips, where they interacted with scientists, engineers and technicians who are designing innovative solutions to industry and community problems. The STEM Academy includes leadership development, critical thinking, and STEM skills as Cadets solve team engineering-focused design challenges and complete rappelling and land navigation exercises. Industry and education leaders provide motivational talks each evening. The 2017 STEM Leadership Academy built upon and expanded the inaugural 2015 and 2016 Academies, this year focusing on aerospace engineering.