JROTC STEM Leadership Academy


Engineering Mobile’s Future Workforce

Teaching Essential Skills for Success in the fields of 

Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Overview of the Academy

The goal of the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy, a residential academy, is to expose and engage a unique population of Mobile high school students in STEM content, skills, and fields of study. The STEM Academy will give Cadets the opportunity to see STEM content and technology in action as they interact with scientists and engineers designing and innovating solutions to area industry and community problems. Cadets will observe first-hand the broad range of STEM-dependent jobs right here in Mobile and participate as part of a Cadet-team to create, test, and improve their own solutions to an STEM-focused engineering design challenge. The Academy will help groom these already successful JROTC cadets into future employees and contributors to the regional STEM workforce.

Susan Pruet, Ph.D President of StemWorks, LLC and her STEM Education Team design and coordinate a sequence of engaging STEM hands-on lab experiences. Cadet teams will compete in design challenges, participate in interactive tours and meet with mentors from area industry who will showcase STEM career opportunities in Mobile. Finally, cadets will meet with carefully selected regional leaders who will share their stories of how they succeeded in military, civic, and industry careers. 

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Removing Barriers to STEM Careers

Unlike many summer experiences, the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy provides this week-long residential camp at only $50 per cadet. Thus, this amazing opportunity is accessible by ALL 9th and 10th grade JROTC cadets.  To ensure this opportunity remains open to ALL Mobile area cadets, we need your support!

Sponsor a Cadet 


Be an Academy Friend 

Sponsorship of a Cadet is $1000. You can become an Academy Friend by making a tax-deductible contribution of any amount to MCPSS or the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce Foundation, Inc. As a Sponsor or Academy Friend, you or your organization will become a recognized partner of the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy. Examples of recognition may include logos posted on the event website, banners, and promotional materials.

Click here to print the Sponsor form.
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To learn more about the JROTC STEM Leadership Academy click any of the links below:


Contact US:

LTC Robert F. Barrow   rfbarrow@mcpss.com or  251-221-5100

Dr. Susan Pruet susan.stemworks@gmail.com

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