JROTC inaugural invitational event held at USM - WDAM-TV 7-News, Weather, Sports-Hattiesburg, MS

JROTC inaugural invitational event held at USM

JROTC/Photo credit: WDAM JROTC/Photo credit: WDAM
HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) -

Nearly 60 Junior ROTC cadets from Mississippi and Alabama competed for a unique title at Southern Miss Friday.

The inaugural event, called the JROTC STEM Invitational was meant to be fun and innovative with tasks to generate engineering ideas, problem solving skills and creative design using science, engineering, technology and math.

"STEM brings the relevance to the content that the kids are learning in school,” said Susan Pruet, STEMworks LLC consultant. “The math and science integrates it, they use it to solve problems. Problems that are important in industry. So, a lot of industry people are just very much in partnership with us because this is the farm team."
The JROTC students will also participate in the Military Appreciation activities at Saturday afternoon's Southern Miss football game vs. UNC-Charlotte.

Copyright 2016 WDAM. All rights reserved. 

  • Local NewsLOCALMore>>

  • Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Morgan Freeman apologizes in wake of harassment accusations

    Thursday, May 24 2018 1:32 PM EDT2018-05-24 17:32:54 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 1:14 AM EDT2018-05-25 05:14:17 GMT
    (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....(Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this May 22, 2018 file photo, actor Morgan Freeman attends the 2018 PEN Literary Gala in New York. Freeman is apologizing to anyone who may have felt “uncomfortable or disrespected” by his behavior....
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
    Actor Morgan Freeman has apologized for making anyone feel uneasy, in the wake of a CNN report in which multiple women accused him of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior.More >>
  • Sandlin’s 4-hitter anchors Southern Miss' 2-0 win over UAB

    Sandlin’s 4-hitter anchors Southern Miss' 2-0 win over UAB

  • 280 graduate from PRCC adult education program in 2018

    280 graduate from PRCC adult education program in 2018

    Thursday, May 24 2018 11:47 PM EDT2018-05-25 03:47:28 GMT
    About 280 students graduated from the adult education program at PRCC in 2018. Photo credit WDAM.About 280 students graduated from the adult education program at PRCC in 2018. Photo credit WDAM.
    About 280 students graduated from the adult education program at PRCC in 2018. Photo credit WDAM.About 280 students graduated from the adult education program at PRCC in 2018. Photo credit WDAM.

    It's been a record-setting year for the adult education program at Pearl River Community College. 

    More >>

    It's been a record-setting year for the adult education program at Pearl River Community College. 

    More >>
Powered by Frankly