/ Published October 19, 2016
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, commonly known as STEM concepts are taught in the AFJROTC classroom and practiced in very popular and critical co-curricular activities. STEM tools like classroom Flight Simulators, Model Rockets, and Remote Controlled (RC) Aircraft have been used for years to enrich the learning opportunities and provide immersive learning / experiential learning tools that reinforce what is taught in the classroom.
In 2014, AFJROTC added a fun and exciting STEM oriented activity by giving RC Multicopters to a limited number of AFJROTC units. These hands on teaching and learning tools are used to not only reinforce STEM learning objectives, but to enhance the program’s Aerospace Science Curriculum. The new AFJROTC Multicopter STEM initiative has captured the hearts and imagination of our cadets across the nation. Cadets are now able to put the knowledge they have learned in their math and science classes, including our own academic courses, into practice as they execute the fundamentals of Aerospace Science.
Given AFJROTC’s size and scope and because STEM is already an important component of what is already taught in AFJROTC, the partnership between AFJROTC and the "Air Force K-12 STEM Program" hopes to inspire even more of our youth toward these exciting career opportunities and service to the United States.
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