The Department of Engineering and Technology at A&M-Commerce hosted 60 cadets from high schools throughout Mesquite ISD for a hybrid JROTC Cadet Leadership Challenge (JCLC) event held June 6-9.
Traditional JCLC events included ropes training, a leadership reaction course, orienteering, swimming and drown proofing, drill and ceremony competitions and other events.
Cadets also received 15 hours of robotics training from members of the A&M-Commerce robotics team and faculty members Patrick Carter and Perry Moler, Ph.D., and participated in a robotics competition.
Partnering with the university allowed students to tour campus, live in the dorm rooms, eat meals at the Rayburn Student Center and visit the Planetarium.
The JCLC event is designed to develop leadership, discipline, teamwork and self-confidence in an unfamiliar environment while enhancing critical thinking skills and gaining exposure to opportunities in STEM fields.
Learn more about the Department of Engineering and Technology at A&M-Commerce.
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