Investing in our nation's future through science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education (focused on K-12) is part of our mission. We pursue this by:
- encouraging and recognizing members who support local STEM efforts
- providing support to Chapters who develop their own STEM programs
- Award a scholarship to a STEM student at HammerCon
Some of the existing STEM programs we support or have supported are:
The MCPA's support of the Cyber Patriot program is solidified by the Cyber Patriot's Commissioner (Retired Brigadier General Bernard Skoch) serving on the MCPA Board of Advisors. The General can be seen here representing Cyber Patriot at an event organized by the MCPA.
Some of our Chapters have partnered with existing organizations with a great track record in K-12 STEM like Coder Dojo. This 2016 picture was from the San Antonio student's first "promotion" ceremony from white to blue belts.
We distribute various items to help educate and share awareness about cybersecurity threats. The reusable American-made webcam jammers featured in this picture are able to be ordered on the member-only intranet.