Missouri Military Academy Cadet Peter Didicher will spend part of his summer at the Missouri S&T Jackling Introduction to Engineering Summer Camp program, thanks to a scholarship from Chris Schafer ’89, an MMA alum and graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology.
With over 2.4 million STEAM jobs unfilled in 2018 alone, the fields of science, technology, engineering, art and math are promising avenues for young men looking to make an impact in their future careers.
A STEAM education offers students an educational experience that connects the logical, technical and experimental learning opportunities of science, technology, engineering and math with the creative and critical practices of art and design. This dynamic approach to education prepares students to enter the ever-increasingly technical 21st century workforce with the knowledge of how to implement and deliver to the world.
At Missouri Military Academy, our goal is to develop cadets who are college and career ready — and that means preparing them not only for lives of impact but also for future success. MMA has partnered with Project Lead the Way (PLTW) to further enhance the Academy’s STEAM education opportunities, empowering students to flex their problem-solving abilities while gaining the confidence and skills to address real-world issues.
STEAM News Highlights
Middle school cadets in Ms. Miller's Robotics 1 class recently completed a pull toy project, as they learn robotics and automation. Missouri Military Academy is proud to be a Project Lead the Way school.
Thanks to a scholarship courtesy of Chris Schafer ’89 – a Missouri Military Academy alum and graduate of the Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) – select freshmen, sophomore, and junior cadets interested in the STEM field will have the opportunity to attend the Jackling Introduction to Engineering camp for free.
During his gap year, Missouri Military Academy Cadet Aaron Huynh completed a one-semester engineering internship with the Public Works Department of Mexico, Missouri. The experience was a win-win for Huynh and the Public Works Department, providing Huynh with valuable real-life lessons before college and providing Public Works with valuable personnel support.
MMA Cadets Brayden Edwards and Hayden James were awarded first and second place, respectively, in the 2021 Congressional App Challenge for for Missouri’s Fourth Congressional District, as announced by Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.). The MMA seventh graders utilized skills learned through Project Lead the Way at the Academy.
Recently, cadets in robotics used their knowledge of mechanisms to build functioning toys from VEX robotics parts. Working in small teams, cadets built a Zelda with a moving sword, carnival swing ride, tank and car with a chain drive.