The Marine Corps Systems Command (MCSC) serves as the Department of the Navy’s systems command for Marine Corps ground weapon and information technology (IT) system programs, equipping and sustaining Marine forces with current and future expeditionary and crisis-response capabilities.
MCSC has more than 500 engineers, scientists and IT professionals who support the design, development, testing and fielding of Marine Corps systems supporting more than 180,000 Marines. MCSC is dedicated to promoting the development of its future workforce through hands-on engagement with students in competitions, camps and festivals.
MCSC participates in various activities to enhance the education and awareness of students in STEM disciplines and careers—including events such as the U.S. Science and Engineering Festival held biannually at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center; a one-week STEM Robotics Camp held annually at Quantico Middle/High School; and specialized school days set aside for STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) activities. MCSC is also involved in STEM outreach to local schools and sponsors STEM activities at other Marine Corps facilities, including Science Week at the Marine Corps Tactical System Support Activity at Camp Pendleton, California.
All of MCSC’s education programs require close collaboration with other STEM and teaching professionals and engineering/scientist mentors. The command hosts days-long training events for Robotics Camp teams in conjunction with the College of William and Mary. MCSC engineers/ scientists train on Marine Corps equipment used for displays and hands-on demonstrations at festivals, camps and in classrooms. MCSC also participates in refresher training provided by the Naval Academy (Best Practices for STEM Outreach) and does STEM outreach through a group started by the organization’s women engineers, called Females in Technology.
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