SAME is working to grow the next generation of our Nation’s technical leaders by supporting local Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) educational programs for kids in the K-12 educational system.
Mission. Our Post’s STEM Outreach mission is to promote and support pathways to STEM degrees and STEM careers for K-12 students as part of the national strategic effort to produce more STEM professionals for the nation.
Vision. The STEM Outreach Committee provides for the security of the nation by ensuring a robust STEM workforce.
Scope. K-12 students need to be exposed to STEM activities, degrees, and careers as they move up the academic ladder. Our Post committee works to increase opportunities for STEM exposure for K-12 students locally and be a local conduit for the Society’s regional and national STEM programming as resources allow.
Our Activities. In order to advance these goals our Post members support the following programs:
· Engineering & Construction Camps for High School students:
Each summer the Kittyhawk Post sponsors area high school students (rising Sophomores thru Seniors) to attend the SAME Engineering and Construction Camps. We also sponsor industry professional to attend the camps as mentors. The SAME camps, hosted at military installations around the country, are world-class and feature a very impressive record of producing thousands of engineers and STEM leaders. They provide a rigorous, hands-on, fun experience for students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. Each camp has a unique curriculum that generally features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment that promote teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem solving. The camp specifics and the application process are described further here:
If you are interested in more information and/or applying for the SAME engineering camps contact Shawn Moore.