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Post Programs

The Panama City SAME Post manages a variety of programs designed to support SAME national objectives. Programs range from professional development of existing members, sustaining member involvement, interaction with community and other organizations, and developing young and future engineers. Don't forget fun with the annual SAME STEM Scholarship Golf tournament too! Post programs follow guidelines set out in national Streamer Awards which define program goals and objectives for each post. 

 2020 SAME Panama City Post Hybrid Industry Day

We hope you are well as we get through this nationwide COVID-19 situation.  As you continue to press on with the day to day challenges, we are focused on continuing to bridge the gap under current telework situations with new networking/business engagement opportunities.  We are moving forward with a Hybrid event, with a live stream option as well as the in person option. We will be practicing social distancing at the event with the chairs 6 feet apart, having hand sanitizer stations and handing out masks for your use. But you can still catch the speakers presentation virtually if you are unable to travel this year! We are updating our registration to include the virtual only option. Thank you for supporting our scholarship fund!

The  Panama City Post is happy to announce we have been able to move our 2020 SAME Panama City Industry Day to the new dates of 28-29 July 2020.  If you have previously registered for the event, you are good to go for the event. 

Click Here for Public Agenda
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at 5:00 PM CDT
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 8:00 PM CDT

General Membership Meeting

The Panama City SAME Post held its first virtual membership meeting on 17 June 2020.  It was a partnership meeting with SAME, FES, ITE, & APWA. The June program featured Mr. Chris Evers, Executive Coordinator Florida Pavement Preservation Council, Presenting: "Our Pavement's Pandemic".  We also recognize our 2020 High School and College Scholarship Winners as part of the session. There were over 100 attendees registered


2020 Scholarship Program 

June 2020 Update: For this year's program, in total the Panama City Post awarded 11 scholarship grants totaling $15,625.00 to four high school students and seven college students. Recipients were recognized during the 17 June 2020 Virtual Membership Meeting. Click Here for information on the meeting. Congratulations to the 2020 SAME Scholarship recipients!

 High School Graduate Recipients:

Brayden Pitts - Richard C. Woodworth Honorary Scholarship

Handel Sim

David (Zeb) Kelley

Helen Works 

College Recipients:

Matthew Eggimann

Nathan McElwain

Jonathan Feitel

Benjamin Hicks

Joshua Owens

Courtney Payne

Noah Patterson

The purpose of the Panama City Post Scholarship Program is to provide financial assistance to local high school and college students who are pursuing a degree or certificate in the fields of study related to engineering or architecture.  The number of scholarships granted and total dollar amount is dependent on quality and quantity of applications received.  Typical awards are between $1250 and $1700.  Students who win a scholarship in one year may apply for another scholarship in following years.  Students eligible for our scholarship program include:

·         Seniors at high schools in Bay County, Calhoun County, and Gulf County

·         Students at Gulf Coast State College (GCSC), Florida State University-Panama City (FSU-PC) 

·         Students at other institutes of higher learning but whose family lives in the local area 

·         Previous Panama City Post scholarship recipients from Bay County, Calhoun County, or Gulf County for the duration of their undergraduate program, regardless of the family's location. 

All eligible students must attend or plan to attend a 2-year or 4-year accredited college/university to study engineering or architecture.  Selection criteria include:

  • Academic achievements
  • Leadership
  • School and community involvement
  • Personal motivation
  • Commitment to a career in engineering or architecture 


·         Scholarship Application for High School Students

·         Scholarship Application for College Students


Scholarship Committee Chairperson, The Society of American Military Engineers (S.A.M.E.)

Panama City Post: Amabelle Paquia,   APaquia@drmp.com


SAME Summer Camps for High School Students


SAME has been conducting STEM Engineering & Construction Camps for almost 20 years.  Our STEM camps are world-class and feature a very impressive record of producing thousands of engineers and STEM graduates.  Our camps are for high school students and generally feature hands-on activities, conducted in a competitive environment, promoting teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem solving.  Each of our camps have a unique curriculum with the common thread being a challenging environment and hands-on activities.  Check back Spring 2021 for Camp Information


For additional information visit the SAME National website: https://www.same.org/STEMCAMPS/Camps



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