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.
July 2020 SAME Panama City Post Hybrid Industry Day
The Panama City Post is happy to announce the successful completion of our Hybrid Industry Day. It was held from 28-29 July 2020. Registrants should have received an email the week of 12 Aug 2020 with a link to the presentations. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you registered and did not receive the link.
General Membership Meetings
In response to COVID-19, the Panama City SAME Post shifted our monthly membership meetings to a virtual platform on 17 June 2020. Our monthly meetings are conducted in partnership meeting with local chapters of FES, ITE, & APWA. Visit our post calendar on this site for the upcoming events and like us on Facebook in order to keep up on announcements, events, and other information when shared: https://www.facebook.com/samepanamacity/
- June program: Mr. Chris Evers, Executive Coordinator of the Florida Pavement Preservation Council, presented Our Pavement's Pandemic.
- August program: Mr. Ben Foust, PE, Vice President of DRMP, presented Overview of Wireless Signal Communication Systems
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
David (Zeb) Kelley
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, and Commitment to a career in engineering or architecture. Contact our Scholarship Committee Chair for more information: 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. For more information, go to https://www.same.org/STEMCAMPS/Camps.
Quarterly Newsletters & Other Documents
Panama City Post Awards Program