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2021 ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CAMP APPLICATION PERIOD IS CLOSED!!

Our camps are world-class and feature a very impressive record of producing thousands of engineers and STEM leaders. They provide a rigorous 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 below has a unique curriculum that features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment to promote teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem solving. Individual camps are scheduled for June and July 2021.

For more on the camps program: www.same.org/stemcamps


 

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Once again, the San Diego Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) granted scholarships to local college and university students in 2021. Last year, as part of SAME’s Centennial Celebration, the San Diego Post granted 14 scholarships totaling $100,000. This year, our target was to award scholarship amounts ranging from $5,000 to $10,000. The scholarships are awarded exclusively to individuals pursuing a degree in Engineering or Architecture.

In addition, we have three specific scholarships honoring Captain Tom Crane, Rear Admiral Ben Montoya, and Jackie Price-Dunn. The Jackie Price-Dunn scholarship will be awarded to a female engineer who, in addition to meeting all other requirements, best represents the ideals that Jackie demonstrated: a dedication to professional excellence, proactive involvement in the local community, and a passion for helping others to reach their personal goals.

Applications will be accepted directly from students online. The candidates must be undergraduate or graduate students and display enthusiastic promise in their studies. Grade point average will not be the only consideration. Involvement in other professional activities and organizations, employment and internship history, future plans, and financial need are among other key considerations. Interviews will be scheduled with the candidates deemed best qualified by the SAME Scholarship Committee following a review of individual resumes. 


CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2021 SAN DIEGO POST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!!

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Top Row:
Minghua Ong – Senior, University of California San Diego, Bioengineering - $15,000 (CAPT Tom Crane Award winner)
Chris Colandene (Naval ROTC) – Senior, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering - $13,000 (RADM Ben Montoya Award winner)
Rachel Fernandez ‐ Sophomore, CSU San Marcos, Software Engineering - $12,000 (Jackie Price Dunn Award winner)
Middle Row:
Rachel Astete Vasquez (USN Veteran) – Graduate Student, San Diego State University, Engineering Sciences - $8,000
Killian Colin – Senior, San Diego State University, Environmental Engineering - $8,000
Justin Daus (Naval ROTC) – Senior, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering - $8,000
Bottom Row:
Andrew Ruff (USMC Veteran) – Sophomore, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering - $8,000
Miguel Molina – Freshman, CSU San Marcos, Electrical Engineering - $5,000
Joshua O'Connell – Junior, San Diego State University - $5,000


PAST POST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

2020 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Chrestina Mansoor - Senior, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering - $15,000 (Capt Tom Crane (ret) Award)
Chris Colandene (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) – Junior, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering - $13,000 (Rear Admiral Ben Montoya)
Rachel Astete Vasquez (US Navy Veteran) – PhD Grad Student, University of California San Diego / San Diego State University, Engineering Sciences - $12,000 (Jackie Price Dunn Award winner)
Joseph Yarrington (US Navy Veteran) – Senior, New School of Architecture & Design, Construction Management - $7,000
Justin Daus (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) – Junior, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering - $7,000
Gabriela Rojas – Freshman, California State University San Marcos, Software Engineering - $7,000
Jaime Cervantes – Freshman, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering - $7,000
Daniel Schneider (Nat Guard ROTC) – Senior, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering - $5,000
Minghua Ong – Junior, University of California San Diego, Bioengineering - $5,000
Dakota Newsome (Marine Corps) – Senior, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering - $5,000

Alan Clemenson (US Navy Veteran) – Senior, San Diego State University, Electrical Engineering - $5,000
Holly Hays (US Navy Veteran) - Senior, San Diego State University, Environmental Engineering - $4,000
Brandon Ryczek (Naval Reserve Officer Training Corps) – Junior, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering - $4,000
Ellie Roy – Sophomore, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering - $4,000

2019 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

Rachel Astete-Vasquez - San Diego State University - $8,000 (Jackie Price‐Dunn Award)
Kenny Huynh - San Diego State University - $8,000 (Ben Montoya Award)
Jacob Martinez - San Diego State University - $7,000 (Tom Crane Award)
Daniel Riedel - San Diego State University - $7,000
Arlene Gee - San Diego Community College - $5,000
Donovan Stacy - San Diego State University - $5,000

Daniel Schneider - San Diego State University - $5,000


2018 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS


Allison Furmidge - University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering - $2,000

Daniela Holguin - Woodbury University, Architecture - $2,000

Daniel Schneider - San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $2,000

Devon Woodfine - California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - $2,000

Kokila Perera - University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering - $2,000

Marcelle Rico - Woodbury University, Architecture - $2,000

Nayeli Millet - Woodbury University, Architecture - $2,000

Neve Foresti - University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering - $2,000

Regina Amirova - Woodbury University, Architecture - $2,000

Connor Fenwick - San Diego State University, Civil Engineering - $3,250

Jennifer Seibel - University of California, San Diego, Environmental Engineering - $3,250

Minghua Ong - University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering - $3,250

Nikolette Mazzoula - San Diego State University, Civil Engineering - $3,250

Daniel Riedel - San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering - $4,500

Jacob Martinez - San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering - $4,500

Ciwar El-Tayeh - University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering - $5,000 (Jackie Price-Dunn Award winner)


2017 SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS 


COLLEGE STUDENTS:
Alexandra Heinritz - JR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $1,500

Cole Jacobs (Veteran) - JR, San Diego State University, Aerospace Engineering – $1,500
David Hagadorn – JR, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $1,500
Devon Woodfine – FM, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona - $1,500
Jose Ascencio – SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $3,500
Kyle Wallace (Veteran) - SR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $1,500
Aaron Hawkins (Veteran) - SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $3,500
Connor Fenwick (ROTC) - SR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $3,500
Luis Espinoza - SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $3,500
Maria Caneja - SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $3,500
Marika Hale – SR, University of California, San Diego, Environmental Engineering - $3,500
Trenton Saunders - SR, University of California Los Angeles, Civil Engineering – $3,500
Sara Masjedi – SR, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering – $5,000 (Jackie Price Dunn Award winner)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:
Johnathan Foster – SR, Torrey Pines High School, Mechanical Engineering - $1,000
Jordan Moossazadeh – SR, San Diego Jewish Academy, Computer Engineering - $1,000

SDSU STUDENT CHAPTER

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The San Diego State University (SDSU) Student Chapter of the SAME San Diego Post was established in October 2011. The accomplished professionals who are affiliated with the Post are an excellent mentorship resource for engineering students at SDSU. 

The Chapter has a membership goal of approximately 20 members, most of whom are student- veterans, who genuinely support the mission of SAME. Many student members are veterans with a Veterans Administration disability classification of 30% or greater and who are in school under the Wounded Warriors Act. There are approximately 1,000 veterans on campus with 140 active duty and veterans in the engineering program. 

The Chapter has a Constitution and Bylaws approved by the Post and SAME National Headquarters and associated Students (AS). Members must be currently enrolled students of SDSU. 

Mission Statement The SAME SDSU Student Chapter mission is to connect, integrate, promote, and support SDSU Undergrads to, and with, Military Engineering Industry by providing industry mentoring, internships, scholarships, and building relationships to enhance future career opportunities. 

BENEFITS OF MEMBERSHIP 

  • Access to high quality, professionally oriented programs and activities that engender camaraderie and facilitate and improve communication among students, the military services and private sector firms 
  • Excellent networking and mentoring opportunities with engineering/construction professionals and military engineers 
  • Advancement of scientific and engineering education through professional development 
  • Mentorship opportunities with Post members 
  • Recognition of student members by the Post Opportunities to give back through veteran and community outreach 
  • Participation in Post-sponsored workshops, lunches, annual golf tournament and other Post activities 
  • Access to shared events between SAME and SDSU and Troops to Engineers (T2E) (insert web link) Activities and Outreach
  • Involvement in Post activities through volunteering and becoming SAME Young Members
  • Outreach to active duty military personnel (especially wounded warriors) to encourage their pursuit of higher education endeavors
  • Promote senior projects that benefit wounded warriors Chapter Meetings The Chapter typically holds monthly leadership board meetings and general body meeting in the Dean’s Conference Room at SDSU. A pizza lunch is funded by the Post at the monthly general body meetings. Topics of the meetings include planning for future activities and events, and guest speakers on a variety of professional topics.