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STEM ENGINEERING AND CONSTRUCTION CAMP

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SAME has been supporting science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) events for over 30 years and conducting camps for almost 20 years. Our camps are world-class and feature a very impressive record of producing thousands of engineers and STEM leaders. 

The 2020 US Navy STEM Engineering and Construction Camp at Naval Base Ventura County has been cancelled and is going virtual!  

The 2020 SAME STEM Virtual Camp will be held July 27 through 31.  All five camps (Navy, Army, Marine Corps, Air Force Academy, and Scott Field) will work together in a virtual camp hosted by the U.S. Naval Academy.  

The application window for the 2020 camp is closed. We look forward to the 2021 Navy Camp in June 2021 at Naval Base Ventura County. Information will be forthcoming in the winter timeframe.

For more camp information, contact: Erin Ingersoll, Camp Registrar, at erini@meetingvisions.net.

SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM

Once again, the San Diego Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) granted scholarships to local college and university engineering and architectural students in 2020. As part of SAME’s Centennial Celebration, this year we awarded $100,000, with top awards of $15,000. The scholarships were awarded exclusively to individuals pursuing a degree in Engineering or Architecture.

In addition, we have three specific scholarships honoring Captain Tom Crane (Ret), 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.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE 2020 SAN DIEGO POST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS!!

Scholarship

Top row; left to right:
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

Middle row; left to right:
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

Bottom row; left to right:
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

PAST POST SCHOLARSHIP WINNERS

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.