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The Seattle Post's STEM Committee's goal is to promote engagement of engineers and scientists for outreach and mentoring of K-12 students and promote STEM awareness. Some studies indicate that there will be a critical shortage of engineers and scientists in the future and we hope to lessen this gap by engaging students early in their studies.

Seattle Post -- 2020 STEM Engineering & Construction Camps and US Coast Guard AIM Program

The Society of American Military Engineers offers a unique series of engineering and construction camps designed for high school students who excel in math, science and technology and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture or related fields in college.  These camps are high energy, hands–on events for students from across the country and around the world.  The camps are led by a professional staff of engineers from the military services and private industry.  Each camp is one week in duration and each has its own unique focus and theme.  The Engineering & Construction camps are a one-of-a-kind opportunity to experience what engineers, architects and builders do, to learn practical skills, and to gain exposure to the military services. 

For 2020, the Seattle Post will sponsor three students – one each to attend either the U.S. Marine Corps Camp, the U.S. Navy Camp, the U.S. Air Force Camp, or the U.S. Coast Guard’s Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Program.  Dates and locations of these programs are noted below.

SAME/U.S. Marine Corps Engineering and Construction Camp - DatesJune 21, 2020 through June 27, 2020; Location: Camp Lejeune, North Carolina

SAME/U.S. Navy Engineering and Construction Camp - DatesJune 21, 2020 through June 27, 2020; Location: -- Port Hueneme, California

SAME/U.S. Air Force Engineering and Construction Camp - DatesJune 24, 2020 through June 30, 2020; Location: -- U.S. Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, Colorado

SAME/U.S. Coast Guard Academy Introduction Mission (AIM) Program - Dates:  Session U -- July 5, 2020 through July 10, 2020, Session II -- July 12, 2020 through July 17, 2020, and Session III July 19, 2020 through July 24, 2020; Location: -- U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Connecticut

To learn more, download the flyer: STEM Engineering & Construction Camp Flyer

Currently we have started a Career Fair program for a socially and economically disadvantaged school in Seattle. Part of our outreach, STEM awareness, and service there includes putting together "tool kits" for educators and needed donations. Please contact our STEM Committee Chair, Mary Ann Carlson (email: Mcarlson@hotmail.com), if you would like to donate any of the following items needed in these tool kits. 

Tool Kit Items Needed:
Compasses (104 needed): Staedtler 6 Comfort Compass ($18.79 each)
Rulers (208 needed): Ruler, Metric, Clear 30cm ($3.19 each)
Calipers (56 needed): Calipers, Vemier Double Scale Steel ($9.85 each)

We also created the poster below, promoting STEM awareness, to hang in the hallway at local schools.

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