Pikes Peak STEM Engineering & Construction Camps


The Society of American Military Engineers offers a very unique series of engineering camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technical courses and are interested in pursuing engineering in college. These one–week 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 both private industry and the military services. These exciting week–long camps take place during the summer months in a variety of settings—centered on a military base in the colorful Colorado Rockies, the beautiful Southern California Coast, the historic Mississippi Valley.

Learn more about SAME Camps | Want to volunteer at the STEM Camp? Apply to be a mentor.

Scholarship Opportunities

2024 Pikes Peak Post STEM Scholarship Information

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Pikes Peak Post intends to award multiple scholarships to Engineering or STEM Students this school year!

Applicants must be enrolled, or planning to enroll, in a full-time undergraduate STEM degree program at an accredited college or university in the fall term. Applicants who have earned an undergraduate degree or who are enrolled in a graduate degree program are not eligible. All applicants must also have a minimum GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 basis) to be eligible to apply. The minimum GPA requirement applies to both high school and college students. No scholarship will be awarded for those pursuing an associate, second undergraduate or graduate school degree. Applicants who receive an appointment to one of the U.S. Military Academies (or affiliated preparatory schools) or are awarded a full scholarship at any accredited U.S. post-secondary institution of higher education are not eligible to receive funds from this program. A full scholarship is usually defined as one that provides for payment of tuition, books, lab fees, and other related expenses. An ROTC scholarship is considered a full scholarship.

Applicants must be 1) pursuing a four-year degree in Engineering or STEM from an accredited college or university, and 2) either is interested in pursuing a military career or has at least one family member (sibling, parent, or grandparent) who is either:

(1) An active SAME member
(2) A current member of the U.S. military, or
(3) a Veteran of the U.S. military.

Applicants must be high school seniors expecting to enroll in college for the 2024-2025 school year or returning college sophomores, juniors, or seniors enrolled in a college or university for the next academic year.

Our intent is to target scholarship awards to Pikes Peak Post area high school students and college students. The Post reserves the right to offer scholarships to any qualified candidates.

If you have any questions about the scholarship program, please contact the Pikes Peak Post STEM Chair at stem@samepikespeak.org.

Applications can be found at this link: https://www.same.org/wp-content/uploads/2024/03/2024-SAME-PPP-Scholarship-Application.pdf

The deadline for application is April 15, 2024.

For more information about Pikes Peak SAME, please see our website: https://www.same.org/pikes-peak/

Credentialing Achievement Awards Program for Young Members

Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP) For Young Members / NCOs

In an effort to support SAME Young Members and NCOs obtain credentials that strengthen their professionalism, SAME has developed the CAAP. The program is intended to help fund exam  sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications or licensures deemed to have intrinsic value to SAME’s mission and the architectural and engineering professions. These include:

  • Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and Professional Engineer Exam (any discipline)
  • Architect Registration Examination (for any division)
  • Certified Construction Manager (Sponsored by Construction Management Association of America)
  • Design Build Certification (Sponsored by Design Build Institute of America)
  • Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (Sponsored by U.S. Green Building Council)
  • Certified Energy Manager (Sponsored by Association of Energy Engineers)
  • Project Management Professional (Sponsored by Project Management Institute)
  • Certified Facility Manager (Sponsored by International Facility Management Association)
  • Credentials offered by National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET)

Others may be considered on a case by case review by the Committee and with the approval of the SAME Director of Programs. CAAP applications will be evaluated by a review committee for  approval.

Visit SAME National website for more information.

Pikes Peak Post Youth STEM Days

This day is at the United States Air Force Academy. It introduces the participants to careers in engineering and other STEM fields. The youth participate in multiple hands on stations where they work with lasers, rockets, telescopes, building materials and much more to give them the tools to help them make more informed career decision about opportunities in engineering and STEM fields. For information, Todd Cartwright, STEM Chair.

School Outreach – Judging & Speakers

SAME reaches out to connect with many schools in the CO area to provide STEM personnel for classroom engagement, judging for science fairs and STEM competitions and support. Our objective is form long term relationships with school and teacher.

Technology Student Association

The Technology Student Association fosters personal growth, leadership, and opportunities in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM); members apply and integrate these concepts through co-curricular activities, competitions, and related programs.  SAME members provide support by judging and hosting competitions.

Teacher Professional Development

In support of professional development of teachers, SAME offers positions at our STEM Camps to serve as a Mentors, working with professional engineers to conduct a wide variety of STEM events, gaining first-hand knowledge of engineering activities and long term relationships. Contact Scott Prosuch if interested. A stipend may be available.

Communities of Interest

SAME’s Communities of Interest offer members a chance to engage nationally with other professionals focused on a particular technical field or demographic within joint engineering and the A/E/C industry.