K-12 Outreach


Provide opportunities to local K-12 students to get involved in Society activities and promote further secondary education in engineering, the sciences and mathematics.  Society activities include career days at local schools, support for local science fairs, sponsoring students at SAME engineering construction camps, and the Mathcounts program.


Engineering & Construction Camps:

Each summer the Kittyhawk Post sponsors two area high school students to attend the SAME Engineering and Construction Camps.  This year the Kittyhawk Post sponsored one student to attend the United States Air Force Academy camp in Colorado Springs, Colorado and another to attend the Navy SeaBee camp in Port Hueneme, California.

If you are interested in applying for the SAME engineering camps contact Ryan Schlosser

Science Fair Judging:

One of the K-12 Outreach committee’s main focus areas is support the local schools in education and specifically in technical disciplines.  A way we accomplish this is providing judges for science fairs.   Judges are a critical component of this building block toward a technical education.  From designing hybrid materials to studying the biological remediation of environmental problems using plants; you’ll be amazed at the projects these young develop.  If you are interested in volunteering as a judge please contact Capt Vincent Dutter.

Science Fair 2014:

SAME Kittyhawk Science Fair Winners Attend April Luncheon and Present Award-Winning Projects:
A team of Kittyhawk Post members selected two science fair projects for Post awards.  The winners were chosen for having the best engineering and environmental projects at West District Science Day, held at Central State University on 22 March.  Tom Kolber, Mark Goltz, Stan Brown, Justin Delorit, Drew Titone, and Rebecca Knolle made up the team of judges from the Post who selected the winners.

Thomas Chaney, who is in the 10th grade at Tippecanoe High School, won best engineering project for his work titled “Using TEGs to Increase Solar Panel Efficiency.”

Mark Minardi is in the 9th grade and attends Carroll High School.  He received the Eric Su Yong Goltz Award for the best environmental project for his study titled “Removing Copper from Water Using Banana Peels.”

Both students attended the Post April meeting to receive their awards and present their projects.

Thomas Chaney SAME

Thomas Chaney receives his award for the best engineering project from Mark Goltz.  Standing next to Thomas are his parents, Lori and Rick Chaney, and Post President Ken Stegall.

Mark Minardi SAME

Mark Minardi receives his award for the best environmental project from Mark Goltz.  Standing next to Mark are his parents, Laurie and Mike Minardi, and Post President Ken Stegall.

Stebbins High School SAME Mentorship Day:

SAME Student Pic 1Annually SAME members, sustaining member firms, and local organization work with Stebbins High School engineering program to provide a day of mentorship and tours emphasizing options in engineering careers.  The students met with engineers from 5 different technical disciplines, toured laboratories at Wright-Patterson AFB, and students learned about SAME scholarship opportunities. The Post extends its sincere thanks to all those who worked so hard to make the SAME Mentorship Day a success!

Sustaining Member Firms included Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc.,Uptime Solutions Associates Inc.,  Wright-Patterson AFBNational Air and Space Intelligence Center, and the Army Corps of Engineers Regional Office

If you or your firm is interested in becoming involved with Mentorship Day contact Ryan Schlosser.

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