2017-07-10 1:59 pm
US Marine Corps Society of Military Engineers Construction Camp
US Marine Corps STEM Camp kicked off at Camp Lejeune on Sunday June 18th, with 50 high school students arriving from 21 different states including one from Hawaii. The campers were sponsored by 45 different posts from around the...
US Marine Corps STEM Camp kicked off at Camp Lejeune on Sunday June 18th, with 50 high school students arriving from 21 different states including one from Hawaii. The campers were sponsored by 45 different posts from around the society. They were organized into 5 squads of 10 campers each, and each squad was led during the week by a Marine Corps Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) and two SAME affiliated mentors. This year marks the 5th year Will Breeden and Joe Angell from MSE Group have participated in the event. Both have been involved with the SAME-USMC Camp from its inception back in 2010.
When asked about the coming week, Joe Angell said “We have a phenomenal team and this year we have 50 high schoolers from around the country coming in for a week of learning STEM skills in a military environment. It is a challenging week but watching these kids grow during the week is incredibly rewarding for our entire staff and volunteers.”
The 5 squads competed in a number of STEM related events throughout the week including the design and construction of a concrete beam, trebuchet, cardboard AAV (Canoe), BMP (Stormwater management device), and numerous other STEM related and sports activities. Each event was graded by the activity coordinators and camp staff and points were issued for each event. The squad that won each event was awarded a streamer for their squad guide-on and at the end of the week, the top squad award was presented to Echo squad. Top campers were recognized for each squad and an overall top camper award and scholarship was presented to Todd Stancil of Greenville, NC.
This year, the camp hosted roughly 80 campers and staff per day. After a week of activities, Joe Angell, was quoted as saying, “The dedication and heavy lifting of the camp staff ensured our campers experienced life as a STEM professional in a military environment.”
Great Job Will and Joe!!!