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K-12 Outreach Programs
K-12 POCs | (back to top)
Erica Becvar, from the Air Force Personnel Center at JBSA-Randolph, is the point-of-contact (POC) for Post and other K-12 support activities.

Erica serves on our Post Board as the K-12 Outreach Coordinator. Erica can be reached at erica.becvar.1@us.af.mil

Young member Joe Domeier, from the Air Force Civil Engineer Center (AFCEC), serves as the Assistant K-12 Outreach Coordinator and helps Erica with the Post's STEM activities.Jow can be reached at j.domeier@yahoo.com

Young member Joshua Graham, also from AFCEC, assists Erica and Joe by serving as the point-of-contact (POC) for the Postís SAME E&C Camp. Joshua is an active participant in our Post activities. Joshua can be reached at joshua.graham.10@us.af.mil

Joe and Joshua also serve on our Post Board.

Need Your Help | (back to top)
The San Antonio Postís K-12 Outreach Program focuses on getting children excited about engineering, math, and science with the hope that someday they will pursue careers in engineering, architecture, contruction or other related professions.

The Post selected several programs to support over the years with volunteers and/or sponsorships. We have listed these programs below so you can plan ahead to participate and help us get the word out to others who may be interested in participating.

If you want to participate, check out our volunteer web page at http://2017sapostvolunteer.eventbrite.com where you can register for all our volunteer opportunities.

If you have any questions about our K-12 program, please contact our K-12 Outreach Coordinator, Erica Becvar, at erica.becvar.1@us.af.mil.

What if I participate in an activity not listedÖwhat do I do? | (back to top)
We depend on our memberís continued involvement in the community to help us improve our K-12 program and support to the local community. If youíve participated in other community outreach events focused on either K-12, or even college students, to discuss engineering, science, or math related topics throughout the year, then please let us know.

All you need to do is send an e-mail to Erica Becvar on the topic/subject of the activity, when/where it was held, who you briefed, and the POCís information (that way we will have POCís contact information so maybe the Post can also support that event in the future) at erica.becvar.1@us.af.mil.

SAME Summer Engineering & Construction Camps | (back to top)
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Description: Each year SAME sponsors Engineering & Construction Camps for high school students to provide them with first-hand experience in engineering and construction. See the SAME Summer Camp webpage at http://posts.same.org/camps/.

Location/Timeframe: June thru July (see http://posts.same.org for specific dates) - 4 locations:

  • U.S. Army Camp - Vicksburg, M
  • U.S. Marine Camp Ė Camp Lejeune, NC
  • U.S. Air Force Academy Camp - Colorado Springs, CO
  • U.S. Navy Seabee Camp - Port Hueneme, CA

Participation: High school student applicants and Post Young Member and NCO volunteers as Camp Mentors

Participation Level Required: Up to 11 days and travel to the Camps is required

Post Commitment: Each year the Post tries to sponsor (registration and travel) at least one (1) camper to each of the camps and a Camp mentor. Check the Post website, http://www.same-satx.org, for application call and due date.

Post Event POC: Joshua Graham at joshua.graham.10@us.af.mil

K-12 Events Supported | (back to top)
mathcounts The following are the type of K-12 events our Post typically supports throughout the year:

  • MATHCOUNTS: The Post provides volunteers for two MATHCOUNTS events held locally during the year - a Regional Competition in the Spring at UTSA/St Mary's University and the Mathletes in Action Competition (supported by the San Antonio Spurs) at the AT&T Center in the Fall.


  • National Engineers Week: Our Post and its sustaining members support San Antonio's Engineer Week activities with volunteers and participants. The Post also provides a sponsorship (generally $1,000) for the event to help support student participation in the various events. We also hosted Engineer-for-a-Day programs during the week.


  • Alamo Regional Science and Engineering Fair: The Post provides volunteers to serve as judges for this event held at St. Maryís University for students in grades 6-12. The Post also typically awards cash prizes to students selected by our judges.


  • Junior Academy of Science Program: The Post provides volunteers to serve as judges for this event held at different locations throughout the City each year such as UTSA or local high schools. Unlike the typically science fair where volunteers judge the student project displays, judges listen to student oral presentations and review their wrtten reports on the projects.


  • Texas State Science and Engineering Fair: The Post provides volunteers to serve as judges for this event held at Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center downtown for students in grades 6-12. The Post also typically awards cash prizes to students selected by the our judges.


  • John Jay Science and Engineering Academy Science Fair: Held in the Dec, this is typically the last K-12 event supported by the Post each year. The Post provides volunteers to serve as judges for student project displays held at the John Jay Academy.


  • SA BEST Robot Competition: The Post provides volunteers to serve as judges, referees and other support staff for this event held at St. Maryís University. On the competition day, middle/high school teams go head-on with each other in a thrilling science-fair-turned-sports-event robot competition. The Post also provides a sponsorship (generally $1,000) and its own special Post award for the event. Judge volunteers are used prior to the competition to judge robot project notebooks and oral presentations by the school teams or on the competition day for special awards. The Post also has supported other robot competitions in the past such as the Get-Excied-About-Robots (GEAR) and First Droid competitions with volunteers and/or sponsorships.


  • Local School Career Days: The Post provides guest speakers throughout the year to support local elementary/middle/high school career days. The Post is committed to helping students learn more about engineering/architecture/contruction and related career fields. Speakers talk about what they do in their professions and how important it is to our community and nation.


  • San Antonio GIS Day: SAGIS Day showcases the new and groundbreaking ways that local and regional organizations are using Geographic Information Systems technology for local middle/high school students. The Post supports the event held at the Tri-Point Center downtown with volunteers for presentations and the support staff and provides a sponsorship (generally $1,000) to enable students to attend the event. Post sustaining members also sponsor exhibit booths on GIS at the event.


  • Design Treasures Events: This event is sponsored by the Society of Design Adminstration (SDA). The event exposes 4th and 5th grade students to engineering, architecture and construction by having displays and presentations that students move around through during the event. The Post started its support of this event in 2014 with a volunteer judge for special awards and a small sponsorship. The Post expects to expand its support of this event, which is similar to our past Scout Academies and Programs.