Great Basin Post

Calendar of Events
Post Officers
SAME Camp Info
Scholarship Info
The mission of the Society of American Military Engineers is to promote and facilitate engineering support for national security by developing and enhancing relationships and competencies among uniformed services, public and private sector engineers, and related professionals.

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Calendar of Events

April 2014    
Monthly Board Meeting 7 April  
Monthly Meeting 17 April The Landing, 11:00 Lunch, 11:30 Meeting

Sustaining Member Presentation:  SES
Program: Hydrogen fuel cells: An efficient source of energy for stationary and mobile applications, presented by Select Engineering Services

In order to let The Landing better serve us, we are going to have meeting attendees pre-order their lunch directly through them. Please call The Landing at 777-3841 Tuesday through Friday 9:00 – 3:00 and place your order for the meeting. Be sure to tell them it’s for the SAME Meeting on the 17th. You will also be able to pay with a credit card over the phone. A 15% gratuity will be added to your bill.

May 2014    
Monthly Board Meeting 5 May  
Monthly Meeting

22 May

The Landing, 11:00 Lunch, 11:30 Meeting

Sustaining Member Presentation: TBD
Program: Shane Marshall (UDOT Deputy Director),
Intelligent Transportation Systems

Click here to download the December meeting briefing slides

Post Officers

President: Roberta Schlicher   Programs Chair:Everett Reynolds
Vice-President: Darrin Wray   Programs Committee: Daniel Dunning
Secretary: Lt Jose Martinez   Programs Committee: Kalem Sessions
Treasurer: Jon Oldham   Programs/Readiness:  
Asst. Secretary-Treasurer:     Publicity: Mark Holt
Past President/Director: Bob Elliott   Education: David Friz
Director:Buddy Briesmaster   Small Business: David Willis
Director: Craig Blackhurst   Membership: David Willis
Director: Lynn Hill   Awards: Paul Waite
Director: Joe Martone   UEC Rep: Daniel Dunning
Young Member: Bryan Close      


Scholarship Opportunity for Engineering and Architecture

The Great Basin Post is opening its annual scholarship selection process for 2014.  We plan to award three scholarships ($1800 each) to high school students and three (also $1800 each) to college students pursuing accredited degrees in engineering or architecture.  Applications are due January 10, 2014.  We invite post members to participate in the process.  Help us get the word out by alerting students you know who may qualify, or by helping us reach out to local high school advisers and counselors.  Fliers to give to counselors, and applications are available on the Post website,  (Be sure to select the right flier and application for either high school or university level.) 

For more information please contact Gabe (Evan Gabrielsen, Education Chair,

The 2014 Application forms:

College Student Application (Adobe PDF)

High School Student Application (Adobe PDF)

Applications due: Friday, January 10, 2014

The 2014 Fliers

College Flier

High School Flier

SAME 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. This year, camps are being sponsored by the Army (Vicksburg, VA, June 22-28), the Air Force Academy (Colorado Springs, CO, June 26- July 2), and the Marine Corps (Camp Lejeune, NC, June 22-28). 

Applications must be submitted to the Great Basin Post no later than 14 March, to allow post evaluation and nomination by the camp deadline. See for qualifications and application process.  There is a lot of competition for camp spots but for selected students the post will sponsor half of the registration fee and the airfare. If you have questions, please call Evan Gabrielsen at 801-904-4070, or email at

Send completed applications to:
Evan Gabrielsen c/o URS Corporation
756 E. Winchester St, Suite 400
SLC, UT 84107