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

June 2015    
Monthly Board Meeting 4 June  
Solar Wall

18 June

at The Landing
11:00 Lunch
11:30 Meeting

SolarWall® is a heating (winter) and ventilation (summer) system that uses the sun’s energy to pre-heat ventilated air to approximately 100° F above outside ambient temperature. Last year the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) named SolarWall one of the best technological advancements of the past centuries, placing it with the light bulb. Since 2009, E-Corp has reduced energy costs in DoD buildings by 20-50% by installing 45,000+ SF of SolarWall® on 15 DoD buildings to include 6,000+ SF of SolarWall on Bldg. 850 and 1A on Hill AFB.
E-Corp will provide case studies on SolarWall® installations and explain the mechanics to demonstrate the following benefits:
 Huge lifecycle cost savings
 No maintenance over its 30+ year lifespan
 A 20-50% per year reduction in energy use
 Displacement of corresponding GHG emissions and CO2
 Generation of up to 10+ LEED® points
 Improved indoor air quality
 Construction flexibility and customization

July 2015    
Monthly Board Meeting 2 July  
Monthly Meeting

16 July

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

Program: Tour Davis County Emergency Operations Center (EOC)

August 2015    
Monthly Board Meeting 6 Aug  
Annual Scholarship Golf Tournament

20 Aug

Hubbard Golf Course

How to register: Download the PDF

Scholarship Opportunity for Engineering and Architecture

2015 Scholarship information

The Great Basin Post is opening its annual scholarship selection process for 2015.  We plan to award three scholarships ($1800 each) to high school students and two (also $1800 each) to Freshmen or Sophomores pursuing engineering or architecture degrees at accredited universities.  Also, this year we are initiating a scholarship at the U of U where our $1800 will be matched through a state incentive program. Applications are due January 9, 2015.  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 below  (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 2015 Application forms:

University Student Application (Adobe PDF)

University Student Application (MS Word)

High School Student Application (Adobe PDF)

High School Student Application (MS Word)

Applications due: Friday, January 9, 2015

The 2015 Fliers

University Flier

High School Flier

Post Officers

President: Darrin Wray   Past President Bob Elliott
Vice-President: Jon Oldham   Past President Roberta Schlicher
Secretary: Lt Chapman   Programs Chair Everett Reynolds
Treasurer: Jason Dalpias   Programs Committee  
Asst. Secretary-Treasurer:     Programs Commitee Joe Cross

(Emergency Prep & Contingency Ops)

Buddy Briesmaster   Emergency Management Rep  
Director (Education & Training) Joe Martone   Publicity Mark Holt

Director (Relationships & Recognition)

Craig Blackhurst   Membership David Willis
Director (Leadership & Mentoring) Lynn Hill   Awards: Paul Waite
Director (Finance) David Friz   Small Business David Willis
      UEC Rep Roberta Schlicher

SAME Camps

2015 Camp Information coming soon

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