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CSM Tours are tonight and we are still a GO!

**Please dress appropriately.  It will be COLD this evening and we will be spending some time outside walking to various tour locations



1500 Illinois St.

Golden, CO 80401


The location above is the general campus address.  Everyone should plan to park in Lot D and make their way to Berthoud Hall.  We will have advisors stationed to help guide you.

Click Here for Google directions

Plan to arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 to find parking and make your way to our starting location, get pizza and grab a tour agenda.  We will be splitting up into 3 groups this evening to limit group sizes. At the conclusion of our last tour, you are free to head home.  Please refer to the map below as well as the attached agenda with an additional map included.

CSM Tours Tonight!

Arrive by 5:30 - 5:45

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Download the CSM Tour Agenda

The PDF above is the agenda for this evening; please download and read through this.

If you have any questions, please email me!

Thanks and see you all this evening!

Posted on Monday, 2/25/2019

Design Night- Strongest Bridge (Part II of II)

                          Tuesday, February 26

                                                   6 PM-8:15 PM

How strong can a bridge really be?  This design night captures the definition of strength, along with principles of mechanical and civil engineering.  Explorers will finish building their bridges to see which one can hold the most weight (relative to its own weight).  All glue must be dried by the end of the night, and all bridges must be finished in time for the judges to test their strength and announce the winner.  Not only will they be judging on the amount of weight the bridge can hold, but also on the complexity and design of the bridge.  Let's get building!


For more information, visit the documents tab at the top of this page and click on the 2016 - 2017 link to see the materials used, requirements, and examples of bridges for explorers to use as a reference.




CU Tours Tonight!

Arrive by 5:30 - 5:45

CU Tours tonight are a GO!

PLEASE NOTE!!  There has been a change to our meeting location.  When you registered for the tours, the form had said to meet at the Discover Learning Center.  We were not able book the auditorium within the DLC and have had to change our meeting location.  Please refer to the map below.


Engineering Center
1111 Engineering Dr.
Boulder, CO 80309


Plan to arrive at the CU campus between 5:30 and 5:45 to get pizza and grab a tour agenda. Parking is available in lot 436 specified below for free after 5PM.  We will be meeting in the Engineering Center Lobby (starred in the image below). Once at the lobby, a tour guide will show you to the classroom we will be gathering in to eat and divide into groups.  We will be splitting up into 3 groups this evening to limit group sizes. At the conclusion of our last tour, you are free to head home.
Please come with questions!  There are 3 tour segments scheduled for this evening (in addition to a final stop) and one of these is a Q&A session with your tour guide.


CU Tour Map.jpg

Download the CU Tour Agenda

The PDF above is the agenda for this evening; please download and read through this.

If you have any questions, please email me!
If you get lost or need assistance please call either Ryan Cutter (303-731-7220) or myself (303-919-9713).

Thanks and see you all this evening!

Design Night-  Catapults

Tuesday, January 15

     6 PM-8:15 PM

Posted on Thursday, 11/15/2018

Design Night- Duct Tape Challenge

Tuesday, December 4th

6 PM-8:15 PM

How creative can you get with catapults?  If you enjoy mechanical engineering, then this design night is for you.  The project includes many mechanical engineering principles, such as the arc of the movement of the lever arm and Newton's Third Law: for every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction.  A small scale catapult will be built using the provided supplies, and at the end of the night, you will be scored based on how accurate and precise the catapult launching was.  Your catapult has to launch an object you choose to use successfully and with great distance.  Remember to make your design unique, as the judges will be scoring designs on not only accuracy and precision, but originality also.


For more information, visit the documents tab at the top of this page and click on the 2015 - 2016 link to see the materials used, rules, and criteria for judging.



Posted on Monday, 11/05/2018

Guest Speaker

Tuesday, November 6th

6 PM-8:15 PM

Jim Paradise is in his 36th year with Lockheed Martin. He is currently a Principal Engineer for Lockheed Martin Space.  He has a BS in Electrical Engineering, an MS in Systems Engineering, and is a PhD Candidate in Interdisciplinary Engineering through University of Denver.  Programs he worked include the Space Shuttle, Titan and Atlas launch vehicles, and numerous Space Probes to places like Venus, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Comets, and Asteroids.  He has served as Program Manager for our Learning Management System (LMS), Learning Content Management System (LCMS), Engineering Training, NEROP, and our Engineering Leadership Development Program (ELDP).  He is currently responsible for Spacecraft & Missile Engineering Staffing.

Jim has been a NASA Solar System Ambassador for 17 years.  He is a frequent speaker on STEM Careers, Engineering Math, and Space Exploration.   In 2017, he was awarded the President's Lifetime Achievement Award his lifetime commitment to building a stronger nation through volunteer service.

They say you can fix anything with duct tape; let's see what you can build with it. . . On this design night, there will be three challenges: CHALLENGE 1: an electric powered rover, which can use up to 30 yards of duct tape, CHALLENGE 2: a step stool , which can use up to 50 yards of duct tape, and CHALLENGE 3: a boat, which can use up to 40 yards of duct tape.  For challenge 1, you will be able to use cardboard rolls anywhere on the rover.  For challenge 2, you can use up to 2 cardboard rolls anywhere on the stool.  Challenge 3 might be especially interesting, since no cardboard rolls are allowed to be used on the boat. 

For more information, visit the documents tab at the top of this page and click on the 2016 - 2017 link to see the materials used , rules, and criteria for judging.


Posted on Monday, 10/01/2018

LM Facility Tours!

RSVPs are now open for these tours, please RSVP below!

Our LM Facility tours are right around the corner!

We have two tours dates (the tours are identical for both nights to control group size):

Monday, October 15th  (Student's Last Name Starting A - L)

Monday, October 22nd  (Student's Last Name Starting M - Z)

The timing will follow our normal evening; arrive by 5:30pm.  We will have pizza and drinks in the visitor center and will leave by 6pm to start the tours.

Please sign up for the night that corresponds with your last name above.  Granted, we realize there are scheduling issues and if you have a conflict, you have the option to switch evenings.

PLEASE try and have your RSVPs in to us by Tuesday, October 9th!

PLEASE create an RSVP for EACH person attending (this includes family members)

Posted on Monday, 9/24/2018

Schedule Posted!

Check it out here

Our schedule is now posted!  Please go download it now and put these dates on your calendars!

Note that some of these dates are subject to change due to weather considerations and availability of key individuals.  In general, though, these dates can be planned around for the year.

For returning students, you may notice that many of these design nights are similar to last year.  Some of these design nights are subject to change and many of them have been updated from the previous year with feedback that we've received from both past students and advisors.  There is still plenty of new things for the year!

Posted on Monday, 9/24/2018

Design Night

Tuesday, September 25th

6PM* - 8:15PM

*Please arrive by 5:30/5:45 to check in through security!

Our first design night of the year is here!

For all future meetings, we will always meet at the Visitor Center.  Please arrive between 5:30 and 5:45 to get checked in through security and remember to bring your ID if you are 16 years or older!  As a general practice, it's a good idea to always bring your student ID.

If you have not registered with us, I do not know you're coming and thus do not have you in the security system!  This will slow down the process and prevent us from starting on time.  Please ensure that you are registered if you plan to attend this design night tomorrow!  You can do so here.

We look forward to seeing you at the design night!

Posted on Thursday, 9/13/2018

Registration is Now Open!

Please visit our Registration Page to register for the 2018/2019 Season!

Our program is now accepting registrations for the 2018/2019 season!

Please visit our Registration page and read through all the requirements for registering.

We require FOUR THINGS to register:

1- Our online registration form

2- A completed Appearance Release

3- A completed Learning For Life form (requires parent signature!)

3- Payment via Paypal or Cash/Check

The LFL form and payment (if cash/check) can be turned in at the next meeting

Open House

Tuesday, September 11th

6PM - 8:30PM

Posted on Tuesday, 8/14/2018

We're ready to kick off another season of the Lockheed Martin Engineering Explorer Post and that means signing up to attend our open house!  Please read through the details below.


Tuesday, September 11th

6PM - 8:30PM

*Please plan to arrive no later than 5:30 in order to get your badge from our security team.  We expect a lot of people and this could take some time.


Lockheed Martin Waterton Campus - Visitor Center

12257 S Wadsworth Blvd.

Littleton, CO 80127

NOTE:  There will be a large number of people coming to the open house this evening, parking will be very tight.  Please plan to carpool if feasible.  You will be taking your own vehicles past the security gates and up to the meeting location when (and ONLY WHEN) a Lockheed Martin advisor leads up the first caravan.


  • A form of ID

    • Anyone attending the open house that is 16 years of age or older will need to bring a valid form of ID.  This includes Driver's Licenses, Birth Certificates (or copies thereof) and Passports (expired passports are acceptable).  If you do not have one of these forms of ID, please bring your Student ID and send us an email in ADVANCE of your arrival.

  • Pen/Paper

    • This is not entirely necessary as all Open House material will be made available on this website, but if you want to take any notes from the evening please come prepared

  • Your appetite!

    • We will have plenty of pizza and drinks (soda/lemonade/iced tea/water...) available for everyone that RSVPs for the evening


Our RSVP form is open now.  Please RSVP as soon as you can as this will make processing your security requests much easier.  The deadline to RSVP is THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6TH.  We will be closing our RSVP form at this time in order to give us enough time to create badges and process everyone's security requests in our system.


Posted on Monday, 2/18/2019

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