Welcome to Power Mountain Engineering

Lockwood-Hiller Valveless Pulsejet Engine built by students at Fossil Ridge High School, Fort Collins, CO

Power Mountain Engineering is an after-school program offering students in grades 8-12 an opportunity to build fantastic projects with volunteer help from local engineering professionals, college students, business leaders, and teachers. The work takes place at a high school near you where the team builds exotic, complex devices using basic design principles. Most projects require around 100 student-volunteer contact hours to complete. In that time, team members have the opportunity to explore diverse career interests from aerospace engineering to earth sciences.

At Power Mountain, our goal is to teach students advanced skills, while advising them on what to expect in a STEM career from mentors who actually have STEM careers. If you’re not college bound, Power Mountain provides advanced training in computer-aided design, manufacturing, and project management. If engineering is your destination, we place you with working engineers and engineering students to clarify the college path ahead.

Your family and friends are invited to our Kickoff meeting in the Community Room at Poudre Valley REA, where PME representatives will describe the program, fundraising activities, participation costs, schedule, and projects available for the 2017 school year. The meeting takes place on Wednesday, September 20, at 7:30 pm. REA’s address and map are in the Contact section of this website.

Power Mountain Engineering is a northern Colorado 501(c)(3) nonprofit serving Fort Collins, Loveland, Greeley and surrounding communities.