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.

By signing up for our Newsletter, your family and friends will be 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 upcoming school year. The meeting takes place the third week in September. A specific day and time will be published in the Newsletter. 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.