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The Society of American Military Engineers Student Mentoring Program is looking for mentors to stimulate the interest of middle school and high school students in engineering, architecture and related sciences. Engineers, architects or scientists willing to mentor about an hour each week from September through April are needed for the student teams. Mentors use their training to advise the students on team work, sustainable design, presentation skills and the use of graphic materials, model development, cost estimating, and technical writing.

Please consider mentoring if you would like to:

  • Promote your profession
  • Plant a seed for a real-world project
  • Watch the light bulbs come on as students work through their projects
  • Give back to your community and society
  • Add evidence of your industry commitment to your resume
  • Be eligible for up to 15 Professional Development Hours

For additional information please contact Nicole Hunter at samesmp@gmail.com

Student Mentoring Program

The Society of American Military Engineers' Student Mentoring Program (SMP) is designed to stimulate secondary school students' interest and excitement in engineering, architecture and related sciences. SMP is a critical thinking program that  challenges students to solve real world problems in the community. The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and the Peter Kiewit Institute (PKI) provide teachers and students in this program with mentors from engineering/architectural fields, guidelines, teacher/ student workshops, and an authentic audience for the demonstration of student solutions. STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), team work, sustainable design, presentation skills, use of graphic materials, model development, cost estimating, and creative, persuasive and technical writing are all promoted in the SMP experience.



Click on one of the files below to view the 2017 Award Ceremony slide show:

[PDF File]

[PowerPoint File]

2017-2018 Schedule

October 10, 2017

Teacher/Mentor Orientation Dinner
6:30 PM at Scott Conference Center

October 24, 2017

      Mentor Training
      6:00 PM at HDR Westroads Offices

November 17, 2017

Submittal 1 Due

November 18, 2017

     Metro Community College Field 

Trip
     10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

January 20, 2018

Teamwork/Revit & SketchUp Workshop
      9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
      HDR Westroads Offices

January 25, 2018

Volunteer Social
4:00-6:30 PM at Granite City
1001 N. 102nd St. (by Westroads Mall)

February 2, 2018

     Submittal 2 Due

February 17, 2018

    High School Career Workshop
     9:00 AM to 2:00 PM
     HDR Westroads Offices

March 2, 2018

      Submittal 3 Due

March 16, 2018

Written Proposal Due

April 16, 2018

Competition Day
8:00 AM at Scott Conference Center
Award Ceremony
7:00 PM at Scott Conference Center
   
   

The Latest Information

2017 Award Winners

Middle School Awards High School Awards

Post President's Award Post President's Award
Bryan Middle School Westside High School #2

 

Awards of Distinction Awards of Distinction
St. Pius/St. Leo School Mount Michael Benedictine #1  

McMillan Magnet Middle School Bennington High School
King Science Center #7 Papillion LaVista High School #1
Bennington Middle School Marian High School
R.M. Marrs Magnet Center #1 Creighton Preparatory High School

 


SAME Scholarship Information

Posted: Sep 28, 2014, 9:38 PM by Student Mentoring

Separate from the SMP Post President’s Award scholarship, there is the SAME Omaha Post Scholarship. This scholarship is available to high school seniors that are SMP participants. It is a $1,000 scholarship that is renewable each year of college (but you must re-apply). The application deadline is March 1st. For more information please visit http://www.same.org/Get-Connected/Find-a-Post/Omaha/Committees/Scholarships-Camps

Submittals

Submittal 1

Due: Friday, November 17, 2017

Submittal 2

Due: Friday, February 2, 2018

Submittal 3

Due: Friday, March 2, 2018

Middle School Teams


Bennington Middle School

 

Team Leader

Jacob Mattes

 

Mentor

Bob Zaruba, Retired U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

 

Project: Bob the Badger Builds a Bridge

 


Bryan Middle School 

 

Team Leader

Sue Hamilton

 

Mentor

Mike Baldino, Baldino Enterprises, LLC

 

Project: Mater Filius Outdoor Living Space


Gretna Middle School

 

Team Leader

April Vieth
 

Mentor

Bobbi Jo Lang, Advanced Engineering Systems

 

Project: Bio-Dome Classroom for GMS

 


Kings Science Center Team 1

 

Team Leader

Daniel Kubik
 

Mentor

Jay Weingarten, RDG

 

Project: Sea Lion Redesign



Kings Science Center Team 2

 

Team Leader

Daniel Kubik
 

Mentor

Jay Weingarten, RDG

 

Project: Red Barn Park Rehabilitation



Kings Science Center Team 3

 

Team Leader

Daniel Kubik
 

Mentor

Jay Weingarten, RDG

 

Project: Native Nebraska Early Childhood Education Center



Kings Science Center Team 4

 

Team Leader

Daniel Kubik
 

Mentor

Jay Weingarten, RDG

 

Project: Cat Complex Design




La Vista Middle School Team #1

 

Team Leader
Beth Maloney

Mentors
Richard Lewis, USACE Retired
Rob Hufford, Family Heritage

Project: Champions Park



La Vista Middle School Team #2

 

Team Leader
Beth Maoloney

Mentors
Richard Lewis, USACE Retired
Rob Hufford, Family Heritage

Project: Monarch Park



Lewis & Clark Middle School

 

Team Leader
Juli Moulton

Mentor
Ryan Hopfinger, Cargill

Project: Lewis and Clark Community Garden

  


Liberty Middle School

Team Leader
Beth Maloney

Mentor
Jon Peterson, HGM Associates

Project: New HAL Building



Marrs Middle School

 

Team Leader

Leann May-Burr

 

Mentors

Susan Marino, GBA

Daria Sakharova, GBA

Rick Besancon, Burns & McDonnell 

 

Project: Innovative Student Desks



McMillan Magnet Center

 

Team Leader

James Mayberger

 

Mentor

Kathie Englert, US Army Corps of Engineers

 

Project: STEMified

 


Papillion Middle School

Team Leader
Brett Redemske

Mentor
Rick Reznicek, Holland Basham Architects

Project: Washington Street Pedestrian Overpass


St. James/Seton Catholic

Team Leaders
Marlena Laney
Tara Neaderhiser

Mentors

Ticha Rohan, HDR

Matt Neaderhiser, Holland Basham Architects


Project: Marvelous Metro Maglev


St. Pius X/St. Leo School

Team Leaders
Tiffani Herefordt

Mentor
John Martin, HDR Inc.


Project: 


Westside Middle School

Team Leader
Kristen Job

Mentors
Kate Fickle, Leo A. Daly
Niccolo Peterson, Leo A. Daly

Project: ALFA (Affordable Living For All)

High School Teams


 Bennington High School

  Team Leader
  Patricia Hawkins

  Mentors
  Wally Stern, Retired USACE

  David Stajkowski, Cargill

  Project: Bennington Bike Path and Traffic Control



 Creighton Prep High School


  Team Leaders
  Candace Thompson
  Jon Magruder
  
  Mentors
  Isabella Walsh, HDR

  Dave Meier, HDR

  Project: Holy Family Shrine Retreat Pavillion

 

  Daniel J. Gross Catholic High School

  Team Leader
  Steve Hamersky

  Mentors
  Gary Krupa, Department of Veterans Affairs
  Andrew Shelby, DLR Group

  Project:  Nebraska Amusement Park at Interstate 80 and Highway 66, Ashland, NE


  Gretna High School Team 2

  Team Leader
  Matt Johnson

  Mentors
  Andy Winslow, USACE
  Travis Stangle, HDR
  Rebecca Cherney, HDR

  Project: Mobile Clinic


  Gretna High School Team 3

  Team Leader

  Matt Johnson

  Mentors
  Andy Winslow, USACE
  Travis Stangle, HDR
  Rebecca Cherney, HDR

  Project: Gretna High School: The Future of Education


  Marian High School 

  Team Leader
  Matt Winterboer

  Mentor
  Stephanie Peterson, Metro Community College
  
  Project: Disaster Relief Center


 Mt. Michael Benedictine High School Team 1


  Team Leader

  Marilynn Theis

  Mentor
  Aric Mousel, USACE

  Project: Now is the Time


 Mt. Michael Benedictine High School Team 2


  Team Leader

  Marilynn Theis

  Mentor
  Aric Mousel, USACE

  Project: Renovating for the Future


  Omaha Central High School Team 1


  Team Leader

  Ashutosh Kumar

  Mentor
  Ryan Leigh, USACE


  Project: Electrolysis as Green Energy



  Omaha Central High School Team 2


  Team Leader
  Kyle Parkhill


  Mentors
  Dave Merrell, USACE

  Dave Packard, USACE

  Project: 3D Printing and Waste Improvement



 Omaha North High School


  Team Leader
  Derek Babb

  Mentor
  
J. R. Cooper, Spiral Solutions and Technologies, Inc.


  Project: TerraBite



 Papillion La Vista High School 1

  Team Leader
  Dana Janssen

  Mentor
  Alec Saline, DLR Group

  Project:  Green Development Project



 Papillion La Vista High School 2


  Team Leader
  Dana Janssen

  Mentor
  Nate Hotovy, Kiewit

  Project:  Oceanic Exhibit


 Papillion La Vista High School 3


  Team Leader
  Dana Janssen

  Mentors
  Brad Wilken, Wilken Studios
  Scott Stopek, Wilken Studios
  Rocky Henkel, Wilken Studios

  Project:  La Vista Village




Papillion La Vista South High School Team 1


  Team Leader
  Jamie Glover

  Mentors
  Tyler Winnike, Leo A Daly
  Brian Howell, Farris Engineering
  
  Project:  Mobile Teacher Cart Redesign



  Papillion La Vista South High School Team 2


  Team Leader
  Jamie Glover

  Mentors
  Tyler Winnike, Leo A Daly
  Brian Howell, Farris Engineering
  
  Project: High School STS Renovation

 


 Papillion La Vista South High School Team 3


  Team Leader
  Jamie Glover

  Mentors
  Tyler Winnike, Leo A Daly
  Brian Howell, Farris Engineering
  
  Project: Glenwood Hills Park Renovation


 Papillion La Vista South High School Team 4


  Team Leader
  Jamie Glover

  Mentors
  Tyler Winnike, Leo A Daly
  Brian Howell, Farris Engineering
  
  Project: Highway Lights



 Papillion La Vista South High School Team 5


  Team Leader
  Jamie Glover

  Mentors
  Tyler Winnike, Leo A Daly
  Brian Howell, Farris Engineering
  
  Project: Parking Renovation



 Papillion La Vista South High School Team 6


  Team Leader
  Jamie Glover

  Mentors
  Tyler Winnike, Leo A Daly
  Brian Howell, Farris Engineering
  
  Project: Sizable CO2 Collector



 Westside High School Team 1

  Team Leader
   
Tyler Foster

  Mentors
 
Matthew Gulsvig, DLR Group
  Leslie Suhr, Leo A. Daly
  
  Project: Roof Redo


 Westside High School Team 2

  Team Leader
  Tyler Foster

  Mentors
  
Matthew Gulsvig, DLR Group
  Leslie Suhr, Leo A. Daly

  Project: Mars or Transcontinental Travel

 


Documents & Forms



2017-2018 SAME SMP Program Manual.pdf

2016-17 Orientation Presentation.pdf   (2174k)  v.1

Posted Oct 12, 2016, 11:07 AM by Student Mentoring



 

High School Proposal - Marian 2016.pdf   (3398k)  v.1

Posted Nov 5, 2016, 4:09 PM by Student Mentoring



Middle School Proposal - Bryan Middle 2016.pdf   (1174k)  v.1

Posted Nov 5, 2016, 4:10 PM by Student Mentoring



SAME SMP Mentor Application 2016.pdf   (352k)  v.1

Posted Oct 4, 2016, 4:52 PM by Student Mentoring



SAME SMP Permission Slip 2016-2017.pdf   (359k)  v.2

Posted Oct 4, 2016, 5:05 PM by Student Mentoring



Archive



Click here to view the 2016 Award Ceremony slide show:

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Click here to view the 2015 Award Ceremony slide show:

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To access the video shown at 20th Anniversary 2014 Award Ceremony, click here.