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SDSU Student Chapter

The San Diego State University Student Chapter of the SAME San Diego Post was established in October 2011 with the mission of supporting national security and organizations that support national security.  The accomplished professionals who are affiliated with the Post are an excellent mentorship resource for engineering students at SDSU. 

The Chapter has approximately 20 active members, most of whom are student-veterans, who genuinely support the mission of SAME.  Many student members are veterans with a Veterans Administration disability classification of 30% or greater and who are in school under the Wounded Warriors Act.  There are approximately 1,000 veterans on campus with 147 active duty and veterans in the engineering program.

The Chapter has a Constitution and Bylaws approved by the Post and SAME National Headquarters and is a recognized SDSU Student Organization.  Members must be currently enrolled students of SDSU.

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to high quality, professionally oriented programs and activities that engender camaraderie and facilitate and improve communication among students, the military services and private sector firms
  • Excellent networking and mentoring opportunities with engineering/construction professionals and military engineers
  • Advancement of scientific and engineering education through professional development
  • Mentorship opportunities with Post members
  • Recognition of student members by the Post
  • Opportunities to give back through veteran and community outreach
  • Participation in Post-sponsored workshops, lunches, annual golf tournament and other Post activities

 Activities and Outreach

  • Involvement in Post activities through volunteering and becoming Young Members
  • Mentors at SAME/Seabees Engineering and Construction Camp
  • Outreach to active duty military personnel (especially wounded warriors) to encourage their pursuit of higher education endeavors
  • Promote senior projects that benefit wounded warriors

Chapter Meetings

The Chapter holds a monthly leadership board meeting and general body meeting in the Dean’s Conference Room at SDSU. A pizza lunch is funded by the Post at the monthly general body meetings.  Topics of the meetings include planning for future activities and events, and guest speakers on a variety of professional topics.

To learn more about the SAME SDSU Student Chapter, visit the SAME SDSU Student Chapter website by clicking here.

You can also learn about the Troops to Engineers

SAME Engineering and Construction Camps

The Society of American Military Engineers in collaboration with the Military Services, offers a series of engineering/STEM camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or a related field 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 uniformed military services.

Each camp has its own unique focus and theme and is a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn what engineers do from professional engineers, learn practical skills and gain exposure to the military services. Information on eligibility and application process can be found at www.samecamps.org.

If you are interested in attending one of these camps and meet all requirements, complete the application form. Return the form and a 1/2-page essay describing your post-high school education and career goals to the point of contact shown below. The deadline for turning in applications to the San Diego Post for 2016  will be Early Spring. Email or paper mail submittals are acceptable.

The San Diego Post pays airfare and one half of the registration fee for selected applicants. Campers will be responsible for the remaining half of the registration fee ($290). The Post’s Board of Directors selects one or two candidates for sponsorship after reviewing applications.

Additional information about the SAME Engineering and Construction Camps is available here. Applications for sponsorship and any questions about the program should be directed to:

Engineering/Construction Camp Chair: 
LT Karen McAllister, USN
karen.mcallister@navy.mil

2015 SAME SD Post Scholarships

 Scholarships were presented May 14 during the monthly luncheon. Congratulations to all of the winners!
COLLEGE STUDENTS:

  • Brent Knickerbocker – SR, San Diego State University Computer Engineering – $2,500
  • Keith Nelms – SR, San Diego State University Civil, Engineering – $2,500
  • Jeromy Suko – SR, San Diego State University, Aerospace Engineering – $3,000
  • Boyd Wheeler  – JR, New School of Architecture and Design, Architecture – $3,000
  • Tan Pham – JR, New School of Architecture and Design, Architecture – $3,000
  • Christian Garcia – SR, New School of Architecture and Design, Architecture – $3,000
  • Julio Adrian Medina – JR, New School of Architecture and Design, Architecture – $3,000
  • Raymond Powell – SR, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $3,000
  • Elijah Elliot – SR, San Diego State University, Construction Engineering and Management – $4,000
  • Joshua Black – JR, San Diego State University, Electrical Engineering – $4,000
  • Alina Meza – JR, New School of Architecture and Design, Architecture – $4,000 (Jackie Price Dunn Award winner)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

Student Name: Currently Attending: Plans to attend: Intended Major: Amount:
Maggie Orourke-Liggett Carlsbad High School SDSU/USD/Oregon State Chemical Eng $1,250
James Betz Santa Margarita Catholic HS Stevens Institute of Technology Chemical Eng $1,250
Davina Moossazadeh Canyon Crest Academy UC Berkeley Biomedical Eng $2,500

 

High School Scholarship Program:

The San Diego Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) has expanded our scholarship program to include graduating high school seniors who intend to pursue a college degree in either engineering or architecture. The program is only open to children of members of the San Diego Post. We intend to grant up to $5000 in scholarships to deserving students.

Applications will be accepted directly from the students. The candidates must be U.S. citizens who are entering college this fall and display enthusiastic promise in their studies. Grade point average will not be the only consideration. Involvement in other extra-curricular activities and organizations and financial need are among other key considerations. Interviews will be scheduled with the candidates deemed best qualified by the SAME Scholarship Committee following a review of individual applications.

In addition to the cash award and a scholarship certificate, each scholarship winner will be invited to the SAME Awards Ceremony luncheon.

The scholarship application package for each individual must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014, in the following format:
     1. Completed standard scholarship application form (below).
     2. Resume showing your academic achievements and involvement in extra-curricular and community service related activities.
     3. A 500-word essay (typed, double-spaced).

Interviews will be conducted during April, at a time and place to be announced. Award presentations will be made at the SAME membership lunch meeting in May.

SAME High School Senior Scholarship Application

 


 

Undergraduate School Scholarship Program:

Once again, the San Diego Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will grant between 5 and 10 scholarships to local college and university engineering and architectural students in 2014. The scholarships will range in value from $2,500 to $5,000 each and is awarded exclusively to individuals pursuing a degree in Engineering or Architecture.
In addition, we have added a specific scholarship to honor our former SAME Board of Directors member, Jackie Dunn, who died from fatal injuries sustained in a cycling accident in 2014. This scholarship will be awarded to a female engineer who, in addition to meeting all other requirements, best represents the ideals that Jackie demonstrated. Those qualities include a dedication to professional excellence, proactive involvement in the local community, and a passion for helping others to reach their personal goals. Additional information will be provided to those who candidates who meet all other qualification requirements.
Applications will be accepted directly from the students. The candidates must be U.S. citizens who are undergraduates and display enthusiastic promise in their studies. Grade point average will not be the only consideration. Involvement in other professional activities and organizations, employment and internship history, and financial need are among other key considerations.

Interviews will be scheduled with the candidates deemed best qualified by the SAME Scholarship Committee following a review of individual resumes. The criteria for interview selection will be:
    • Academic achievement and professional activities
    • Work experience
    • A 500 word essay

In addition to the cash award and a scholarship certificate, each scholarship winner and one guest will be invited to the SAME Awards Ceremony luncheon.
The scholarship application package for each individual must be received no later than 5:00 pm on Friday, April 4, 2014, in the following format:
     1. Completed standard scholarship application form, along with a copy of most current transcripts.
     2. Resume of academic achievements, professional activities, and employment record, if applicable.
     3. A minimum 500-word essay (typed, double-spaced) on: How You Intend to Benefit the Profession with Your Degree. Issues addressed may include regional, state or national topics.

Interviews will be conducted during April, at a time and place to be announced. Award presentations will be made at the SAME membership lunch meeting in May.

SAME Undergraduate Scholarship Application

 


 

2013 Scholarship Winners

 


Previous Year Scholarship Sponsors:

With much appreciation, SAME recognizes the following sponsors for their generous donations to the 2011 SAME San Diego Education and Mentoring Fund:

Gold $1000:

Silver $500:

Bronze $250:

$200:

  • Carrier Johnson
  • HDR
  • Sundt Construction
  • AGS Inc.
  • Cumming Clark
  • KTU&A
  • Moffatt and Nichols Engineers
  • Turbo CM
  • Rore Inc.
  • BSE Engineering

 

In May, our Post will grant 2-5 college scholarships of $1,000 to $2,500 each to High School Seniors who are dependents of SAME San Diego Post members in good standing, are planning to major in Engineering or Architecture, and are U.S. Citizens.  Please click here for the application.  We will accept applications until 5 pm on March 31st.