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The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) brings together professional engineers and those in engineering related fields; To improve and increase the engineering capabilities of the nation; To exchange and advance the knowledge of engineering technologies and practices.


SAME is a nonprofit professional engineer association headquartered in Alexandria, Virginia with chapters worldwide. 


Founded in 1920 to engage military and federal government engineers with those in private life for the purpose of improving the engineering potential of the United States.  


The Virginia Peninsula Post accomplishes this goal locally by having monthly luncheon meetings and other social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. Our members receive announcements via e-mail and our quarterly newsletter. We are supported by the national Society of American Military Engineers and publications such as The Military Engineer, which also promotes the interests and goals of our society and its members. 

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STEM Engineering & Construction Camps

SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering & Construction (E&C) Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college. Each camp has a unique curriculum, with the common threads being: challenging environment, all activities are hands-on, young engineer mentors assigned to the teams and providing long term resources for alumni. The STEM E&C camps offered for 2017 are:
U.S. Army E&C Camp, Vicksburg, MS, 11-17 Jun 2017
U.S. Marine E&C Camp, Camp Lejeune, Jacksonville, NC, 18 – 24 Jun 2017
U.S. Air Force E&C Camp, USAF Academy, Colorado Springs, CO, 26 Jun – 2 Jul 2017

You can find more information about the camps at http://www.same.org/STEM-Camps/Application-Process or contact the VPP Summer Camp POC, Ms. Christy Gardner at christy.gardner.4@us.af.mil or 757-764-9416.

January Program

It's that time of year!! Earlier in 2016, we sponsored the Grafton Bethel Lego League, and at this meeting they will be discussing this year's challenge (Animal Allies) and successes (they qualified to compete at the State tournament at JMU earlier this month). We're excited to watch the kids bring their legos to life! Additionally, we will be inducting the new Vice Presidents. 

Join us at Tucanos (11820 Fountain Way, Newport News, VA). Presentation will start at 1200, we recommend you arrive 30-45 minutes earlier for parking and food service. No RSVPs needed, just show up and pay as you go (Unlimited salad festival w/o meat = $11.95, Unlimited Salad Festival w/unlimited meat = $15.95).

2016 - 2017 Student Scholarship

Each year, the Virginia Peninsula Post of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) awards scholarships to deserving students throughout the state of Virginia, and we're doing it again in 2017!! Click here to get more information. Good Luck!!


November Program

2024 Master Plan and Beyond: Jefferson Lab (JLab) is a proud member of the US Department of Energy's National Laboratory System. JLab's mission is to provide basic research into the fundamental sub-atomic building blocks of our universe. The 2024 Master Plan for JLab includes over $100M in new projects. An exciting part of the master plan is the preparation to compete for DOE's new $1.5B Electronic Ion Collider. Mr. Rusty Sprouse CDR, USCG (ret), is the Director of Facilities and Logistics. Mr. Sprouse spoke about JLab's plans to continue its success providing facilities and infrastructure for this important installation.