The mission of the SAME K-12 Outreach Committee is to support the Posts’ endeavors to inspire primary and secondary students to enter the engineering career field by offering cohesive outreach programs to raise awareness of both the profession and the Society.
Lt. Col. Mary Matthews Hains, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.)
AMEC Earth & Environmental
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
The West Point Bridge Design Contest is an excellent program designed to interest students in engineering and construction by challenging them to design a virtual bridge. A sample PowerPoint will help you get your students/school started. Project and information. [PDF]
SAME proudly supports Mathcounts, a national competition promoting mathematic achievement at the "middle school" level. Students participate in exciting events that challenge students' math skills, develop self-confidence and reward achievement. The program has more than 17,000 volunteers who participate annually. Mathcounts has received two White House Citations as an outstanding private sector initiative.
VP - Federal Services, HNTB
SAME encourages all Posts to work with local Boy Scout Troops to provide training and leadership for merit badges on Architecture and Engineering. The Boy Scouts Merit Badge program currently offers more than 100 badges. To get involved in this program, please contact your local Post.
AF ISR Agency/A7CP
The Society of Women Engieershas initiated an Engieering Patch for Girl Scouts age 9-14. The Engineering Patch program provides an opportunity for girls to earn a special engineering patch by exploring seven different engineering activities: programming robots, drawing views, making rubber items, building bridges, using a CAD program, making planes and rockets and exploring engineering careers. For more information, please contact the K-12 committee chair.
The National Engineers Week Future City Competition provides an educational engineering program for seventh- and eighth-grade students that combines a stimulating and fun challenge with hands-on applications for students to present their vision of the city of the future. Click Here to find out more about this competition.
SAME encourages all Posts to become involved in the Learning for Life Program as we continue to work to encourage young people to explore careers in engineering. Learn more about the Learning for Life Program.
Larry L. Myers, F. SAME
Chief, International Interagency Services