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Build leaders and lead collaboration among government and industry to develop multidisciplined solutions to national security infrastructure challenges.

SAME Foundation Board Nominations

Nominations for the SAME Foundation Board of Directors to begin the 2025 term are open. The primary mission of board members is to raise funds to underwrite programs that “foster engineering leadership for the nation.” The SAME Foundation and the Society share a mutual interdependence to support the next generation of STEM professionals and leaders. Board terms are for three years on a January 1 cycle, with an option to extend for an additional three years. Help is needed in the areas of finance, fundraising, marketing, and stewardship. Meetings are primarily virtual four to five times per year. Nominations close Aug. 30, 2024.

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SAME STEM Camps

Each summer, SAME’s STEM/Engineering & Construction Camps offer high school students a unique chance to start their STEM journey alongside seasoned members of the military engineering community and A/E/C industry. While applications for 2024 are now closed, it is never too early to start thinking about next year!

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Leader Development Program

Established in 2019, SAME’s Leader Development Program serves to identify and cultivate talent from within the Society to develop leaders for the future of the A/E/C profession and to address the nation’s grand challenges. Participants explore individual strengths and team dynamics as they build leadership experience alongside their peers in a true joint environment. Since its inception, about half of program participants have come from the uniformed services; the other half represent SAME member companies.

Securing America’s Future, Together — Join Us!

SAME provides its more than 25,000 members from across military, government, industry, and academia with extensive opportunities for education, training, and networking through a robust offering of conferences, workshops, community events, publications, webinars, leader development, STEM outreach, and other member-driven programs.

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Communities of Interest

Young Professionals Community

The mission of the Young Professionals Community of Interest is to be an advocate for and engage young professionals support for SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition.

SAME History

Founded in 1920, the Society of American Military Engineers sought to ensure the lessons of WWI would be remembered in order to ensure that America’s entire engineering community would be prepared for the next conflict, and have the needed trust and understanding to best serve our national security.

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Strengthening Industry-Government Engagement

As the cornerstone on which the Society was founded in 1920, industry-government engagement remains “mission-essential” for the organization a century later, as the first goal of the 2025 SAME Strategic Plan. In 2021, SAME initiated a new process to evaluate and execute national-level IGE projects in order to ensure we deliver impact and maximize the use of available resources

SAME Foundation: Fostering Engineering Leadership for the Nation

Established in 2016, the SAME Foundation is committed to investing in programs that will have an enduring impact on developing engineering leaders for our nation. America’s future is bright. Let’s help make it brighter!

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