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W. Paul Waters, AIA

Burns & McDonnell







AUGUST 14, 2020


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The following individuals have been nominated to serve on the SAME Albuquerque Post Board of Directors for 2020-2021. The vote will be held at the Posts virtual meeting on May 13, 2020 at 12:00 noon mountain time. Members of the Albuquerque Post will vote at the May meeting with the new Board installed at the June meeting.


Meeting login information will be sent in a future email or online at the Albuquerque Post Website www.same.org/albuquerque .



Post President:              Don Lopez, PE, COL USAF Retired

President Elect:             Colleen Rust, PG-WA

Vice President:              USACE Representative

Treasurer:                       Hank Rosoff, Major USAF, Retired 

Assistant Treasurer:      Jim Oschwald, RA,

Secretary:                       Vickie Maranville, CHMM

Assistant Secretary       Edward Cordova, PE

Past President:              W. Paul Waters, RA

Director:                         Stephen Rhutasel

Director:                         Jenice Gallegos

Director:                         Jon Pena, PE

Appointed Director:     Forrest Courtney

2nd Annual SAME Albuquerque Post  

Industry Day 2020 


The coronavirus pandemic has made it impossible for the Albuquerque Post to determine when it will be safe for us to hold our Industry Day event. Travel restrictions, health concerns, government stay at home orders and facility closures have made planning a challenge. Since there is no way to establish a date when restrictions will be lifted, and a safe environment will exist we have no choice but to cancel our 2020 event. 


It’s our intent to reschedule in the future when we know more about the pandemic and its impact to our conference. Currently, we are unable to select a new date, but our conference planning team is monitoring the situation.


If you have signed up for the conference as an attendee or sponsor you can receive your refund by emailing the following information to the Post Treasure, Hank Rosoff at nmfinite@gmail.com

Please include the following in your email:

  • Company or individual name
  • Make check out to
  • Refund amount
  •  Mailing address
  • Contact name
  • Contact phone

If you have any questions, please contact Hank Rosoff or Post President Paul Waters at wpwaters@burnsmcd.com .


The SAME Albuquerque Post has some exciting science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) news to announce!

The SAME Albuquerque Post will award one STEM Teacher Recognition Award at the 2nd Annual Industry Day on Thursday August 13th, 2020 to a teacher actively engaging our K-12 students. Please nominate yourself, or other deserving educators. We look forward to receiving your nominations and presenting one recipient with this award.


Recognition Requirements: Please send a brief statement in 500 words or less regarding how this award will be helpful to your nominee as an educator and to their students actively engaging our K-12 students in STEM, and why they should be selected. Please provide the following required information (not included in the 500 word limit): Nominee’s Name, Grade Taught, and Number of Students; Nominee’s Contact Phone and Email. Nominations need to be submitted to Colleen Rust at crust@sundance-inc.net  no later than Monday June 1st, 2020. 


Details: The SAME Albuquerque Post will review nominations and will select and notify one recipient by Friday July 31st, 2020. The recipient plus one companion will be our honored guests at the 2nd Annual Industry Day luncheon on Thursday August 13th, 2020 at the Sandia Resort & Casino. A plated lunch will be provided and the one recipient will be presented, on stage, a certificate of STEM Teacher Recognition and a $200 VISA gift card for their continued STEM efforts.

Student Scholarships

"The Albuquerque Post, Society of Military Engineers is offering $2,000 scholarships for graduating seniors at New Mexico high schools who plan to pursue undergraduate degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). These scholarships are administered by the New Mexico Engineering Foundation (NMEF). The scholarship specific Albuquerque Post application form can be found at http://nmef.net/. The submission deadline is April 15th, 2020. “ 


About SAME

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.

Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.

The Albuquerque Post accomplishes this goal locally by supporting monthly luncheon meetings and other professional/social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. These meetings are announced via our e-mail distribution list and 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. Please peruse our website to discover the benefits of SAME Albuquerque Post membership.

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