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The 2018 SAME Baltimore and Chesapeake Posts Annual Presidential Open will be June 7, 2018 at Rocky Point Golf Course in Essex, MD. Registration deadline is Monday, 4 June 2018. Golf registration includes: Golf Fees, Golf Cart, Meal, and a chance to win great prizes!  REGISTER NOW!

WANTED!
We welcome company golf balls, golf bags, etc. you could contribute as contest prizes. Please contact Eric Spillman at (703) 399-9282 or erspillman@spillmanconsulting.com.

VOLUNTEERS!
Volunteers are needed. Volunteers, please e-mail your name to:
Baltimore Post - Jedd Narsavage: jnarsavage@louisberger.com
Chesapeake Post - Art Lee: Arthur.Lee3@comcast.net 


Upcoming Philanthropy Events

Saturday 19 May: The committee will be sponsoring a cemetery clean up at Baltimore National Cemetery in Catonsville. We will be performing the following maintenance activities: Removal of leaves and fallen branches/logs from hillside near front of cemetery, clearing of drainage ditches, collection of leaves trapped against fence line, and assisting in picking up fallen branches throughout the burial sections

Friday 25 May: The annual "Flags in" event will occur at both Baltimore National Cemetery.   We are just one organization of many who participate in flags in where flags are placed on all veteran's graves at Baltimore National Cemetery.  There is a moving ceremony following the last flag being placed.  It is not to be missed!

For more information or to volunteer please contact Andy Parker at aparker@aegroup-llc.com or Stacy Kahatapitiya at skahatapitiya@arcenvironmental.com

Thanks to Bill Burris for setting up and moderating our April program: Trends in Government Acquisition Planning: A Panel Discussion Highlighting Upcoming Changes in Federal Strategy and Contracting. We heard about trends from AFCEC (which will soon be changing its name) and GSA.  Did you know that it takes about 3 years for the government to buy something once they start asking?  GSA indicated that more agencies are using the GSA schedule as a general trend.  They also indicated that industry should check out GSA's OASIS (One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services) as that platform is increasingly being used although not for A/E services presently.

-2018 Information-

All Upcoming and Past Programs are located on the Events Calendar. 

Our March 27th Risk and Challenges of Emerging Contaminants meeting was very successful, despite the last minute reshuffling thanks to mother nature's blast of winter weather on our original date. We would like to thank everyone for your patience and flexibility, including our government speakers and all attendees. Presentations are available at the link below. 
March Presentations 

 


Our February 21
st meeting featured Current and Future Challenges in keeping pace with advancing technology in the Construction, Engineering and Facilities Industry.  Our panel, comprised of representatives from the National Security Agency, Fort Meade, George Mason University, the IBEW and the Capital Power Group (CPG) discussed the effects of advancing technology on hiring, recruiting, training and retaining a highly technical workforce.  After the panel discussion, members were offered a presentation on Hiring our Heroes and keynote presentation on How the complexity of today’s buildings (design/construction, ICS, SCADA, customer requirements) impact O&M/trades that need to maintain today’s facilities 24/7 sponsored by CPG.  Presentations and more information on the program are available below.

February Presentations (zip)


Also on February 21
st to celebrate National Engineer’s Week, the Baltimore Post sponsored our annual high school Day With an Engineer program.   Blaine Linkous, WBCM, coordinated the event, which included 75 students 20 local Baltimore high schools experiencing real world engineering on a daily basis.  Seventeen of our Sustaining Member firms hosted the students, who participated in a whole variety of engineering and design activities, including a tour of the Loch Raven Dam, the Fullerton Reservoir, a spaghetti tower building contest, and gearing up in health and safety attire.  A big thanks to all who participated, including firms who contributed, and even to our students – the future of our profession!  Further details below. 

Day with an Engineer Article

           

We have exciting news regarding the middle school Future Cities competition: For the first time in 26 years, a middle school from our Region, MidAtlantic (Maryland, Virginia and Washington, DC) won the National Finals! Congratulations to students from Edlin School, Reston, Virginia and thank you to judges who participated in the Future City Regional Competition, which was held here at the Baltimore Museum of Industries on January 20, 2018. The team of 6th and 7th graders competed amongst the best of the best of 45 schools across the US, from China, Canada and Nigeria. The team also won People Choice at our Regional Finals. For winning first place the team will attend Space Camp in Huntsville, AL this summer and is awarded $7500 from Bentley. A special thank you to Randy Westfall, Rosanna Laplante and Ola Awosika and who served in the capacity of model and presentation judges at our Regional Event. Other Baltimore Post SAME Board members also served as online judges of deliverables ( project plan, virtual city, and city essay) leading to the event day.

Future Cities Regional 2018

 


Our Young Members and Fellows enjoyed a great social event on Wednesday, November 8th at the Brass Tap in Baltimore.  Thank you to those who participated in networking and mentoring!  Stayed tuned for future events.

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Thank you for everyone who volunteered to prepare and serve dinner at the Baltimore Station on October 24th!  We appreciate your generosity of time and effort. Our dinner on December 26th at the Baker Street location was also a good way to spread a little holiday cheer!



Great news! There is a new parking app available called LAZgo! where you can pay ahead and reserve a spot on the Walter's surface lot at 600 Cathedral Street (right around the corner from the Engineer's Club). You can also pre-pay and reserve a spot at 601 North Calvert Street that participates with LAZ Parking. See link below to download the app, reserve parking or for more information. Construction will be finished soon as well (fingers crossed).

 

https://www.lazparking.com/local/venues/Mount-Vernon-Baltimore-MD-USA

 

Be sure to register for March 6, 2018, when the USACE Baltimore District will join other agencies to present their 2018/2019 forecasts at the annual SAME Federal Agency Briefings in Bethesda, MD.  Registration is available on the SAME National website.

 

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Be sure to register for March 6, 2018, when the USACE Baltimore District will join other agencies to present their 2018/2019 forecasts at the annual SAME Federal Agency Briefings in Bethesda, MD.  Registration is available on the SAME National website.

 

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Be sure to register for March 6, 2018, when the USACE Baltimore District will join other agencies to present their 2018/2019 forecasts at the annual SAME Federal Agency Briefings in Bethesda, MD.  Registration is available on the SAME National website.

 

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We have an exceptional event planned for our March 21st meeting, including two afternoon workshops and our dinner program.  The first workshop will cover Risk Communication, the second the DoD Program on PFAS, and the dinner theme will address Legal Challenges Posed by Emerging Contaminants.  Speakers for the workshops are being coordinated with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the various services - individual services and speakers to be confirmed. To further expand networking opportunities, this meeting will be a joint event with the Mid-Atlantic Region of Environmental Professionals (MAREP). Registration is now open!

Registration 

We have an exceptional event planned for our March 21st meeting, including two afternoon workshops and our dinner program.  The first workshop will cover Risk Communication, the second the DoD Program on PFAS, and the dinner theme will address Legal Challenges Posed by Emerging Contaminants.  Speakers for the workshops are being coordinated with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the various services - individual services and speakers to be confirmed. To further expand networking opportunities, this meeting will be a joint event with the Mid-Atlantic Region of Environmental Professionals (MAREP). Registration is now open!

Registration 

We have an exceptional event planned for our March 21st meeting, including two afternoon workshops and our dinner program.  The first workshop will cover Risk Communication, the second the DoD Program on PFAS, and the dinner theme will address Legal Challenges Posed by Emerging Contaminants.  Speakers for the workshops are being coordinated with the Office of the Secretary of Defense and the various services - individual services and speakers to be confirmed. To further expand networking opportunities, this meeting will be a joint event with the Mid-Atlantic Region of Environmental Professionals (MAREP). Registration is now open!

Registration 

Be sure to mark your calendars: 

Our May 16, 2018 meeting highlighting Global Engineering is postponed until the Fall! Please join the Baltimore Post for our Young Member and  Philanthropy Events in May! Don't forget the Golf Outing in June!

Our Small Business event, MEGA Maryland is October 10, 2018 and at Martin's West, Baltimore.  Stay tuned for details on registration, exhibiting, and sponsoring!


We’re Looking for a Few Good Fellows

The SAME Academy of Fellows is a body of SAME members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to SAME, to military engineering, to engineering and related professions in general, and to their community.  Being accepted into the College of Fellows is a great distinction.  Somewhat less than 3% of the total SAME membership has been awarded this honor.  However, for members who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership (which includes leadership by example), being accepted into the Academy of Fellows is not an unachievable goal, and the Society is sincere in its desire to ensure that deserving members are granted this recognition.  The selection process is not a competition. [more]