Join us for our March Meeting!
Our March monthly meeting has a great topic: wetland mitigation banking at Joint Base Andrews! Join us for a workshop and keynote discussion of wetlands and their effect on development at JB Andrews. Thanks to Bill Burris for organizing this event. Please bring your business clothing donations for Sharp Dressed Man to the meeting and we will make sure they get re-used by someone who really needs them!
When: 25 March, 4PM Workshop and 6PM networking and dinner
Where: Engineer's Club, 11 West Mount Vernon Place, Baltimore, MD 21201
Keynote Speakers: Douglas Lashley and Brett Berkley of Greenvest
To register, Click HERE!
Students: Apply for Summer Camp!
Calling all high school students interested in STEM careers! The Baltimore Post has a limited number of sponsorships available for the SAME 2020 Engineering & Construction Camps with the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, U.S. Air Force, and U.S. Marine Corps. Applications for the camps will be accepted through March 16, 2020.
SAME Engineering & Construction camps provide a rigorous experience for high school students interested in exploring STEM skills and careers. Campers gain a sense of what it takes to become a STEM professional and what options exist to explore that interest from high school to college and beyond. Each camp has a unique curriculum that features hands-on activities conducted in a competitive environment that promotes teamwork, leadership, project management, and problem solving. See the SAME flyer HERE.
To apply, contact Allison Hines.
Attend or Sponsor the USNA Dinner
The Post hosts the Annual U.S. Naval Academy Engineer's Appreciation Dinner at Alumni Hall at the Academy. The dinner will honor the engineers graduating this year from the academy, most of which are members of the SAME Student Post. This year's dinner will be on 27 February from 6 to 8PM in the Bo Copperage Room.
To sponsor or purchase tickets, click HERE.
Scholarship Application Deadline Approaching
Did you know the Post gives out $30,000 in scholarships annually? The deadline to apply for the next round of scholarships is approaching! Turn in your application by 17 April, 2020 to be considered. See our scholarship page for more details!
60 Students Participate in Day with an Engineer
Our annual Day with an Engineer shadowing program was held as part of Engineer's Week on 19 February. The Post matched up over 60 high school juniors and seniors considering studying engineering with local engineering entities. The students get to see what engineers do on a daily basis. 18 Baltimore metro high schools participated. Gannett Fleming took their students to the Fullerton Reservoirs construction site. EA Engineering set up experiments in their laboratory.
Thanks to Blaine Linkous (WBCM) for organizing the event for his eighth year in a row and to our participating firms: Gannett Fleming, BKM, Bohler Engineering, EA Engineering Science and Technology, EBL Consulting Engineers, Harkins Builders, JMT, Maryland Department of General Services, PRIME AE Group, WBCM, and Whiting Turner.
Post Sponsors Future Cities
The Post helped out with the Mid Atlantic Future Cities STEM competition for middle schoolers. The event was held on 25 January and was well attended with 26 teams participating from 18 schools. Randy Westfall and Ola Awosika represented the Post and served as model judge and presentation judge, respectively.
The Post sponsored the "Best Future City Project Plan" award that was given to Team HIJKLMNO from Hallie Wells School.
The annual Future Cities competition was held at the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Students create a city of the future and are judged on their essay, computer model, presentation, and physical model.
Over 300 attend our Federal Briefings!
Our annual Federal Program Briefings for FY20 programs was held at Martin's West on 18 December, 2019. Over 300 attendees heard from USACE Baltimore District, EPA, Department of Veteran's Affairs, NAVFAC Washington, U.S. Coast Guard, Air Force, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA), and others as they shared their projects and programs for FY20.
Two of our leaders, Mindy Hinsley (Hinsley Collective) and Melissa Smith (EA Engineering), were recognized for their efforts selflessly leading the extremely successful Mega Maryland event. Congratulations to them!
The Post also celebrated this year's scholarship recipients. We gave out $30,000 worth of scholarships to worthy university students this year! Four of our ten scholarship recipients attended.
Thank you to our sponsors for this event:
PEM, Inc./Harkins Builders,
Black & Veatch
To download available presentations from this event, click HERE!
Post Completes Month of Service
To celebrate Veteran's Month, the Post completed several events focusing on service in conjunction with veteran-based organizations. Lead by Stacy Kahatapitiya and Andy Parker, the Post participated in the following events:
- The Baltimore Station: Stars, Stripes, and Chow. The Post was one of the sponsors of the event which included a chili cookoff on 2 November. Mindy Hinsley attended. TBS helps homeless veterans get back on their feet. Post Board member Stacy Kahatapitiya is a board member of TBS. The Post also hosts dinner monthly at one or more of TBS facilities.
- Fisher House Painting and Maintenance. Several Post members convened to help with painting and other maintenance activities at Fisher House at NSA Bethesda on 12 November. Fisher House provides a home away from home for the families of wounded service members receiving treatment at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
- Stockings for Veterans. Post members donated items to be put into stockings and sent to deployed service members for Christmas.
- Wreaths Across America. Several Post members joined together to place holiday wreaths on the graves at Baltimore National Cemetery on 14 November. It was a solemn event.
To see some pictures from our events, click HERE.
What a great month of service! Thanks to Stacy, Andy and the Philanthropy Committee for this great month of events. The committee continues to collect items for Sharp Dressed Man, including suits and other business attire so that others less fortunate can dress for success. If you have anything to donate, please contact Stacy or Andy.
MEGA Maryland was a huge success!
Nearly 300 attendees and 48 exhibitors contributed to make MEGA Maryland 2019 a success! The event was held on 9 October at Martin's West in collaboration with the Maryland Chapters of SMPS, ACEC, WTS, and DBIA. The conference started with the pledge of allegiance Lead by LTC Geoffrey Kuhlmann (USA) with the colors presented by the Morgan State University ROTC. Keynote speakers included Jonathan Murray, WBAL Radio Contributor and Wealth Management Specialist, and D.J. Gribbin, Former White House Special Assistant on Infrastructure. Breakout sessions followed on the following topics: Military Installation and Federal Agency Opportunities, Transportation and Design/Build and P3 Opportunities, Cyber Security, Energy, Federal Small Business Programs, Economic Development iWrn Maryland, Maryland School Construction, and State Procurement and Partnering. Federal agencies discussed upcoming solicitations and their programs.
This program takes about a year to plan with a group of around 20 people providing significant contributions. Thanks to the planning committee lead by Mindy Hinsley of Hinsley Collective and Melissa Smith of EA Engineering, Science, and Technology.
A special thanks to our sponsors!
Morning Keynote Sponsor: Vision Technologies
Lunch Keynote Sponsor: The Whiting-Turner Contracting Company
General Conference Sponsors:
Black & Veatch
Penza Bailey Architects
Grunley Construction Company
Lanyard Sponsor: EA Engineering, Science & Technology
Conference Bag Sponsor: Hinsley Collective
Parking Information for Engineer's Club Meetings
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).