Congratulations on becoming an alumnus of a SAME camp. We hope you continue to strengthen and grow the relationships you developed while at camp.
The Society of American Military Engineers leads efforts to identify and resolve the infrastructure challenges needed to secure the nation. To do this, the Society has a goal to grow the number of STEM professionals working towards those challenges.
As a recent camp participant, we invite you to join SAME! It’s easy to join and membership is FREE to all full-time students from high school through college!
All you need to do is email firstname.lastname@example.org with a note that you wish to become a member and we will do the rest. Over the last few months, we have reworked our member database so that your camper account will become your member account. You just need to let us know.
What is SAME?
A professional organization that supports your technical knowledge and career development. SAME offers a wide variety of professional development opportunities to help you stay current on issues facing the nation.
The benefits to joining SAME include:
- Scholarships ––SAME provides over $1M in scholarship money annually from the national society and our local Posts.
- Opportunities to serve as a camp mentor.
- Contacts at College chapters to learn more about the college experience.
- Participation in a Virtual Student Chapter, an online community of STEM interested students.
- Free attendance to SAME national conferences and training events.
- Networking with other SAME members.
- Access to cutting-edge professional development opportunities.
- Volunteer leadership opportunities at the local, regional and national levels to grow your skills.
Join SAME today to start building your professional network! In addition, you can also follow SAME on LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook to begin engaging with the organization.
Student Chapters promote the goals and objectives of SAME and encourage the advancement of careers in STEM by connecting college students with private, public, and military professionals.
Student Chapters are listed in the Post directory. Scroll through the list to find a chapter near you.
Can't find a SAME Student Chapter? Take lead and start one! Find relevant information under the College Outreach Committee on how to start a Student Chapter in your local school or university. Students interested in starting a Student Chapter should contact the nearest SAME Post and ask for a mentor to assist them.
Virtual Student Chapter
In addition to physical student chapters, the Virtual Student Chapter is a boundaryless organization that provides the opportunity for virtual engagement with students throughout the STEM pipeline to foster engineering leadership for our nation. The core audience is college students who are SAME members, high school students that have participated in SAME camps, SAME Post scholarship recipients, and military members using their GI Bill benefits.
The VSC provides traditional webinar topics for students held together by a website called Slack for additional discussion. View the page on Slack. Click on the invitation link to join.
As an alumnus, you are invited to join the Society of American Military Engineers as a student member. Membership is free for high school and undergraduate students.
SAME College Scholarship
SAME offers former campers from any of the camps an opportunity to compete for a $5,000 scholarship (four-year, continuing scholarship with annual stipends of $1,250).
In addition to having attended a SAME camp, qualified applicants must be high-school seniors preparing to enter college and who will major in engineering, architecture, or other STEM field. The scholarship is not intended for those who have already been accepted to a service academy.
The Application deadline for Fall 2018 has closed. Stay tuned for the announcement of the 2019 application.
The Military Engineer
Want to keep up on what’s happening in the world of engineering, then read The Military Engineer, the official journal of SAME. Originally published as Professional Memoirs, since 1909, TME has been the leading voice championing the contributions, the achievements, and the legacy of military engineers and those aligned with ensuring the national security of the United States.
View the Special Inserts on the SAME camps:
Sept/Oct issue, 2010
Sept/Oct issue, 2011
Sept/Oct issue, 2012
Sept/Oct issue, 2013
Sept/Oct issue, 2014
Sept/Oct Issue, 2016
Sept/Oct issue, 2017