Student members represent the next generation of innovative STEM thinkers ready to take on society’s challenges. Recognizing the need to cultivate this valuable asset, SAME offers FREE membership to all full-time students enrolled in high school, 2-year or 4-year colleges and universities (through the undergraduate level), trade schools, and military academies. As emerging professionals, you benefit from an array of programs meant to support your academic and professional development.
Click here to know more about student membership. To join SAME as a student member, click here and fill out the form.
SAME supports a network of over 25 student chapters. Student chapters promote the goals and objectives of SAME, and encourage the advancement of careers in architecture, engineering and construction by connecting college students with professionals in these areas.
Find a student chapter near you
Can't find a SAME student chapter? Take lead and start one! Find relevant information in Quick Links regarding 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. Questions? Contact: College Outreach COI Chair, Seth Lorimer.
Virtual Student Chapter
For students not attending one of the institutions hosting physical student chapters, or who want to explore more professional development options, SAME has formed the Virtual Student Chapter (VSC). The Virtual Student Chapter is a boundaryless chapter that provides the opportunity for virtual engagement with students at the high school and college level to foster engineering leadership for our nation. To join, log into your member record and select “Join the Virtual Student Chapter” in the Community of Interest section.
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Student Chapter Status Report
In order to maintain good communication with the Posts and Student Chapters, it is critical that the SAME National Office remains up-to-date on any Chapter points of contact changes (faculty advisers, student leaders, Chapter mentor). Posts sponsoring Student Chapters are required to submit a Student Chapter Status Report by May 1st and December 1st of each year. For questions, please contact Stacy Smith, SAME Post Operations Specialist, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Mentoring is one of SAME's most important goals, and toward that end Posts are encouraged to develop College Outreach plans to involve local college and university students and encourage their pursuit of careers in the A/E/C field. Remember, the students you mentor today will be the leaders of tomorrow! Find out more here!
Recognition is one of the key components in engaging young leaders in the Society. To that end, the Society created two awards that offer Posts a way to recognize the leadership and involvement of college and university students: