UNDERGRADUATE INNOVATIONS CHALLENGE: A DESIGN PROJECT COMPETITION
SUBMISSIONS WILL BE PROMOTED TO SAME MEMBER COMPANIES. TOP THREE TEAMS WILL WIN $500.
DEADLINE: FEBRUARY 26, 2021
SAME student members represent the next generation of innovative STEM thinkers ready to take on society’s challenges. For this reason, the Society is proud to announce an undergraduate innovation challenge to identify and recognize the next great ideas.
A major part of project design is communicating the project’s purpose and utility, and describing the design process to others, including colleagues, superiors, outside clients, or the general public. Effective communication is key to expressing the importance of your work to relevant stakeholders. This competition is meant to emphasize that importance. It builds on design projects you may be developing as part of degree curriculums. With a focus on the utility of the design and the ability to bring it to market, we hope to highlight the innovative thinking of SAME student members.
Download the competition instructions and submission form by clicking here.
January 2021 Community Call Notes
Here are some highlights of discussion items from the January 20th COI call. Recordings and slides available below:
- Patrick Bass, Chair of Competitions, is ready to announce a senior-design project competition instructions. You can also send me and Patrick (email@example.com) your feedback directly.
- Senior Chapter Mentor, Mike Scarano, is hosting the student chapter mentors for a brainstorming session January 21 on chapter best practices.
- Kiewit, an SAME sustaining member, has agreed to provide a skills-based, webinar series for our student members. See attached draft flyer. If your firm offers trainings that may be appropriate for our student members and would like to discuss your own branded series, please contact Eddie Gonzalez at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Innovations Challenge: A Project Design Competitions (Instructions)
Kiewit Student Webinar Series Flyer
Forum on Student Members and Chapters, August 18-20, 2020
The SAME 2025 strategic plan calls on the Society to:
ENRICH THE STEM PIPELINE FOR THE NATION by leading efforts to inspire, encourage, and enable youth to pursue STEM careers; and helping develop the technical capacity that our nation needs to remain globally competitive.
To accomplish this goal, on August 18-20, the College Outreach COI hosted a three-session Forum on Student Members and Chapters to discuss the status of SAME student members and student chapters. Below are the proceedings. Some great discussions came up during in the chat box during each session so the chat log is also included below.
Session 1: Engaging Student Members, Tuesday, August 18th
Slides, Recording, Chat Log, Related link: Student Member Application Page
Key Take-away: Add a student member to a Post board.
Session 2: Successful Student Chapter/Post Relationships, Wednesday, August 19th
Slides, Recording, Chat Log, Handout: Student Chapter Guidance Manual
Key Take-aways: Create a tab on the Post website for their student chapter; develop student chapter marketing materials; and advertise SAME benefits to faculty advisors as an incentive.
Session 3: Encouraging Student Competition Involvement, Thursday, August 20th
Slides, Recording, Chat Log
Key Take-away: Create an SAME competition based on student senior design projects.
Notes are still being compiled and will be distributed to COI members and student chapter mentors.
SAME offers academic institutions (colleges, universities, and trade schools) the opportunity to promote their programs, credentials, and certificates to SAME members by becoming an institutional member. Opportunities include advertising in The Military Engineer, SAME's flagship magazine, and/or on the SAME website or online newsletters. To learn more about member benefits for your institution, contact Johnny Frasier, Sales Representative, at email@example.com.
The College Outreach Community of Interest is also looking at how to engage academic partners more. Join us in the conversation.