rockisland Home Image 1.  rockisland Home Image 2.  rockisland Home Image 3.  

Not receiving Post emails?

Your post emails may be getting blocked by corporate firewalls. Register an additional personal email address with SAME National to ensure you receive Post updates.  

Rock Island Post SAME Membership

If you or someone you know is interested in joining SAME, just use the link below to get registered. Remember, individuals can be a member of three Posts. Sustaining members, don't forget to use all six of your memberships! Join SAME here!



For information on opportunities, please contact:


March Post Meeting

March 12th, 2020

Join us Thursday March 12th at the Element Hotel in downtown Moline. The doors open at 11:30 am for social time and the meeting starts promptly at 12 pm.

Our guest speaker will be Eric Reinsch, Project Executive and Structural Engineer at IMEG. Eric will be presenting and offering insight to the design and constriction of the Element Hotel's historic renovation from six-story warehouse to a 96 room extended stay hotel, as well as the four-floor addition to the adjacent 80-year old warehouse.

Register Here


Applications due March 16th, 2020

For over 30 years, SAME has been advancing STEM events and activities and offering scholarships designed to excite students to become engineers. SAME, in collaboration with the military services, offers a series of week long, STEM Engineering & Construction Camps designed for High School students who excel in math, science, and technology courses and are interested in pursuing engineering, architecture, or related fields in college. Each of our camps has their unique curriculum, with the common thread being: challenging environment, hands-on activities, mentors who are young engineers, and long term resources for alumni.

The Rock Island Post SAME is still looking for campers to sponsor and will cover all registration fees and up to half of the travel costs for each camper. Applications due March 16, 2020

Register Here

2020 Commander's Briefing- Save the Date!

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020

Mark your calendars for our June Commanders' briefing!  USACE District Engineer Briefings are coming via webinar on Wednesday, 10 JUNE 2020. Watch for more information to come!

 Various Districts will be presenting their FY20, FY21 and out-year programs for the benefit of our members, especially the Architect/Engineer community. Can't attend at this time? A recording of this event will be made available following the event to those registered.

SAME Student Scholarships

Deadline: March 25th, 2020

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME), Rock Island Post, has a scholarship trust fund to encourage and support talented students in their pursuit of careers in engineering and the physical sciences. For 2020, SAME is offering a combination of one-year, two-year, and four-year scholarships to qualified students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in these fields.  

One-year scholarships will be awarded at the $1,000 level to a combination of graduating high school seniors and student members of the University of Iowa SAME Student Post. SAME will award the scholarships to the students who best fit the criteria (download the application below). In selecting scholarship recipients, graduating high school seniors and University of Iowa SAME Student Post members will be ranked separately.

Two-year scholarships will be awarded at the $2,000 level ($1,000 per year for two years) and Four-year scholarships will be awarded at the $4,000 level ($1,000 per year for four years) to graduating high school seniors. The Post will award the scholarships to high school seniors who best fit the criteria (download the application below). The benefits to these scholarships include sponsorship to SAME and future mentor connections that can be invaluable to the student. These scholarships are offered to graduating seniors from several local high schools in the Quad Cities and surrounding Areas.  

The Rock Island Post shall determine the scholarship recipients based on applications postmarked by March 25, 2020. Scholarships will be awarded at a SAME meeting, or at the school if time permits. For questions about scholarship opportunities, please contact Roger Perk at (309) 794-5227, or e-mail roger.a.perk@usace.army.mil

See the following documents to apply: 

Scholarship Criteria

Scholarship Application

Scholarship applications must be postmarked by March 25th, 2020 and addressed to:

Rock Island Post
ATTN: Roger Perk (EC)
Clock Tower Building
PO Box 2004
Rock Island, IL 61204-2004

Our SAME Community

Centered in Rock Island, Illinois, the Rock Island Post serves the Upper Mississippi River Valley, with members in Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Kansas, Indiana and Ohio. The post boasts over 250 individual members and over 40 sustaining member firms. Monthly meetings are held on the second Thursday of each month. In addition to hosting an annual golf outing and commander briefings, the post is also active in various community activities.

The Society of American Military Engineers is the only nonprofit professional engineering education organization that actively promotes the advancement of both individual technical knowledge and the collective engineering capabilities of governments, the uniformed services and private industry.

Our goal is to unite public and private sector entities and individuals in the A/E/C fields so that we can prepare for and overcome natural and man made disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.