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SDSU Student Chapter

The San Diego State University Student Chapter of the SAME San Diego Post was established in October 2011 with the mission of supporting national security and organizations that support national security.  The accomplished professionals who are affiliated with the Post are an excellent mentorship resource for engineering students at SDSU. 

The Chapter has approximately 20 active members, most of whom are student-veterans, who genuinely support the mission of SAME.  Many student members are veterans with a Veterans Administration disability classification of 30% or greater and who are in school under the Wounded Warriors Act.  There are approximately 1,000 veterans on campus with 147 active duty and veterans in the engineering program.

The Chapter has a Constitution and Bylaws approved by the Post and SAME National Headquarters and is a recognized SDSU Student Organization.  Members must be currently enrolled students of SDSU.

Benefits of Membership

  • Access to high quality, professionally oriented programs and activities that engender camaraderie and facilitate and improve communication among students, the military services and private sector firms
  • Excellent networking and mentoring opportunities with engineering/construction professionals and military engineers
  • Advancement of scientific and engineering education through professional development
  • Mentorship opportunities with Post members
  • Recognition of student members by the Post
  • Opportunities to give back through veteran and community outreach
  • Participation in Post-sponsored workshops, lunches, annual golf tournament and other Post activities

 Activities and Outreach

  • Involvement in Post activities through volunteering and becoming Young Members
  • Mentors at SAME/Seabees Engineering and Construction Camp
  • Outreach to active duty military personnel (especially wounded warriors) to encourage their pursuit of higher education endeavors
  • Promote senior projects that benefit wounded warriors

Chapter Meetings

The Chapter holds a monthly leadership board meeting and general body meeting in the Dean’s Conference Room at SDSU. A pizza lunch is funded by the Post at the monthly general body meetings.  Topics of the meetings include planning for future activities and events, and guest speakers on a variety of professional topics.

To learn more about the SAME SDSU Student Chapter, visit the SAME SDSU Student Chapter website by clicking here.

You can also learn about the Troops to Engineers

 

High School Scholarship Program:


The High School Scholarship program will not operate in 2019. 

Please check back in early 2020 for more information on this enriching platform. 


 

STEM Engineering and Construction Camps

The Inland Empire, Los Angeles, Orange County, and San Diego Posts are teamed with SAME National and the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center (MCAGCC) 29 Palms to offer a STEM and Construction Camp.  It has been a few years since we had a STEM Camp in SoCal, and we are very excited for this inaugural Camp to be held on base at 29 Palms.

We are looking for Campers (High School students, 9-12 graders), Mentors (<40 yr. old STEM professional or student), and Sponsors.  The event is this Spring, April 6-8 and will be on base at 29 Palms.  We are finalizing the curriculum, but it may include the following STEM events: concrete beam construction, Engineering Reaction Course, Drone Races and more.

This is a great opportunity to further SAME’s mission to foster the next generation of engineering and construction professionals supporting our military and our country.  Take action to inspire our future engineers and leaders by supporting this Camp!

Where: MCAGCC 29 Palms, CA
When: 6-8 Apr 2018.

This is a three day overnight camp and the cost is just $30, an incredible opportunity and value.  There is no cost for Mentors and we ask they arrive late afternoon on Thursday April 5th.

 

Please see the flyers for CampersMentors and Sponsors more information. 

 

Contact the Camp Director, Jim Carter (jcarter@emaxlabs.com, 310-618-8889 x105), with questions.

Thanks to the following Sponsors:

Michael Baker International

Betance Enterprises, Inc.

EJR Resources, LLC

EnSafe

Spire Consulting Group, LLC


Undergraduate Scholarship Program

 

Once again, the San Diego Chapter of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) will grant about 9 scholarships to local college and university engineering and architectural students. The scholarships will range in value from approximately $4,000 to $8,000 each and is awarded exclusively to individuals pursuing a degree in Engineering or Architecture.

In addition, we have added a specific scholarship to honor our former SAME Board of Directors member, Jackie Dunn, who died from fatal injuries sustained in a cycling accident in 2014. This scholarship will be awarded to a female engineer who, in addition to meeting all other requirements, best represents the ideals that Jackie demonstrated. Those qualities include a dedication to professional excellence, proactive involvement in the local community, and a passion for helping others to reach their personal goals. Additional information will be provided to those who candidates who meet all other qualification requirements.

Applications will be accepted directly from the students. The candidates must be undergraduates and display enthusiastic promise in their studies. Grade point average will not be the only consideration. Involvement in other professional activities and organizations, employment and internship history, and financial need are among other key considerations. See attachment below for Application.

 

SAME Undergraduate Scholarship Application


Recent SAME SD Post Scholarships

 

 SAME SD Post scholarship recipients are announced annually at the Post's May luncheon meeting. 

2018 SAME SD Post Scholarship Winners

 COLLEGE STUDENTS:

  • Allison Furmidge – SM, University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering - $2,000
  • Daniela Holguin - SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $2,000
  • Daniel Schneider - SM, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $2,000
  • Devon Woodfine – SM, California State Polytechnic University, Pamona - $2,000
  • Kokila Perera - SR, University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering - $2,000
  • Marcelle Rico – SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $2,000
  • Nayeli Millet – SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $2,000
  • Neve Foresti - SM, University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering - $2,000
  • Regina Amirova – SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $2,000
  • Connor Fenwick - SR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $3,250
  • Jennifer Seibel – SR, University of California, San Diego, Environmental Engineering - $3,250
  • Minghua Ong – JR, University of California, San Diego, Bioengineering - $3,250
  • Nikolette Mazzoula – JR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $3,250
  • Daniel Riedel - SR, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $4,500
  • Jacob Martinez – JR, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $4,500
  • Ciwar El-Tayeh – SR, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering – $5,000 (Jackie Price Dunn Award winner)

2017 SAME SD Post Scholarship Winners

 COLLEGE STUDENTS:

  • Alexandra Heinritz - JR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $1,500
  • Cole Jacobs - JR, San Diego State University, Aerospace Engineering – $1,500
  • David Hagadorn – JR, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $1,500
  • Devon Woodfine – FM, California State Polytechnic University, Pamona - $1,500
  • Jose Ascencio – SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $3,500
  • Kyle Wallace - SR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $1,500
  • Aaron Hawkins - SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $3,500
  • Connor Fenwick - SR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $3,500
  • Luis Espinoza - SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $3,500
  • Maria Caneja - SR, Woodbury University, Architecture - $3,500
  • Marika Hale – SR, University of California, San Diego, Environmental Engineering - $3,500
  • Trenton Saunders - SR, University of California Los Angeles, Civil Engineering – $3,500
  • Sara Masjedi – SR, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering – $5,000 (Jackie Price Dunn Award winner)
  • Nikolette Mazzoula – JR, San Diego State University, Civil Engineering – $3,250
  • Daniel Riedel - SR, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $4,500
  • Jacob Martinez – JR, San Diego State University, Mechanical Engineering – $4,500
  • Ciwar El-Tayeh – SR, University of San Diego, Industrial & Systems Engineering – $5,000 (Jackie Price Dunn Award winner)

HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS:

  • Johnathan Foster – SR, Torrey Pines High School, Mechanical Engineering - $1,000
  • Jordan Moossazadeh – SR, San Diego Jewish Academy, Computer Engineering - $1,00

 

 


Previous Year Scholarship Sponsors:

With much appreciation, SAME recognizes the following sponsors for their generous donations to the 2011 SAME San Diego Education and Mentoring Fund:

Gold $1000:

Silver $500:

Bronze $250:

$200:

  • Carrier Johnson
  • HDR
  • Sundt Construction
  • AGS Inc.
  • Cumming Clark
  • KTU&A
  • Moffatt and Nichols Engineers
  • Turbo CM
  • Rore Inc.
  • BSE Engineering