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2020 SAME High School STEM Camp Applications Open!
2020 SAME High School STEM Camp Applications Open!

Don't miss this opportunity-  2020 Engineering & Construction Camp applications are OPEN!!  Please share with interested high school students!


CLICK HERE for our dedicated STEM page with information and link to registration.


 

SAME Pittsburgh Post is proud to provide scholarships to area students to attend STEM camps.

2020 SAME Engineering and Construction Camps:
June 14-20, 2020: US Army Corps of Engineers, Vicksburg, MS
June 24-30, 2020: US Air Force Academy, Colorado Springs, CO
June 21-27, 2020: US Navy STEM, Port Hueneme, CA
July 19-25, 2020: Scott Air Force Base, Scott AFB, IL


Did You Miss the November Luncheon? The Presentation is available!
Did You Miss the November Luncheon?  The Presentation is available!

If you are interested in a copy of the November Luncheon Presentation, Three Rivers Hydropower, by Rye Development please look to our Past Presentations.


Photos from the luncheon are available here.

 

 

 


SAME Webinar: "Emerging Water Quality Challenges for Military Installations & Potential Solutions"

The SAME Energy and Sustainability COI will host a webinar on November 5, 2019 at 12 noon EST titled: "Emerging Water Quality Challenges for Military Installations & Potential Solutions" .

 

We will discuss the growing threat to public health from unsafe water cannot be overstated.  Whether the contamination is from lead, bacteria, or chemicals, all water systems can impose health risks.  These threats arise from flaws in the supply systems serving military installations, or from causes emerging from plumbing and mechanical systems within military facilities.  This webinar lays out the pathway for facility managers, contractors, and water utility suppliers to assess and manage risks and ensure water quality to protect all personnel who work or live on or near U.S. military installations.

 

Presenters:

 

Kurt Steenhoek – International Representative for Plumbing, United Association, Denver, CO.

Gerard Waites – Legislative & Policy Legal Counsel, O’Donoghue & O’Donoghue Law Firm, Washington, DC

Chris Carter – Vice President of Service, Murphy Company, St. Louis, MO.

Rich Benkowski - Training Specialist, United Association International Training Fund, Annapolis, MD

 

To learn more about the webinar you can click here .

To register for the webinar you can click here .


21st Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition
21st Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition
The 21st Pittsburgh Regional Future City Competition, January 18, 2020, the theme for which is, “Clean Water: Tap Into Tomorrow!”  


SAME plans to participate again as Pre-Competition Day and Competition Day Judges and Volunteers to assist with the Future City Competition at the Carnegie Science Center, the descriptions for each opportunity can be found on the Future City website here


If interested, please contact Jim Daleyjdaley@crawfordcs.com


Do You Have an Energy or Water Sustainability Story for SAME TME?
If you have a great project success story to tell about energy and/or the water energy nexus the SAME journal, “The Military Engineer” will have an energy focused issue in March/April of 2020. This is a great opportunity to let our fellow engineers and scientists know of your great work on innovative approaches to improve energy resilience and reliability for our military or other federal agencies. Proposals for an article are due on November 12 and final manuscripts are due on December 19, 2019.  Writer guidelines for the SAME TME at located here.  We look forward to seeing some great project success stories in the TME Energy Issue!

Award Presentation - 2018 Project of the Year
Award Presentation - 2018 Project of the Year

Members of SAME Pittsburgh Post presented the award for Outstanding Project of the Year - 2018 to US Army Corps of Engineers Pittsburgh District and WSP for their work on the Temporary Power Project – Puerto Rico. 


Pictured (L to R):

Maj. Gen. Robert F. Whittle, Jr.
Col. Andrew "Coby" Short
Tim Kyper, P.E.
Robert Davis



 

Outstanding Project of the Year
Outstanding Project of the Year

Leader Development Program (LDP) Applications Are Now Open!

The Leader Development Program is a one-year commitment created to help discover SAME Members who aspire to advance their leadership skills. LDP Participants are provided with the tools for leadership success including  how to apply your strengths to real world problems, training on how to triumph working across numerous roles, assignments that teach you how to be an efficient leader and other projects that will lead you to reaching your goals.

 

To be considered for the LDP you must be a mid-career professional, dedicated to the mission of the society, a SAME member for at least a year and have five years of professional experience. The SAME Foundation covers the fee to participate, including travel to the Joint Engineer Training Conference 2020 and 2021.


CLICK HERE to learn more and apply!


Attention NCOs and Young Members! Deadline of October 4th.

If you do not receive reimbursement for these exams from your company or another organization, SAME may be able to help.

 

In an effort to support SAME Young and Enlisted members obtain credentials that strengthen their professional development, SAME has developed the Credential Achievement Awards Program (CAAP). The program is intended to help fund exam sitting or registration fees for credentials, certifications, or licensures deemed to have intrinsic value to SAME’s mission and the architectural and engineering professions.

Credentialing exam types include:

a. Fundamentals of Engineering Exam and Professional Engineer Exam (any discipline) 

b. Architect Registration Examination (for any division) 

c. Certified Construction Manager (Sponsored by Construction Management Association of America) 

d. Design-Build Certification (Sponsored by Design-Build Institute of America) 

e. Leadership in Energy and Environment Design (Sponsored by U.S. Green Building Council) 

f. Certified Energy Manager (Sponsored by Association of Energy Engineers) 

g. Project Management Professional (Sponsored by Project Management Institute) 

h. Certified Facility Manager (Sponsored by International Facility Management Association) 

i. Credentials offered by National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies (NICET) 

j. Other credentialing programs as deemed appropriate by the selection committee 

 

The deadline to apply is October 4, 2019. To learn more about the program, click here. To download the application,  click here.

 

If you have questions about the program or the application process, feel free to contact Suzanne Grix , Mentor/Recognition Vice-chair, Young Member Community of Interest (COI) at suzannegrix@gleis.com.

Veterans Day Activities at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Veterans Day Activities at National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Volunteer With Us! Volunteers are needed to assist with the flag raising and headstone cleaning on Friday, 11/8 (volunteers will meet at Shelter No. 2 at 12:30 PM).

If interested, please send us an email:  PittsburghPost@gmail.com


Presentations Posted! Small Business and Sustaining Member Workshop
Presentations Posted! Small Business and Sustaining Member Workshop

Thank you to our speakers and all those who attended this successful networking event!  We hope you found this to be an informative event, and we look forward to seeing you at one of our upcoming luncheons soon.

 

Presentations are available HERE.

Photos from the event are available HERE.