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The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program for Unemployed Veterans
The Manufacturing PA Training-to-Career Program for Unemployed Veterans


For any questions, please contact:

Arif Sirinterlikci, Ph.D., CMfgE

412-397-4028 phone (M)

SAME Pittsburgh Post - STEM Camp Scholarships - Application Deadline March 15th
In an attempt to promote and maintain interest in engineering and the sciences, the Pittsburgh Post will present a continuing education award to deserving individuals to attend SAME Engineering and Construction Camps.  The Post will pay for the cost of camp and up $400 for travel expenses.

CLICK HERE for all the details!  As a reminder, the deadline for applications is March 15th.

All interested high school students are encouraged to apply.  

Questions??  Contact Deb Chiaraluna at deb.chiaraluna@testamericainc.com or 412 651-0047

January 2019 Luncheon Presentation - PFAS
Dr. Ronald Kotun, Senior Toxicologist, Tetra Tech was the guest speaker and he  presented "PFAS – A Prevalent Emerging Contaminant".


Photos from the presentation are available HERE.

2019 Installation of Officers and Post Awards

Photos are now available from the installation of officers for 2019 and post awards. Col. Shawn Moore, USAF (Ret.) conducted the installation and presentations.  He also presented Vice President Suzanne Thomas with the SAME Regional Vice President’s Medal for Outstanding Services to SAME.

CLICK HERE for photos.

SAME 2019 Leader Development Program

The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) seeks creative and innovative problem solvers to participate in the inaugural Leader Development Program (LDP). Developed with support from the SAME Foundation, LDP identifies and cultivates talent from within the SAME membership who seek to advance their leadership skills to address the nation’s grand challenges. The target participant is an enthusiastic, mid-career professional dedicated to the mission and strategic direction of the Society. Members of SAME with at least one-year membership in the Society as of December 21, 2018, and with at least five years of progressive professional experience may apply. One applicant will be selected from each Region.


The program runs from May 2019 through May 2020 and includes over 80 hours of training and reading assignments. The SAME Foundation is funding the program due to the generous funding of individual members, sustaining members, partners and friends of the Society. Participants will have their JETC 2019 and JETC 2020 registration, travel, lodging, associated travel expenses, training and administrative costs paid by the SAME Foundation.  Salary, books and all other costs are paid for by the candidate or candidate’s organization.


Applications for the LDP need to be submitted to Scott Nesbit by Friday, December 21.  Instructions for the applications and additional information on the program  can be found HERE.



SAME Pittsburgh Post November Luncheon Photos
Thank you to all who attended our November Luncheon to hear Colonel Andrew J. “Coby” Short, USACE Pittsburgh District, highlight projects in the "Headwaters District".

CLICK HERE for photos from the luncheon.

Register for the 3rd Annual Security and Risk Management Symposium

The 3rd Annual Security and Risk Management Symposium sponsored by the Pennsylvania Governor's Office of Homeland Security, and the Pennsylvania Region 13 Task Force, in partnership with the Department of Homeland Security - Office of Infrastructure Protection is being held on November 29, 2018.  This symposium addresses: criminal activities, cyber and physical security threats in our region and globally, risk management strategies and insight on critical infrastructure interdependencies, prioritization of resources, protection of critical infrastructure assets and GridEX V.  The program is offered without cost and includes a continental breakfast, lunch and free parking.


 WHO SHOULD ATTEND: The symposium is intended for members of ASIS, InfraGard, IAEM, ISSA, TRCPA Pennsylvania (PA) Region 13,  Public Sectors (Federal, State and Local) and Private Sectors (Business and Industry), Engineers, Emergency Management, Utilities, Law Enforcement, Business Continuity/Organizational Resilience Professionals, VOAD’s and those responsible for protecting our Nation’s Critical Infrastructure through cyber and physical security initiatives.


Event Logistics:


Date:                Thursday, November 29, 2018

Registration:   7:30am -  8:30am 

Program:          8:30am – 4:00pm

Location:          Doubletree by Hilton Convention Center                                                                                                   

                           (near Monroeville Mall)

                          209 Mall Boulevard

                           Monroeville, PA  15146


Register at:     https://3rdsrms2018pgh.eventbrite.com  (Pre-registration is required.)


Special rates for lodging have been negotiated at the Doubletree by Hilton, Monroeville.  Please mention you are attending the Security and Risk Management Symposium to receive the discounted rate of $79.00 per night.  (412) 373-7300

SAME Webinar: An overview of FY2019 budgetary priorities and forecasts for federal agencies (DOD, GSA, VA and DOE)
SAME Webinar: An overview of FY2019 budgetary priorities and forecasts for federal agencies (DOD, GSA, VA and DOE)

Want an overview of FY2019 budgetary priorities and forecasts for federal agencies (DOD, GSA, VA and DOE)? Join

Beau DeBoer, Vice-Chair of Communications, on 18 October at 2PM EDT for a free webinar on contracting initiatives, major policy and legislative initiatives, and to explore areas of opportunity and risk in the AEC market.  


Learn more and register today by following this link: https://goo.gl/azVVrU

This webinar is hosted and presented by Deltek and the Society of American Military Engineers Small Business Council. 

The SAME Young Member Council is continuing the Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP)

The SAME Young Member Council is continuing the Credentialing Achievement Awards Program (CAAP) to promote the professional development of SAME Young Members and Enlisted Members in support of the SAME Strategic Plan. The CAAP serves to fulfill an objective which is to provide financial support for professional development, education, and mentoring initiatives to benefit our SAME members. 


SAME will reimburse a portion of exam sitting or registration fees for Young Members. The full program details and application are located here: https://www.same.org/Career-Development-Center. Then select "Credentialing Achievement Awards Program"from the menu.  For questions regarding the program and to submit your application, please contact Danielle Barner (Danielle.Barner@atkinsglobal.com). Download the CAAP Application here: https://www.same.org/Portals/0/same.org/inside_pages/documents/BeInvolved/CommitteesCouncils/Young_Member/caap.pdf?ver=2015-10-09-102134-337


Credentialing Achievement Awards Program
(fall applications complete: 5 Oct 2018)
(spring application due date: 5 April 2019)


SAME Pittsburgh Post volunteered at the ALCOSAN Open House

The SAME Pittsburgh Post prepared and manned a STEM-related booth at the Sept. 15, 2018 ALCOSAN Open House, with over 2,000 attendees.  Our exhibit incorporated hands-on use of Archimedes screws, shaker siphons, siphon tubes, and buoyancy measurement with a submerged weight and scale.  Membership information and information on our sponsorship of STEM students to Service Construction Camps was distributed to interested participants. CLICK HERE for photos from the event.