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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!

Post Awards from 2019 JETC
Post Awards from 2019 JETC

SAME's  Posts participated in the annual Streamer Awards to reward dedication and service to SAME at the local level.  

Volunteer Opportunity! National Cemetery of the Alleghenies
Volunteer Opportunity! National Cemetery of the Alleghenies

Consider volunteering with us at the National Cemetery of the Alleghenies!!

- Weather Dependent, volunteers will meet at the Cemetery at 12:30 on Friday, May 24th (the Friday before Memorial Day).  Volunteer duties will consist of raising the flags, cleaning headstones, and any other miscellaneous tasks that cemetery may request our assistance with.  Volunteers may contribute as much time as they like (typically the flags are raised first, completed within an hour, followed by other activities).

-Anyone can volunteer.  However, we need to have a list of names with contact information in advance.  Sometimes (including last fall!), the Director will adjust the date/time of duty based on the weather forecast, particularly if strong winds or lightning are forecast. 

Please contact:  Robert Yauger, robert.h.yauger@usace.army.mil.

The week after Memorial Day (May 27th) additional volunteers are needed to take down and stow the flags.  This date is typically not determined by the Director until right up to Memorial Day based on weather as the flags need to be put away relatively dry.  However, some volunteers will be needed that week as well.

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.

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

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.