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President's Message

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Karen Frederich
St. Louis Post President

Dear St. Louis Post Members,

May, the month of graduations: from kindergarten, primary school, eighth grade, high school, to college (associate’s degree, bachelor’s, master’s, doctorate). We have experienced many of these individually and via our siblings and/or children but regardless of how distant the individual memories are, the sense of accomplishment is what resounds across the many achievements. After that last “graduation”, whether it be the associate degree, or the bachelor’s degree, or the advanced degree, we need to continue to “graduate” through continuing education. Technology is progressing so quickly; what we learned in school is not even contemporary any more (email was not around when I was in college and personal computers were rare; who doesn’t have the love/hate memory of the computer lab?!).

I learned to survey with a theolodite. In the 25 years since my BS-graduation, the technology has moved to total stations (2-man crew), to robotic total stations (1-man crew) to GPS; photogrammetry performed by large, Surdex-size companies are now services we can perform with company-owned drones. Another example: hydraulic modeling has moved from the number-rich data files of HEC-2, to easier-to-visualize HEC-RAS, to 2-D modeling with amazing graphics. The point being: to stay relevant (and profitable) we need to continue to educate ourselves and embrace what the younger generations are bringing us from school or we risk being left behind with a proverbial slide-rule in our pocket.

While we congratulate all new graduates, let’s endeavor to always “graduate” to new and exciting developments that will make the engineering profession engaging and enticing for us, our clients, and the next generation.

Sincerely,

Karen Frederich, PE, CFM
President, St. Louis Post

About the St. Louis Post

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.

The St. Louis Post accomplishes this goal locally by supporting monthly luncheon meetings and other professional/social activities attended by members of local government, military, private industry, students and other interested parties. These meetings are announced via our e-mail distribution list and quarterly newsletter. We are supported by the national Society of American Military Engineers and publications such as The Military Engineer, which also promotes the interests and goals of our society and its members. Please peruse our website to discover the benefits of SAME St. Louis Post membership.


2018 Scholarships

Congratulations to the following 2018 Scholarship Recipients:

Joel Frederickson, US Air Force Academy Summer Camp

Sanjana Tatikonda, US Air Force Camp Scott Air Force Base

Nadia Bazile, US Marine Corps Summer Camp

 


Next Event

Date:  May 17, 2018

Location:  The Engineering Center of St. Louis

Topic:  The Long-Term Loan and Exhibition of Two Government-Owned Tyrannosaurus Rex Fossils

Speaker:  Catherine "Kate" Leese, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mandatory Center of Expertise for the Curation and Management of Archaeological Collections



SAVE THE DATE

2018 Golf Tournament

Date: Friday, September 28th 2017

Time: Registration 7:15am to 7:45am, 8:00am Shotgun Start

Location: TBD


Event StartEvent EndTitle
6/13/2018 7:30 AM 6/13/2018 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting
6/21/2018 11:30 AM 6/21/2018 1:00 PM Luncheon Meeting
7/11/2018 7:30 AM 7/11/2018 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting
8/8/2018 7:30 AM 8/8/2018 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting
9/12/2018 7:30 AM 9/12/2018 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting
10/10/2018 7:30 AM 10/10/2018 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting
11/14/2018 7:30 AM 11/14/2018 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting
12/12/2018 7:30 AM 12/12/2018 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting
1/9/2019 7:30 AM 1/9/2019 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting
2/13/2019 7:30 AM 2/13/2019 8:30 AM Recurring Event: until 12/9/2020 (total 156 events) Executive Committee Meeting