The mission of the SAME Young Members Community of Interest (YM COI) is to be an advocate for and engage young member support for SAME’s Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. The Charter is being updated to reflect the move from a council to a standing Community of Interest. For now, download the Council Charter here.

Interested in Joining the Community of Interest?

Unsure if you should join? Watch this video. You can join any of our communities through the Member Update Page. Join this YM COI now!



Mentoring & Recognition

Highlight  your achievements or those of another YM in TME!  Please use the following Spotlight Nomination form, or contact Suzanne Grix with any questions.

Have a Post Event or YM Achievement to share in our next newsletter? Contact Summer Gladden.

Each spring, the Engineering & Construction Camps recruit volunteers to serve as mentors and camp counselors! Visit the Camps page (click here) to learn more.

Credentialing Achievement Awards Program

The SAME Young Member Community of Interest 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. For questions regarding the program and to submit your application, please contact Suzanne Grix.

Current deadline: October 4, 2019.

For full program details, click here. [PDF] | To download the application form, click here. [PDF]


Community of Interest Chair

Victoria Mechtly
Tepa Companies
Kansas City, MO

Organization Structure

Immediate Past Chair: Lisa Thoele, RS&H

Secretary: Maj. Jet Sadorra, USAF

Programs: Matt Turner, Yaeger Architecture

Mentoring & Recognition: Suzanne Grix, GLEI

Communication: Summer Gladden, Leebcor

Conferences: Jeff Duguid, RLF

Military/Govt. Engagement: LT Sam Lee, P.E., CEC, USN

SAME POC: Eddie Gonzalez, SAME HQ

Organization Chart

Stay Engaged

Young Member Council Monthly Call – All YMs are Welcome!


Date: Second Thursday of Every Month

Time: 12:00 p.m.-12:30 p.m. EST 

Connect to GoToMeeting.

Dial: (312) 757-3117   Access Code: 753-741-181

Download the Outlook reminder.

Education Opportunities

YMC Webinar: Professional Responsibility, Ethics, and the 21st Century Learned Professional

This session will introduce, or reacquaint, the practicing professional with the foundation and principals that guide most codes of ethics for learned professionals in the United States.  The discussion is geared toward engineering, but the concepts are equally applicable to anyone who performs their duties with clients, stakeholders, or partners, and especially the public, where personal trust is essential for the performance of the work.

Learning Objectives

  1.  Appreciate the difference between a learned professional and other professionals within the work place and the value each provides to society
  2. Understand why trust and ethics are related and essential for the learned professional
  3. Understand the goals sought by most codes of ethics or standards of conduct published by state licensure boards
  4. Describe the general difference between the outcomes sought by codes of ethics published by professional societies and those published by state licensure boards 


Presenter: Joe D. Manous, Jr, PE, PhD, D.WRE. 
View or download Joe's bio (2019 06 25)

When: September 5, 2019, 12:00 pm EST

Register for the webinar.
PDH Certificate will be available after webinar.