The mission of the SAME Young Professionals Community of Interest (YP COI) is to be an advocate for and engage young professionals in support of the SAME Strategic Plan through outreach, training, networking and recognition. The COI provides educational programming, hosts networking activities, promotes leadership and engagement opportunities, and emphasizes recognition of young professionals within the Society.
Mentoring & Recognition. Highlight your achievements or those of another YP in TME! Please use the following Spotlight Nomination form, or contact Summer Gladden, Communications Vice Chair, with any questions.
Communications. Have a Post Event or YP Achievement to share in our next newsletter? Contact Summer Gladden, Communications Vice Chair.
Engineering & Construction Camps. Each spring, SAME’s Engineering & Construction Camps recruit volunteers to serve as mentors and camp counselors. Visit the camps webpage (click here) to learn more. Contact Tim Dahms, Acting Camps YP Liaison, with any questions.
Credentialing Assistance Program
The SAME Young Professionals Community of Interest is continuing the Credentialing Assistance Program to promote the professional development of Young Professionals and Enlisted Members. The Credentialing Assistance Program serves to fulfill an objective to provide financial support for professional development, education, and mentoring initiatives to benefit SAME members.
SAME will reimburse a portion of exam sitting or registration fees for licensure or credentials. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
For additional questions regarding and to submit your application, contact Tim Dahms, Vice Chair for Credentialing.
Immediate Past Chair: Victoria Mechtly, RS&H
Programs/Education Vice Chair: Elena Soto, EIT, Jacobs
Credentialing Vice Chair: Tim Dahms, P.E., NAVFAC
Communications Vice Chair: Summer Gladden, LEED AP, BD+C, CF APMP, Leebcor
Conferences Vice Chair: Suzanne Grix, Forgen
SAME POC: Jeannine Finton, SAME National Office
SAME National Webinars
- Environmental COI, National Webinar, Upcoming Events
Bio-Electro-Chemical Technologies for Sustainable Remediation of Contaminants, and Micron-Scale Carbon Injections Used to Remediate Residual HydrocarbonsThis presentation will introduce a novel bio-electro-chemical (BEC) technique that can address the challenge of effective and sustainable cleanup of contaminants in tight geological formations such as clay and silts. BEC leverages the interactions of microbes and electron transfer, and the electrochemical reactions in such processes, to achieve degradation of a variety of contaminants, such as petroleum hydrocarbons, chlorinated solvents, and PFAS.
- National Leadership, National Webinar, Webinars
SAME Wants You! SAME National Leadership OpportunitiesHave you ever considered taking on a national leadership role within SAME? SAME wants to increase the number and diversity of key leader position candidates in order to ensure a consistent pipeline of qualified candidates. Join us as we demystify requirements, expectations, and the selection process for SAME leadership roles.
- National Webinar, PFAS, SAME National Events, Webinars, Young Professionals COI
Fate, Transport, and In Situ Treatment of PFASPFAS, a group of thousands of human-made chemicals with adverse health impacts, have been detected in water supplies across the U.S. With its widespread impact to drinking water and the near certainty that select PFAS will be classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as hazardous waste, an understanding its properties and viable treatment options are needed. This presentation provides an overview of the fate and transport properties of different PFAS as well as design elements for an in situ permeable sorptive barrier treatment system in shallow groundwater at a metal finishing facility, where a PFAS-based mist suppressant to mitigate hexavalent chromium vapors had impacted groundwater.
- Environmental COI, National Webinar, Upcoming Events, USACE
Engineering With Nature and the U.S. Army Corps of EngineersThe U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Engineering With Nature (EWN) initiative enables more sustainable delivery of economic, social, and environmental benefits associated with infrastructure. Triple-win outcomes are achieved throughout EWN by systematically integrating social, environmental, and economic considerations at every phase of a project. The results are innovative and resilient solutions that are more socially acceptable, viable, equitable, and, ultimately, more sustainable. In this webinar, hear from two of the program’s leading experts to learn more about the exciting future of EWN.