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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 Philadelphia 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 Philadelphia Post membership.

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Started in 2013 as a partnership with Syracuse University, SPARK has since been scaled to competitions comprised of multiple universities. As part of each competition, diverse, cross-discipline student teams are provided real-world problem statements and given 24 hours to develop and present their solution. Guided by subject matter experts from OBG and industry partners, the teams ideate, develop concepts, and pitch their solutions to a panel of academic and private sector judges to win a cash prize. We are pleased to announce the participating universities for SPARK Metro 2018 include Villanova University, Drexel University, University of c



This month we would like to highlight three of our Philly members. Maria Panichelli, Bob Ruggieri, and Michael Richard, attorneys in the Government Contracts Group of Cohen Seglias, recently attended, exhibited, and presented at the SAME/NVSBE Small Business Conference in New Orleans.  Maria, Michael and Bob, enjoyed reconnecting with so many other Philly Post members in NOLA and meeting other SAME members from across the country.  Maria and Bob also had an opportunity to present a session on Key Considerations in Federal Subcontracting,  where they discussed and led a lively discussion on important issues such as negotiating subcontracts from both a prime and subcontractor perspective, flow-down clauses, key FAR clauses, liquidating agreements, and Miller Act bond claims.  If you weren’t able to make their session, Maria and Bob would be happy to provide copies of their power point presentation and speak with anyone that might have any Government Contract related questions. 


Founded in 1920, SAME is the premier professional association uniting public and private sector individuals and organizations from across the environmental, architecture, engineering, construction, technology, facility management, contracting and acquisition disciplines in support of national security. For almost 100 years, SAME members have been at the forefront of our nation’s greatest engineering achievements. Today, SAME members continue to solve 21st Century challenges, including energy and environmental sustainability, global stability, the war on terror, cyber security, and resilience against the effects of natural and man-made disasters. SAME, as it approaches its 100th anniversary in 2020, has grown alongside its members. The organization now offers extensive opportunities for training, education, and professional growth through conferences, workshops, networking events, webinars, technical publications, leadership development and strategic partnerships, including now with IGEL — The Wharton-led, Penn-wide Initiative for Global Environmental Leadership (IGEL). The SAME Philadelphia Post and IGEL have partnered to promote knowledge, discussion, and business practices for business sustainability. Together, we are offering further collaboration to support our collective missions for energy and environmental stability across the globe.

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