Philadelphia Post Get Involved

Get Involved


The SAME Philadelphia Post works collaboratively with the Post’s Outreach Committee and the Fellows Committee in our charge to mentor and grow future professionals and leaders. We actively participate and host education, training, and professional development programs and the sharing of experiences through our mentoring programs. Our collaboration includes working with Drexel University, Villanova University, and University of Pennsylvania offering extensive opportunities for training, education, and professional growth through conferences, workshops, networking events, webinars, technical publications, leadership development and strategic partnerships. The SAME Philadelphia Post is poised to promote knowledge, discussion, and business practices through our mentoring program. For more information on opportunities to mentor, please contact Harry Brown Jr. and Dan Amate.

SAME Partnerships with Higher Education

Drexel University
Take Advantage of Exclusive Savings.

Through a collaboration between Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) and Drexel University Online, you and your immediate family members can now earn a top-ranked degree or certificate and receive special tuition rates when you enroll in one of Drexel’s distinguished online programs. (Tuition reductions vary from program to program.) You may also be eligible for tuition assistance for job-related programs through your organization’s benefits policy and deferred tuition payment plans through Drexel.

DCHWS Scholarship

Sophie Bodek is the recipient of the first DCHWS Scholarship established by the Philadelphia Post. This scholarship was developed with proceeds from event in the Post’s Education and Mentoring Fund to specifically support a student studying in the environmental field.

Ms. Bodek is a senior with honors pursuing a BA in Earth Science and a minor in Mathematics at the University of Pennsylvania in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science. Her concentration is in Geology, and she is involved in research on sedimentology for her undergraduate thesis titled “How Pebbles Round and Rocks Fragment: Particle Shape Evolution According to Transport Mechanism.”

Ms. Bodek was a student of Philadelphia Post Board Member, Maria Andrews, an Associate Director of Undergraduate Programs in the Department of Earth and Environmental Science at University of Pennsylvania. Ms. Bodek has been heavily involved in the department by becoming a member of the Earth and Environmental Science Undergraduate Advisory Board (UAB). This a group run by students who serve as a liaison between students and faculty. Currently, she is the Communications Director of the UAB. Additionally, Ms. Bodek has contributed to the creation of a new club, called the Penn Geology Society. The Geology Society is a group that connects undergraduate and graduate students through field trips to local geologically significant areas and promotes career development. She is currently the Vice President of the Penn Geology Society. These experiences coupled with her research experience and scientific knowledge have facilitated Ms. Bodek with the skills to succeed and continue her passion for environmental stewardship.

Communities of Interest

SAME’s Communities of Interest offer members a chance to engage nationally with other professionals focused on a particular technical field or demographic within joint engineering and the A/E/C industry.