Proceedings from the 2020 Forum (Held August 18-20, 2020)
Session 1: Engaging Student Members, Tuesday, August 18th
Slides, Recording, Chat Log, Related link: Student Member Application Page
Key Take-away: Add a student member to a Post board.
Session 2: Successful Student Chapter/Post Relationships, Wednesday, August 19th
Slides, Recording, Chat Log, Handout: Student Chapter Guidance Manual
Key Take-aways: Create a tab on the Post website for their student chapter; develop student chapter marketing materials; and advertise SAME benefits to faculty advisors as an incentive.
Session 3: Encouraging Student Competition Involvement, Thursday, August 20th
Slides, Recording, Chat Log
Key Take-away: Create an SAME competition based on student senior design projects.
Starting or Restarting a Student Chapters
Student Chapters 101-About Starting or Restarting a Student Chapter
Student Chapters offer an opportunity for students to start applying what they learn in the classroom into designing innovative solutions to real-world problems. They have the benefit of being able to pull together interdisciplinary teams from across the engineering fields, and from other disciplines like economics, social science, law, and policy, into the problem-solving process.
(Presented June 3, 2021)
Click here to access the recording. (YouTube)
Click here to access the slides. (PDF)
Click here to access the chat log. (PDF)
If you are interested in starting a student chapter, or reorganizing a current chapter, listen to this insightful webinar. If you have questions or need more assistance, please contact Jeannine Finton, email@example.com.
Post Recruitment Tools
About Student Chapters Slide Deck (PDF)--Posts can use this slide deck when presenting the benefits of starting, or maintaining, a student chapter to the Post board, academic points of contact in the target school, prospective mentors, or potential student members/officers.
Customizable Student Chapter Flyer (Word)--Post can use this flyer when recruiting new members or prospective volunteers. Add a school logo, and it becomes a good handout at recruitment events.
Post leaders, especially chapter mentors, wanting to stay current on the best tools and tricks for effective Chapter operations and programming, should join the College Outreach Community of Interest and participate in the community calls. Details on the recurring, monthly call, and how to join the COI can be found on the College Outreach COI page.
Faculty Advisor Best Practices, produced by Ron Welch (Senior Chapter Advisor, College Outreach COI)
Student Chapter Relationship Best Practices, produced by Mike Scarano (Senior Chapter Mentor, College Outreach COI)