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Nodjomian Sworn in as SAME President

Col. Sal Nodjomian, P.E., F.SAME, USAF (Ret.), was sworn in as the 98th National President of the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) on May 25 during the organization’s 2017 Joint Engineer Training Conference & Expo in Columbus, Ohio. As SAME President, Col. Nodjomian will lead a 47-member National Board of Direction and a global […]

SAME and DBIA Host Federal Owners’ Forum

DBIA and SAME co-hosted the second Federal Owners’ Forum on May 4, 2017, bringing together 11 procurement professionals from eight federal agencies to discuss project delivery. DBIA’s Executive Director Lisa Washington, CAE, and Brig. Gen. Joe Schroedel, P.E., F.SAME, USA (Ret.), Executive Director of SAME, opened the forum with welcome remarks. Thom Kurmel facilitated the […]

Astronaut Eileen Collins Featured on SAME’s “Real TiME Podcast”

Renowned astronaut and 2017 JETC Keynote Speaker, Col. Eileen Collins, USAF (Ret.), the first woman to command an American Spacecraft, recently joined SAME Executive Director Joe Schroedel on SAME’s Real TiME Podcast ahead of her address at the upcoming JETC, which is being held May 23-25 in Columbus, Ohio. Collins touches on a number of topics—including how she […]

Recapping the FY2018 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings

The FY2018 DOD & Federal Agency Program Briefings, part of SAME Capital Week, took place March 7, 2017, at the Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center in North Bethesda, Md. SAME members from throughout the A/E/C industry attended informational sessions facilitated by military leaders and federal agency representatives who gave insight on support needed […]

SAME Urbahn Medal Group Holds First Summit

In the early afternoon of March 6, 2017, several past Urbahn Medal recipients came together for an inaugural summit in Washington, D.C., to continue the way forward for collaboration among architects working in and for the public sector. The Urbahn Medal, named in honor of Max O. Urbahn, FAIA, is awarded annually to a member of […]

2017 Golden Eagle Award Recipients

The SAME Academy of Fellows will honor Harold Rosen, F.SAME, with the Golden Eagle Award for Significant Contributions to the Engineering Profession, and Gen. J.H. Binford Peay III, USA (Ret.), with the Golden Eagle Award for Significant Contributions to National Security, during the 2017 Golden Eagle Awards Dinner, March 8, 2017 at the Bethesda North Marriott […]

Board of Direction Nominations Due Dec. 1

It is time once again to select SAME’s national leaders! Nominations for National Officers and Elected Directors to serve on the SAME Board of Direction are open from Oct. 1, 2016 through Dec. 1, 2016. Elections for candidates approved through the nomination process will be held in spring 2017 and voted on by the full […]

Tulsa Post Hosts First “Issues Workshop”

SAME Post Issues Workshop - Tulsa Post

On Oct. 18, 2016, the first SAME Post Issues Workshop was hosted by the Tulsa Post and brought together public and private sector professionals from throughout the local area to address challenges associated with water infrastructure, including safety, water supply and funding. SAME Post level workshops are intended to utilize Sustaining Member Post memberships and […]

SAME Hosts Focus Groups for Market Research

You Talked.  We Listened. At the 2016 JETC in Phoenix (May 24-26), SAME hosted three Focus Groups for attendees of the conference.  The focus groups were facilitated by an outside group, Trailblazer Market Research, a company that works with many non-profit organizations. The three focus groups were sorted into a Young Members group, made up […]

Mike Blount Sworn in as SAME President on Day 3 at JETC

Day three of the 2016 JETC in Phoenix kicked off with the annual Society Leadership & Post Awards Breakfast, recognizing the incredible work of SAME’s 105 Posts, 15 Committees & Councils, and 30,000 members around the world. SAME national officers, Jane Penny (President) and Sal Nodjomian and Kurt Ubbelohde (Vice Presidents) emceed the event, which […]

SAME Spreads Holiday Cheer!

With the holidays in full swing, staff of the SAME national office displayed lots of joyful seasonal cheer with their inaugural Door Decorating Contest, an ugly sweater contest, and the second annual visit to the Armed Forces Retirement Home in Washington, D.C., where SAME staff were fortunate to be able to gather with veterans for an afternoon of dancing, desserts, […]

Q3 Economic Snapshot Survey

According to the most recent Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey released by the SAME national office, businesses were slightly more confident about market conditions in Q3 2015 year-over-year compared to Q3 2014, however, optimism of respondents trended downward compared to Q2 2015. In particular, according to the report (which was prepared by Gaithersburg, Md.-based Association Research Inc.) the confidence index for recent […]

#SAMESBC Starts Nov. 4!

Time for a “By the Numbers” preview of the 2015 SAME Small Business Conference, which starts next week, Nov. 4, in New Orleans!   1:  Tour of the Greater New Orleans Hurricane and Storm Damage Risk Reduction System 2:  Keynote Speakers featured at SBC 4:  Mega Sessions featuring SBA, USACE, NAVFAC and AFCEC 8:  Hours […]

Q2 Economic Snapshot Survey

According to the latest installment of the Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey released by SAME HQ, A/E/C professionals are feeling increasingly more optimistic about recent business conditions and the outlook for both the near future and the longer-term horizons. The Q2 Economic Snapshot Survey polled private sector SAME members from across the A/E/C industry, representing large and small businesses. The […]

“Top 10 Reasons for Active SAME Membership”

Editor’s Note: The following article, “Top 10 Reasons for Active SAME Membership,” was written by Capt. Nelson Mix, P.E., CHMM, F.SAME, USPHS, and first published in the Spring 2015 issue of Machinatores Vitae, the engineer and architect newsletter of the U.S. Public Health Service. Capt. Mix, a former President of the Washington DC Post and past […]

Check Out the Latest TME!

The July-August issue of The Military Engineer features a range of articles showcasing how government and industry are executing projects in support of national security, mission-critical responsibilities and our servicemen and women. In addition, this issue of TME offers an inside look at several initiatives underway to adapt to and increase resilience from climate change […]

Surveying the Impacts of Technology

SAME HQ recently polled all Sustaining Member representatives in the first “micro survey” of what will become a routine practice to gauge hot topics emerging in the A/E/C industry. The focus of this first micro survey? Technology. And the results, depending on your perspective, may be quite surprising. Of the 15,000 Sustaining Member representatives polled, […]

Q1 Economic Snapshot Survey

SAME HQ has released the first installment of the Quarterly Economic Snapshot Survey, a new member benefit intended to provide organizations, companies and individuals insight into the moods and attitudes of leading decision-makers within the A/E/C industry. SAME hopes that collecting and sharing periodic statistics on business activity and recent industry trends will be a […]

Jane Penny Sworn in as SAME President

Jane Penny, a registered professional engineer, an SAME Fellow, and a member of the Society since 1983, was sworn in as SAME National President on Thursday May 21, during the 2015 Joint Engineer Training Conference in Houston. Penny becomes the first female to hold the position of SAME President since the organization’s founding in 1920. […]

E&C Camps Get Some “Pub”!

The SAME Engineering & Construction Camps recently were featured with an article on the Engineering News-Record website. ENR writer Pamela Hunter interviewed SAME Fellow and E&C Camps stalwart Scott Prosuch on the mission of the camps, how the camp volunteer leaders get students excited about engineering, and what type of impact the camps have had over the […]

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