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-2016 Information-

All Upcoming and Past Programs are located on the Meeting Details page.

The Spring newsletter is available for download, covering events from April/May and looking forward to upcoming events as well. Check it out!


Spring 2016 Newsletter



Join us for our Annual Awards Dinner, networking and celebration of our membership! The event will be held on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at the Admiral Fell Inn. Registration is open until May 11, 2016 and attendance is limited to 120 people, so register now.


Flyer | Registration



Presentations from the April workshop meeting with the Maryland Port Administration can be downloaded from the link below


April Meeting Presentations


The SAME Baltimore Post is now electing Officers and Directors for 2016 - 2017. Download a copy of the ballot below and make your elections by our general meeting on May 18, 2016. See ballot for full details.


Ballot for 2016 - 2017


A couple of volunteer opportunities are coming up this month. See below for full details, including who to contact if you are interested in participating.


Veterans Memorial Project


The Philanthropy Committee has teamed up with The Southwest Partnership and Parks & People for an exciting community service project in Baltimore.  On Saturday, April 23, 2016, we will be working to clean up and expand the existing veterans memorial located in the Mt. Clare community of Baltimore City.  The Southwest Partnership has worked closely with the City of Baltimore to obtain access to the medians adjacent to the existing memorial where our group of volunteers will work to clear soils, add topsoil treatment, and plant trees along the medians.  Other planned site activities include weeding, flagstone repair, and general clean-up of the memorial.  Tools and materials will be provided at the site; a community-sponsored lunch is being planned for the volunteers.  If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Stacy Kahatapitiya (skahatapitiya@arcenvironmental.com).


Annual Service Day with the Travis Manion Foundation


On April 30, 2016, volunteers with the Travis Manion Foundation will be on hand to partner with SAME Baltimore Post member for an annual service day event.  The event will take place at Turner Station in Dundalk, Maryland and is being organized through the Rebuilding Together Baltimore program.  Volunteers will begin arriving at 9am and perform beautification and community revitalization projects throughout the neighborhood.  If you are interested in participating in this event, please contact Stacy Kahatapitiya (skahatapitiya@arcenvironmental.com).  For more about the Travis Manion Foundation, their website is www.travismanion.org.



The April monthly meeting is a joint lunch meeting with the Maryland Port Administration. Workshops will focus on Port of Baltimore infrastructure with a keynote by Mark Kreafle, MPA Director, Engineering. Registration is now open, so sign up now!




Our Young Members have great events planned!  Duckpin Bowling, the Dredged Management Facility tour, and insight into National SAME YM events are all described in the flyer below.  Check it out - whether you are a YM or not, join us!


Upcoming YM Events Flyer



Thank you to all exhibitors, sponsors, speakers, and members who participated in our Small Business Forum on March 16th.  Over 200 small and large business representatives attended workshop sessions with SBA, DCAA, USACE, VA and SMPS, exhibited their company expertise, and networked at this very successful event.  A special thank you to Deb Wittle and her committee for their efforts!  Presentations are available by clicking on the link below.


SBC Presentations


The February 2016 Newsletter is now available for viewing. Go to the newsletters page to grab a copy or download from the link below.


February Newsletter



The 21st Annual Presidential Open to benefit SAME Chesapeake and Baltimore Posts' education and Mentoring Funds is set for June 9, 2016. Join us in this worthy cause for a day of professional networking and fun! See flyer below for registration info. You must register by June 3rd to participate in the tournament.




Scholarship and Education Outreach


The purpose of the SAME Baltimore Post Scholarship and Educational Outreach Fund is to encourage and support talented students to pursue careers in engineering, architecture, or the physical sciences. We accomplish this through scholarships awarded to qualified students who are pursuing a baccalaureate degree in these fields. Our scholarship recipients are selected on a merit-based approach.  With generous donations from our Sustaining Member Firms and Individual Members we were able to award ten scholarships to Baltimore area students in 2015.  We were also able to fund activities for middle school students at Easy as Pi and conduct student mentoring at local colleges.  We cannot do this without your help.  Please consider donating to our program, as described in the attached letter to members.  Our future engineers need your help!  Thank you for your support.


Letter to Members


We have set up an e-mail address strictly for our Post Treasurer/Assistant Treasurer:  BaltimoreSAMETreasurer@gmail.com.  Any questions for the treasurer will be promptly addressed.  Thank you.



Baltimore Post members- please also consider supporting our nearby SAME Posts: Chesapeake Post and the newly-designated Mid Maryland Post.  We have attached flyers for their upcoming events.


Chesapeake SAME STEM Networking Event

Mid Maryland SAME Scholarship Golf Tournament

Mid Maryland Holiday Meeting



Our Programs Committee has been busy developing an information-packed slate of programs for the 2015-2016 year.  You will want to mark your calendar for the meetings we have planned.  Please check the Meeting Details page for more information.


The SAME Baltimore Post is interested in hearing from you, our members. Please take a few moments to answer the following anonymous survey. Your input will influence Post communication activities, monthly meeting topics, and general Post operations.

Thank you for your support of the Baltimore Post. We look forward to your response!




The Baltimore SAME Post, Education and Mentoring Committee awarded a total of 10 scholarships (Six new one year awards, one new  4-year award and  three continuing awards to existing 4-year awardees).  Awardees included students from Institutions within the footprint of the Post (UMD, UMBC, Morgan State University, Johns Hopkins University (JHU) and University of Delaware).  Consistent with our Mission, the students majors included Computer Science, Aerospace Engineering, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Bio Engineering.  We have received “thank you” messages and emails from the awardees including letters of appreciation from the institutions (see below). The new scholarship awardees are expected to attend one of our Post Meetings during the 2015-2016 Session.  The Education and Mentoring Committee look forward to serve as their host at upcoming meetings.


Thank You Letter from UMD


Baltimore Post

Officers and Directors for 2015-2016


Please welcome and congratulate our new slate of officers:


President: Carrie Ann Williams
1st Vice President: LTC Ruppert
2nd Vice President: COL Edward Chamberlayne
Secretary: Phil Der
Assistant Secretary: Mindy Hinsley
Treasurer: Chris Hikel
Assistant Treasurer: Emily Schiffmacher
Director: Melissa Smith

The Chesapeake Post meetings are held at the Wetlands Golf Club. You can register for the meeting and get directions on our web site at http://www.same.org/chesapeake.  Meetings/luncheons are typically held on the third Thursday from 1130 hours to 1330 hours.

Note that Professional Development Hours (PDH) certificates are now available at workshops each month.

Upcoming Events


Annual Awards Dinner


Where: Admiral Fell Inn

888 South Broadway

Baltimore, MD


When: 5/18/2016

5:00 - 8:30 PM


Flyer | Registration


Sustainability Tour of Black Ankle Vineyards


Where: Black Ankle Vineyard

14463 Black Ankle Rd, Mt Airy, MD 21771


When: 5/20/2016

3:00 PM


Flyer | Registration

Photos & Presentations from previous Meetings

- Feb. 2016 Meeting Presentations

- Jan. 2016 Meeting Presentation

- Dec. 2015 Meeting Presentations

- Nov. 2015 Meeting Presentations

- Oct. 2015 Meeting

- Sept. 2015 Meeting Photos




- Copies of the presentations will be available following the meetings.


We’re Looking for a Few Good Fellows

The SAME Academy of Fellows is a body of SAME members who have rendered dedicated and outstanding service to SAME, to military engineering, to engineering and related professions in general, and to their community.  Being accepted into the College of Fellows is a great distinction.  Somewhat less than 3% of the total SAME membership has been awarded this honor.  However, for members who have shown outstanding achievement and leadership (which includes leadership by example), being accepted into the Academy of Fellows is not an unachievable goal, and the Society is sincere in its desire to ensure that deserving members are granted this recognition.  The selection process is not a competition. [more]


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