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-2016 Information-

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

Please mark your calendar to join us on February 17th for a Joint Meeting with the US Green Building Council.  You won't want to miss this information-packed afternoon workshop and dinner event.  See flyer for more information and to register.


Flyer | Registration

Baltimore Post Presents Our Annual Small Business Forum


Be sure to mark your calendar for March 16, the date of our 2016 Baltimore Post Annual Small Business Forum!  You won't want to miss this day of exhibiting, networking and information-packed workshops.  Click on the attached flyers for more information and opportunities to sponsor and exhibit.


General Info | Exhibitor/Sponsor Registration

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

The SAME sponsored DAY WITH AN ENGINEER is coming up next month, February 24, 2016, in conjunction with National Engineer's Week and we need YOUR support! The firm letter and volunteer form necessary to participate are linked below, but please read the email first for instructions on how to prepare the form.


Update: Email has been sent to all SAME Baltimore Post members, providing instructions on how to register for this event. A copy is also linked below:


Email Instructions | DWE Firm Letter and Volunteer Form

SAME National is working on a Special Edition of TME for 2016, a magazine during the year called the “Vietnam Commemorative Issue.” This issue will include past articles and photos from TME as well as new articles and features from today highlighting the contributions, impacts and achievements of military engineers during the Vietnam War. We would like our SAME members who served in Vietnam to contribute to this special issue of TME in order to make it an authentic and memorable issue. We ask that you and your SAME-member colleagues take a minute to fill out this brief (4 questions) survey.  The survey will close by February 5th.





Many thanks to our members who joined in on January 20 for our first Baltimore Post Webinar!  Our topic of Energy Security was an excellent one, as were our speakers, as evidenced by your strong participation.  In case you missed it, or want to refresh your memory, presentation slides can be accessed here at the link below. Let us know if you enjoyed the Webinar, as we consider making it an annual event.





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.



The annual Engineers Appreciation Dinner will be held on February 25, 2016. If you'd like to sponsor this event, please see the flyer for full details. General attendees can register to attend via the registration link below.


Flyer | Registration

The presentation from the December meeting has been uploaded and can be accessed from the link below.


USACE Presentation - Col. Edward Chamberlayne

November meeting presentations have been uploaded and can be accessed from the links below.


Code of Ethics Presentation - Skip Harclerode

VA Program Briefing - Andy Keirn



On Wednesday, 18 November at the Baltimore Port Coast Guard Yard, LTC Mike Ruppert lead a combined team from SAME, USACE, and DOD participating in the Charm Challenge 3 hosted by the Federal Executive Board and Commander, USCG Yard Baltimore. This multi-faceted exercise include presentations by the Baltimore Police, FBI Baltimore Field Office, FEMA Region 3, and a scenario based table top exercise.  The exercise helped participating organizations understand local, federal, and regional resources available to individual agencies in planning, preparation, and execution of a threat based Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) response.  An after action review and shared lessons learned were facilitated by FEMA personnel.

              The day proved to be a great learning opportunity for all. SAME attendees included LTC Ruppert, Stacy Kahatapitiya, and Randy Westfall. Additionally, 5 USACE and 1 DOD personnel participated.



On November 8th our team of 20 young and "young at heart" members took on the challenge of running across the Bay Bridge and succeeded!  Congratulations to all runners, including one of our college student scholarship recipients!  Check back to our website for photos to be posted soon.



The November newsletter is available now. It covers the 75th Anniversary Celebration, the October meeting and workshop on environmental issues, and much more. Download a copy now!


November newsletter



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

February Joint Dinner Meeting


Topic: School Construction, Renovation and Sustainability Programs


When: 2/17/2016

3:30 - 9 PM


Where: Engineer's Club

11 West Mount Vernon Place

Baltimore, MD 21201


Flyer | Registration


2016 Engineers Appreciation Dinner


Topic: FY16 Programs of USACE Baltimore District


When: 2/25/2016

6 - 8 PM


Where: USNA Alumni Hall

Bo Coppedge Room

Annapolis, MD


Flyer | Registration

Photos & Presentations from previous Meetings

- 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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