Student Mentoring Program

The Society of American Military Engineers' Student Mentoring Program (SMP) is designed to stimulate secondary school students' interest and excitement in engineering, architecture and related sciences. SMP is a critical thinking program that  challenges students to solve real world problems in the community. The Society of American Military Engineers (SAME) provide teachers and students in this program with mentors from engineering/architectural fields, guidelines, teacher/ student workshops, and an authentic audience for the demonstration of student solutions. STEM skills (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math), team work, sustainable design, presentation skills, use of graphic materials, model development, cost estimating, and creative, persuasive and technical writing are all promoted in the SMP experience.

Click Here to view the 2018 Award Ceremony slide show.

The Latest Information

  • 2018 Winning Teams This year we had so many great teams compete and we are so proud of all of the students' efforts. The top teams to win the SAME Post President's ...
    Posted May 8, 2018, 8:06 AM by Student Mentoring
  • Career Workshop February 17th We're still taking RSVPs for the Career Workshop tomorrow. This is a great opportunity for high school students to network and get some direction on where they might want ...
    Posted Feb 16, 2018, 8:04 AM by Student Mentoring
  • Career Workshop February 17th We'd like to invite all students interested in architecture and engineering to our career workshop on Feb. 17th. Many industry representatives will present different specialties within architecture and engineering ...
    Posted Feb 5, 2018, 6:55 AM by Student Mentoring
  • Upcoming Workshop - January 20th Please join us on January 20th for an exciting workshop. Students will learn how engineers and architects work together, what it's like to be a rollercoaster engineer or an ...
    Posted Jan 12, 2018, 10:29 AM by Student Mentoring
  • 2018 Competition Invitation
    Posted Jan 12, 2018, 10:19 AM by Student Mentoring
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2017-2018 Schedule

August 25, 2017
    Administration Breakfast
    8:30 AM at Scott Conference Center
October 10, 2017
    Teacher/Mentor Orientation Dinner
        6:30 PM at Scott Conference Center
October 24, 2017
Mentor Training
        6:00 at HDR Westroads Office        
November 17, 2017
    Submittal 1 Due

November 18, 2017
    Metro Community College Field Trip
    10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
January 20, 2018
        9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
        Metro Community College Fort Campus
January 25, 2018
    Volunteer Social
        4:00-6:30 PM at Granite City
        1001 N. 102nd St. (by Westroads Mall)
February 2, 2018
    Submittal 2 Due

February 17, 2018
    Career Workshop
    9:00 AM to 2:00 PM    
      HDR Westroads Offices

March 2, 2018
    Submittal 3 Due
March 16, 2018
    Written Proposal Due
April 16, 2018
    Competition Day
        8:00 AM at Scott Conference Center
    Award Ceremony
        7:00 PM at Scott Conference Center