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), teamwork, 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 2020 Award Ceremony slide show.

The Latest Information

  • 2019-2020 Competition Awards Congratulations to all of the teams that participated in the competition. There were so many great proposals this year and I'm sure the presentations would have been just as ...
    Posted May 15, 2020, 10:18 AM by Student Mentoring
  • Updated Schedule Many of our teams are still in the competition. This year only the proposals will be judged and all will be scored virtually. The calendar has been updated. All dates ...
    Posted Apr 13, 2020, 11:54 AM by Student Mentoring
  • SPM Competition Update It saddens us to report that as of now, the SAME SMP Competition Day on April 16th is canceled. With some of our schools closed indefinitely, it is hard to ...
    Posted Mar 17, 2020, 11:51 AM by Student Mentoring
  • COVID-19 Information and Competition Judging Recently, every one of us has received a lot of information regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and we (SMP) wanted to update you on some possible scenarios that might have ...
    Posted Mar 14, 2020, 9:33 AM by Student Mentoring
  • MCC Workshop January 25th This year's MCC Workshop will be held on January 25th. The workshop will include sessions on proposal writing, presenting, Sketch-up/Revit and the UNL/UNO Ambassadors. If you ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2020, 9:35 AM by Student Mentoring
Showing posts 1 - 5 of 35. View more »


2019-2020 Schedule

September 17, 2019
    Teacher/Mentor Orientation Dinner
        6:30 PM at Scott Conference Center
October 8, 2019
    Mentor Training/Discussion
October 25, 2019 
    UNO Workshop

:00 AM at UNO Peter Kiewit Institute

November 14, 2019
    Permission Slips Due
    Submittal 1 Due
January 25, 2020
    MCC Workshop

January 30, 2020
    Submittal 2 Due

February 2020
    Volunteer Social

March 5, 2020
    Submittal 3/Working Draft Due
May 7, 2020 (New Date)
    Written Proposal Due, Submitted via E-mail

May 8, 2020 (New Date)
    Judges Will Receive the Proposals
    Competition Day (Canceled)
       Judges to Turn in Scoring on May 14th
    Awards Announced on May 15th