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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2018-2019 Schedule

September 18, 2018
    Teacher/Mentor Orientation Dinner
        6:30 PM at Scott Conference Center
October 4, 2018
    Mentor Training/Discussion
        6:00 at HDR Westroads Office
October 18, 2018 
Permission Slips Due

October 27, 2018
        9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
        Metro Community College Fort Campus
November 15, 2018
    Submittal 1 Due
January 25, 2019
        9:00 AM - 2:30 PM
        UNO PKI
January 2019
    Volunteer Social
        4:00-6:30 PM at Granite City
        1001 N. 102nd St. (by Westroads Mall)
January 31, 2019
    Submittal 2 Due

February 15, 2019
    Mentor/Teacher Review of Proposal

March 1, 2019
    Submittal 3 Due
March 21, 2019
    Written Proposal Due
April 11, 2019
    Competition Day
        8:00 AM at Scott Conference Center
    Award Ceremony
        7:00 PM at Scott Conference Center