Year after year the Huntington Post is one of the most active and most decorated Posts in the Society of American Military Engineers. We currently have over 120 members and more than 35 Sustaining Member Firms, throughout Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and West Virginia.
In addition to meeting the second Tuesday of each month, in February, during National Engineers Week, the Post hosts "Engineer Career Day" for and invites approximately 130 high school sophomores from more than 30 schools throughout West Virginia, Kentucky and Ohio to come learn more about engineering. The event is for students who have an interest in engineering and science to learn about the types of things that engineers do, to meet with engineers and hear about a variety of engineering professions, and to learn about the curriculum required in high school to prepare for engineering courses in college. The event culminates with the award of six $1,000 scholarships to high school students with an interest in engineering and one $1,000 scholarship to a college engineering student.
In June, the Post co-sponsors the Engineering Academy of Excellence (EEAE) with Marshall University. About 30 high school students from Kentucky, Indiana, Ohio and West Virginia attend this week-long program that gives the students an introduction to the world of engineering. The students spend the week on the Marshall University campus and attend numerous activities and participate in a variety of engineering projects. Throughout the week engineers and scientists spend time with the students discussing their respective engineering and science professions, mentoring the students, and sharing their real life, on-the-job, personal experiences. Additional information for EEAE can be found at www.Marshall.edu/EEAE.
In October, our Young Members host the Post Golf Tournament to raise funds for our Post scholarships. This event always proves to be a day of fun and fellowship.
The Post also established and actively supports Marshall University's SAME Student Post. The Student Post currently has 25 members and they are advised by the Post Fellows. Many of the students regularly attend our monthly Post meetings and several have participated in our Post activities such as Engineer Career Day and the Golf Tournament.
If you're not a member, we welcome you to join us. For further information, email Mack McCarty (email@example.com).
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