Huntington Post S.A.M.E.

Huntington Post S.A.M.E.

Engineering Career Day Coming Feb. 20

The Huntington Post will once again sponsor an Engineering Career Day — on February 20, 2014, at the Marshall University Student Center in Huntington, WV.   Col. Leon Parrot of the Huntington Corps of Engineers will kick off breakfast at 7:30 a.m., with registration following at 8:15 and an opening ceremony starting 9:00.  Workshops will begin at 9:15, with exhibits available throughout the event.  A catered lunch will be served at noon, with a panel of engineers answering questions.  The day will conclude after door prizes and scholarship awards.

The Post anticipates awarding five scholarships, each worth approximately $1,000.  About Dec. 16, scholarship applications will be available at or through participating schools. The deadline for application submittal is January 31, 2014.

The Post accepts attendees to career day by invitation only—typically several sophomores from each participating school, for a total of approximately 140.  Students who wish to express interest in attending, or who need to determine whether their school will participate, should contact their school guidance counselors.  (Notification letters and phone calls to schools went out in mid-December to schools in the tri-state area.)

For additional information, please contact Kristin Keefer Blake, career day co-chair (304-399-5693;

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 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 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 (

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