Student Mentoring Program

2003-2004 Awards Ceremony Program Recognitions

SAME Omaha Post's
Student Initiative Mentoring Program

The Student Initiative-Mentoring Program matches volunteer mentors from professional Engineering and/or Architectural firms with teams of students and teachers from metropolitan area schools. The Program enables students to learn in a professional work environment, rather than just an academic one, as they participate in a "real-world" project led by actual practitioners.

Now in its tenth year, the Student Initiative-Mentoring Program continues to carry out SAME's vision of advancing the engineering and architectural professions by focusing on the youth of America. The experiences the students gained from participating in the program are renewing a spirit of confidence in the quality and often-untapped potential of America's youth.

This year, 10 middle and 16 high schools from the local area participated in the program supporting a total of 32 teams comprising 347 students. For them, a school year of hard work ended today with oral presentations of their projects; but the confidence, problem solving, and team-building skills they have gained by participating in this program will continue to work for them throughout their lives.

Through the efforts of many, the Student Initiative-Mentoring Program has had a positive impact on students, educators, and professionals throughout the Omaha metropolitan community. Many of the students continue on to college and into engineering and architectural careers. Several of their projects have been built.

Thank you teachers, mentors, parents, and SAME members for contributing to the success of tomorrow's leaders.



Keynote Event

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary of the Student Initiative Mentoring Program, we would like to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to the development the program and look at the impact it has had on students.

Award of Appreciation
Presented by Colonel Kurt Ubbelohde to:

Michael Baldino


Elwin Larson


Terry Weare


Carol Engelmann


Gladys Doerr

Ironman Mentor Award
Presented by Colonel Kurt Ubbelohde to:

John Remus
For 10 years of Mentoring Service

Student Alumni Speakers

Kyle Vohl, SIMP 1994 -1995 & Stephanie Peterson, SIMP 1995 - 2001



Evaluation Panel

High School Division

Industry Members
Michael Baldino, PE, Kelly Klosure Systems
Daniel J. Dellovechio, PE, Leo A Daly Company
Brian Halsey, AIA, The Schemmer Associates, Inc
Dan Owens, PE, Lamp, Rynearson & Associates
Michael Piernicky, Kirkham Michael & Associates
Michael Siedschlag, HDR Inc

Education Members
Dr. Elizabeth G. Jones, Engr. & Tech. UNL at Omaha
Dr. Gren Yuill, Architectural Engineering, UNL at Omaha

Government Members
Sharon Miller, PE, City of Omaha
Douglas A. Plack, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Robert F. Roumph, PE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Military Members
Colonel Kurt F. Ubbelohde, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Middle School Division

Industry Members
Natasha Hartley, Woolpert LLP
Ron Hughbanks, HDR, Inc
Robert Lechner, Batheja & Associates
Grete Scholz, OPPD

Government Members
Joseph F. Laird, PE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
James McFaul, PE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Charles W. Paukert, PE, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers

Military Members
Capt. Alan Dean, STRATCOM



Thank you to the following for their sponsorship of the
2003-2004 SAME Student Initiative Program:

POST PRESIDENT'S AWARDS OF HONOR
SAME OMAHA POST

MERIT AWARD SPONSORS

High School   Middle School
APPLIED SCIENCES
URS Corporation
  APPLIED SCIENCES
The Schemmer Associates
INNOVATION
HDR Inc.
  INNOVATION
Kelly Klosure Systems
RESEARCH
DLR Group
  RESEARCH
S.A.I.C.
TEAM WORK
Lamp Rynearson & Associates
  TEAM WORK
E&A Consulting Group
TECHNOLOGY
Leo A Daly Company
  TECHNOLOGY
Kirkham Michael & Associates


Program Sponsors

SAME Omaha Post
The Peter Kiewit Institute
Iowa West Foundation
University of Nebraska Foundation
Batheja & Associates, Inc.

Mentor Sponsors

Albeck Gerken, Inc. (1)*
Ayers & Ayers (1)
Churchill Engineering (2)
DLR Group (2)
Drake-Williams Steel (2)
HDR, Inc. (4)
HGM Associates, Inc. (5)
Iowa State University (1)
JEO Consulting Group, Inc. (1)
Kiewit Construction (2)
Leo A Daly Company(6)
Midwest Mechanical (1)
National Park Service (1)
Nebraska Dept of Roads (1)
Lincoln Parks & Recreation (1)
RDG Schutte Wilscam Birge (1)
SAIC (1)
Schildberg Construction (1)
The Schemmer Associates (2)
Utility Engineering (1)
US Air Force, Offutt AFB (1)
US Army Corps of Engineers (11)
US Army Corps of Engineers - Retired (2)
US Geological Survey (1)
*()=Number of Mentors from Company

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