I’m writing this the day after watching the screening of “Tidewater”, graciously hosted by Old Dominion University in their campus theater. I left thinking “wow” and “what a great chance for SAME Hampton Roads, SAME Peninsula Post, and the SeaWall Coalition to partner for an event.” I’d like to thank Colonel (ret) Paul Olsen for moderating and Rear Admiral (ret) Kevin Slates, Rear Admiral (ret) Ann Phillips, and Ms. Christine Morris for their time and expertise on the discussion panel. It was fantastic! In case you missed it, the SeaWall Coalition has more information regarding sea level rise at their website, www.seawallcoalition.org.
Upcoming, we have our regular February lunch on February 21st at 1130 at the Westin. Mr. Frank Miyagawa, PE, CEM, PMP is presenting on “Planning and Design of Mico Grids on DOD Installations”. I personally recently experienced a need for a microgrid for units affected by Hurricane Maria, so I’m very interested in Frank’s information Our Small Business Conference is on for 21-22 March at the Norfolk Waterside Marriott. Registration begins at 1100 on the 21st and we kickoff at 1 pm. We changed it from 2 full days to 1 ½ days based on feedback from last year; I hope you’re able to attend as we have a large number of businesses and government already lined up, and we’re still a month and a half out!
Scholarships: the scholarship program we have for talented people majoring in STEM and STEM-related fields is one of the high points of the SAME HR Post. We will have the scholarship information posted to our website by mid-month and available at the February meeting, but the deadline is April 30, 2018 for school year 2018-2019 scholarships.
Finally, I’d like to openly ask for help in growing our ranks. SAME HR has a great constituent and volunteer base, but we are sorely lacking in Young Member and Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) participation. Please help me by grabbing NCOs and potential young members and bringing them to a lunch. I strongly believe in the value proposition of SAME, but they have to be there to give it a chance.
Have a great day, and thank you for your support and commitment to SAME and our goals.
Planning and Design of Micro Grids on DOD Installations
Date: February 21, 2018 | 11:30 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Westin Hotel, 4535 Commerce Street, Virginia Beach, VA 23462
Presenter(s): Frank Miyagawa, PE, CEM, PMP (Jacobs)
Scope: Understanding of the available resources for the planning and design of micro grids on DOD Installations.
- Understand some of the available resources for the planning and design of micro grids on DOD installations
- Understand what a RAM analysis is and how it can be used for resiliency projects
- Understand several key lessons learned from real world DOD micro grid and resiliency projects that you can use on your projects
2018 Small Business Outreach + Industry Day
Date: March 21, 2018 at 11:00 AM - Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 4:30 PM (EDT)
Location: Norfolk Waterside Marriott, 235 East Main Street, Norfolk, VA 23510
Confirmed agencies to date include:
- Norfolk District, Corps of Engineers
- Wilmington District, Corps of Engineers
- Baltimore District, Corps of Engineers
- Savannah District, Corps of Engineers
- Philadelphia District, Corps of Engineers
- New York District, Corps of Engineers
- NAVFAC MIDLANT
- NASA Langley Research Center
- Engineering Flight, Fort Eustis Civil Engineer Division
- USAF JBLE
- USAF ACC
- Langley AFB 633rd
- NC Military Business Center
- Small Business and Technology Development Center (SBTDC)
Hana Engineers and Consultants, LLC (Hana) is a minority-owned business offering quality professional engineering and scientific solutions, with special emphasis in environmental, geotechnical, and construction management services. Hana is certified under the 8(a) Business Development Program for small disadvantaged businesses, by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA). Hana is also certified by the Virginia Department of Small Business and Supplier Diversity (SBSD) as a Small, Women-owned, and Minority-owned Business (SWaM). Hana is capable of performing an array of environmental, geotechnical and other engineering/scientific services for private industry and federal, state and local governments.
As a service to our members, the Hampton Roads SAME Post website includes job positions or internships available at local firms and also allow for students or individual members who are looking for employment to list qualifications potential employers can view. Anyone wishing to place job positions should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sustaining Member News
The Hampton Roads SAME Post has been willing to publish articles submitted by Sustaining Member Firms and Individual Members that are deemed to be in the interest of SAME and the Hampton Roads Post. Typical Articles may include contract awards from our member agencies (i.e. USCG, LANTDIV and Army Corps of Engineers) and key company hires or employee moves. Please send your good news to Beverly Noffsinger by the first Wednesday of each month.
Sustaining Member of the Month
One of our Sustaining Member firms is spotlighted each month, given the opportunity to set up a tabletop booth at the monthly meeting, and be recognized by the President at the start of each meeting. A representative of the firm is also invited to give a short overview of the firm at the luncheon.
The designated Sustaining Member of the Month also provides a summary of their firm’s expertise and services for the military engineering community to be printed in the newsletter. We ask that the Sustaining Member of the Month bring a raffle prize valued at approximately $50 to the luncheon for our Education and Mentoring raffle drawing. If you are interested in participating, please contact CindyNash.
Please note that with your firm’s Sustaining Membership, SIX (6) of your employees can be designated as sustaining members (includes two Young Members).
Please go to the National SAME web site and review your company status under Membership.
Commonwealth Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Industry Internship Program.
With an increasing demand for skilled STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) workers in Virginia, the development of efficient pathways between undergraduate students pursuing STEM degrees and industry has become an urgent need. With support from the Commonwealth of Virginia, Virginia Space Grant Consortium (VSGC) in partnership with Virginia’s Regional Technology Councils, and in collaboration with Virginia companies, Virginia colleges, and community colleges, has created the Commonwealth STEM Industry Internship Program (CSIIP). CSIIP links undergraduate STEM students to paid summer internship positions with companies throughout Virginia.
CSIIP offers a one-stop, centralized, online internship application system that provides Virginia’s undergraduate STEM majors the ability to search and apply for STEM-related (summer/fall/spring) paid internship opportunities with participating Virginia-based companies that can search our database of prescreened student applications for specific skills, experience, educational background, interests and desired work locations to find the best possible candidates for their paid summer internships. Companies select students, make offers, and employ interns directly.
For more information click here.
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