The Society of Military Engineers (SAME) Greater Kansas City Post honored SCE with a $5,000 donation, announcing its 4 annual donation to SCE at the 61st annual Engineer’s Week Luncheon held February 23, 2012 at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott Hotel Imperial Ballroom. The donation provides discretionary funds to SCE’s dean, Dr. Kevin Z. Truman, a member of the SAME GKC post, faculty advisor to our UMCK SCE SAME student chapter and 2009 SAME Bliss Medal Recipient. SCE thanks all SAME GKC members for their continued support of our SCE students! We also thank the several Kansas City engineering firms that donated seats at the E-week luncheon allowing 23 SCE engineering students to attend this celebration of the engineering profession and its accomplishments.
The event, sponsored by the MSPE Western Chapter and KSPE Eastern Chapter, was attended by more than 900 engineers from the Greater KC area including 23 of SCE’s engineering students whose seats were donated by several Kansas City engineering firms. The keynote speaker was Brigadier General John R. McMahon, Commander and Division Engineer, United States Army Corps of Engineers, Northwestern Division. Several important engineering topics were discussed including “Managing the Nation’s Water Resources along the Missouri River Basin”.