Thompson Engineering has been named the Society of American Military Engineers Mobile Post's Sustaining Member Firm for 2012. The honor is given annually to a member firm in recognition of substantial employee contributions. Thompson Engineering’s employee involvement includes numerous board commitments and committee positions. Thompson employees contributed to SAME events such as the 2012 Scores for Scholars Golf Tournament, Industry Day Workshop, Student Chapter Career Day and others. Thompson employees have also been heavily involved with the 2013 SC-SA JETS Planning Committee, assisting with sponsorships, publicity, program development and events.
In the spirit of the SAME mission, Thompson members are also involved with mentoring activities. Bob Keyser, SAME Fellow for 2012, is involved in student chapter activities. His participation is one of the factors that led to his selection as a Fellow, a distinction earned by only a small group of SAME’s 29,000 worldwide members. Thompson also co-hosted an engineering career workshop at USA, which helped students with resume preparation, interview skills and career management.
SAME is a professional engineering association connecting architects, scientists, engineers, and builders with the goal of uniting them to improve individual and collective capabilities for national security. SAME’s goal is to integrate these entities and individuals so that they can prepare for and overcome natural and manmade disasters, acts of terrorism and improve security at home and abroad.