SAME - Lake Michigan Post Founding Charter

SAME – Lake Michigan Post Founding Char

February 13, 2018 – College of Lake County – Manufacturing the Future, Where we are and Where we can go – Save the Date – Registration will be posted soon!


Networking & Registration: 11:30 am – 12:00 pm
Program , Presentation, Q&A and continued Networking : 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Networking between CLC Students and Staff and SAME Members with pizza and salad food service


Special Guest Speaker:

Dr. Sciammarella will discuss the current and future state of advanced manufacturing in the US and the importance of STEM education in order to meet our future demands. Dr. Sciammarella is the Interim Chair for Mechanical Engineering Department at Northern Illinois University’s College of Engineering & Engineering Technology where his research is focused on laser enabled manufacturing. As the Director of the Advanced Research of Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory, the current focus is on Additive Manufacturing (AM) /3D Printing. He recently finished a $2.4 Million NIST Measurement Science in Additive Manufacturing award entitled “Development and Validation of Physics-Based Additive Manufacturing Models For Process Control and Quality Assurance” that was a successful collaboration with QCML, Northwestern University, IMEC, FMA, and ASM. They developed a solid foundation for processing control and modeling in metal 3D printing. In 2011 he served as the competency area manager for the Laser Materials Processing Group that is part of the National Laser Centre at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa. Dr. Sciammarella was previously technical chair for the RAPDASA in 2012. He also participated with South Africa’s first technology implementation roadmap for AM. He currently serves on the America Makes Roadmap Advisory Group for AM. This group is providing the vision and direction to America Makes stakeholders and partners in order to accelerate AM technologies and amplify our nation’s global manufacturing competitiveness.

Additional information will be posted soon.

SeaPerch Volunteer Opportunities – SeaPerch meets every Thursday in room C106 at the North Chicago Community High School until March 15. SAME members interested in volunteering should contact Jeff Hollenstein:

For the third year in a row, the North Chicago Community High School is partnering with AbbVie for their Annual STEM Challenge. CLICK HERE for additional information or contact Jeff Hollenstein:

-The key dates for the STEM challenge this year are as follows:

2/9/18 Kick Off Event/ Tour at AbbVie

4/5/18 STEM Challenge Poster Session at AbbVie

4/19/18 STEM Challenge Top 10 Showcase at NCCHS Auditorium

4/26/18 ISTI Showcase Event in Chicago (winning team only)

U.S. Small Business Administration Appoints Robert Scott as Regional Administrator for Great Lakes Region CLICK HERE for more information


Leon Rockingham, Jr. Mayor of the city of North Chicago addresses attendee at the LMP’s Annual Yellow Ribbon Picnic.


John Price, Superintendent of the North Chicago School District addresses attendees at the Annual Yellow Ribbon Picnic. The Lake Michigan Post, for the third year in a row, collected and donated school supplies to the North Chicago School District.