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From AMPP’s EMERG Student Outreach Program, SOAR is a collection of useful materials to help members participate in local school activities and increase AMPP outreach and community engagement. Included are simple experiments, tips and tricks for volunteers, and other great materials to help you excite young students about coatings and corrosion.

  • SOAR is packed with materials geared toward students K-8 – High School level content coming SOON!
  • You can access SOAR anytime using the links below. The materials are downloadable and easy to use.
  • Spanish Translation available!
  • After you’ve used SOAR – please complete the survey linked on the final page of the presentation.

SOAR Materials from EMERG Student Outreach

SOAR en Español – EMERG Alcance Estudiantil

Become a Mentor

Your knowledge and experience of the corrosion and protective coatings industry can assist veterans with their transition into a rewarding and recession-proof career.

Mentor responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Sharing your expertise and experience of the corrosion and protective coatings industry with veterans, while offering firsthand knowledge and advice on possible career paths and expectations.
  • Providing veterans with opportunities to network with other industry professionals, AMPP members, and/or potential employers, including but not limited to attending AMPP Chapter meetings, AMPP conferences and events, and field site visits.
  • Communicating regularly with veteran to monitor progress during and after program participation and providing periodic updates on veteran’s progress to EMERG staff.

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Join the AMPP U.S. Military, Government Civilian & Veterans Community of Interest

An AMPP Community of Interest (COI) is a group of individuals with a common shared interest, either technical or social. The U.S. Military, Government Civilian & Veterans COI is a platform for active-duty members and veterans of the U.S. military, as well as government civilians, to connect with peers who are active in the coatings and corrosion industry. This is a space for members with similar backgrounds, who are new to the industry and would best relate to you all to be successful in their line of work. There will be open-ended discussion threads, Q&A opportunities, and a space to share upcoming events that may appeal to members of this community. We hope that you can take time to connect with peers on this platform, consider mentoring others and invite anyone who you think will find value here. Thank you all for your service to our country, past and present, and for continuing to support our industry with your expertise.