Robert N. Herbert Undergraduate Scholarships
A senior at University of British Columbia, Oleksiy Serdyuk is currently studying Mechanical Engineering with course concentration in thermofluids and naval architecture.As a part of his graduation project, Oleksiy is going to do a concept design of an oil spill response vessel, which should be a great experience and another step toward a naval architecture career.
Recently, Oleksiy completed an 8 month internship at Robert Allan Ltd. as a Trainee Naval Architect/Engineer. There, he enjoyed the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals about the design process and industry standards.
As his section’s chair, Oleksiy hopes to give back and promote naval architecture and marine engineering to other fellow students at his university. After he graduates, Oleksiy plans to work and gain more exposure and experience in the marine field.
A student majoring in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan, Rob Emmitt is set to graduate in May of 2016. Last year, Rob was the Business Manager of Human Powered Submarine Team for a competition in Gosport, England. He currently serves as the Student Chair of his universities SNAME section.
Rob interned the past two summers with reputable employers in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering field. In 2014, Rob interned with Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates as a Junior Naval Architect and in 2015 he worked in the structural department of Exmar Offshore Company. He considers both of these internships incredibly influential in his development as an Engineer. He also recognizes the role that SNAME plays in his professional advancement.
At the University of Michigan, Rob has been a part of a research team working in the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratory on Central Campus. The team is investigating the effects of prescribed surface roughness and on boundary layer development.
After graduation in May, Rob plans to intern again before beginning his studies for a Master’s degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.