Dear Student Members and Faculty Advisors,
It is our pleasure to invite you to the 2014 SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC), formerly known as the SNAME Annual Meeting. The 2014 SMC will be held at the Hyatt Regency Houston in Houston, TX on October 20-25. Each year, this event is the pinnacle of many months of hard work, planning, and fundraising on behalf of the Student Sections. The Student Steering Committee has also been hard at work to develop an interesting and fulfilling Student Program.
Attending the Student Program at the SMC is a great opportunity to network with fellow students and industry leaders. This year’s event will kick off with the Student Design Competition sponsored by Netsco. There will be cash prizes for the winning teams and each participant will receive a prized Netsco t-shirt. The Design Competition is a great way to make new friendships and compete in a challenging event. Another great social and networking opportunity will follow that evening is the Young Professionals and Student Social sponsored by Chevron. At this event we will gather for conversation and networking following dinner. The Student and Industry Roundtable Discussions was a huge success last year and will be continued again at the 2014 SMC. This is an event that brings together successful and experienced industry professionals to discuss chosen topics tailored to the interests of the students.
The remainder of the SMC is dedicated to providing students networking, job seeking, learning, and development opportunities. This is accomplished through the Student Job, Scholarship and Graduate School Fair; the YP and Student Social, sponsored by Chevron; the Student Papers Track; as well as the Student Congress and Elections. At the Student Congress and Elections, you will have the opportunity to run for a position on the SSC and the winners of the Student Microsite Competition sponsored by Gibbs & Cox will be announced. The final day of the meeting includes the bi-Annual Student Summit as well as the Student Social in Houston. Both of these final two events are a great opportunity to learn directly from your fellow students.
Thanks to the generous support of Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC, all Students attend the Annual Banquet for free! Other sponsors of the 2014 SMC include the ABS, ShipConstructor, DNV GL, Keppel Offshore & Marine, The Glosten Associates, US Joiner-IMECO, GVA, Robert Allan, Ltd., General Dynamics NASSCO/Bath Iron Works, Alan C. McClure Associates, Aveva, Ship Architects, and Seaspan Shipyards.
For more information regarding the SNAME Maritime Convention and Student Program, visit the 2014 SMC website at www.sname.org/smc. Also, please be sure to take the time to visit the microsites and Facebook pages of the SSC as well as other Student Sections.