Our team at the 2014 SMC in Houston, TX.

Andrew Euikyun Ko, CHAIRMAN 


Andrew Ko is a junior at Webb Institute, studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Having served as Webb’s SNAME Student Section as Chair and Co-Chair since his Freshman year, he is grateful for this opportunity to serve SNAME as the Student Steering Committee Chair. 


SNAME Section:  NewYork Metropolitan

Location: Philadelphia, PA

Education: Webb Institute

BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Expected in 2016

"I look forward to listening to each Student Section’s ideas, concerns, and questions to continuously serve their interests, and look forward to supporting the Student Section’s needs."

Renee Wiwel, VICE CHAIRWOMAN    

Renee Wiwel is a senior studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan.  In addition to previously serving as Michigan’s SNAME student section chair, she has served as the secretary of Michigan’s Epeians Leadership Society and will serve as co-service chair this upcoming semester. Renee also remains an active member of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) and served as a program board member for the Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) residential program. In the summer of 2013, she interned and participated in research at the Naval Surface Warfare Center-Carderock Division located just outside Washington, DC while this past summer she interned with ExxonMobil Corporation in Houston, TX; she will be returning to ExxonMobil for another internship in the summer of 2015. She plans on continuing her studies in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering by attending graduate school in the Fall of 2015.

"I am honored to hold this position and also very excited to work alongside my fellow board members for the upcoming year!" 


Eric Helder is a senior at the University of Michigan studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. In addition to being last year's Treasurer for the Michigan SNAME Student Section, he is also a member of the Student Advisory Board to the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan. He is also planning on continuing his education and obtaining a Master's degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan. Last summer, he was an intern at Bay Engineering Inc., a full-service Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm in Sturgeon Bay, WI. He is currently the vice-president of the Wolverine Chapter of the Antique Outboard Motor Club, Inc. and was previously president for two years. His hobbies included classic boat and marine engine repair/restoration, maritime history (specifically on the Great Lakes), and anything automotive. 

"I look forward to continuing the tradition of excellence in connecting students with the Society and industry and am honored to serve the students of SNAME."

George Rossopoulos, ELECTRONIC MEDIA CHAIR  

George Rossopoulos is now entering his fourth year of studies in National Technical University of Athens. He has been an active member in SNAME NTUA since 2012 and was elected as chairman of SNAME NTUA student section for 2014-2015. Currently he is serving as Electronic Media chair of the Student Steering Committee of SNAME.  Apart from his passion for Marine Engineering he is also interested in Youth entrepreneurship, innovation  and Digital evolution.  After participating and winning with his team  in the program "Student Mini-Company of 2011" organized by Junior Achievement (JA-YE) in Greece he was actively involved in the foundation and  running of the JA Alumni Greece network. In 2013, he participated as an ambassador of Get Busy.gr, one of Microsoft's YouthSpark activities to the "Get_Online_Week" in 2014 he was a speaker at the e-Skills conference, which was the main and final event of the European "Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs" campaign in Athens. Last but not least he got the chance to participate in the Leaders for a Day 2013 program of JA Europe and spend a day in Microsoft's Headquarters in Brussels shadowing Mrs. Afke Schaart, Senior Director for EU Institutional Relations in Microsoft and Sylvie Laffarge, Director of EU Institutional Relations & Citizenship in Microsoft.

"A worldwide society as SNAME deserves to have a special presence online! Our goal for this year it to make all students hear the voice of SNAME!"


As a senior at Virginia Tech, I am currently studying both Ocean and Aerospace Engineering.  Since joining my school’s SNAME chapter, I have concentrated primarily on my Naval Architecture related studies.  I have thoroughly enjoyed serving as my sections representative to Virginia Tech’s Student Engineer’s Council. 

Last summer, I had the wonderful opportunity of partaking in an internship with Military Sealift Command.  This past winter, I participated in an internship as a Naval Architect with The Columbia Group in Washington D.C. 

"This upcoming year, I hope to help my university’s SNAME chapter continue to grow while also serving as the Communications Chair for the Student Steering Committee."


Barr Turner is originally from Neptune, New Jersey and is currently a sophomore studying Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Webb Institute in Glen Cove, New York. Barr has been a SNAME member since 2012 and was elected Vice Chair of the Webb Institute Student Section in 2014. He also serves as the president of his college class and chairman of Webb Institute's leadership committee.  As part of his education at Webb, Barr has completed an internship at Foss shipyard in Seattle and spent two months as a cadet aboard the Matson Manoa, a containership traveling between Oakland, Seattle, and Honolulu. He hopes to work on the West Coast after graduation. Barr was recently appointed to the Student Steering Committee as the Resource Management Chair and is excited to work with the other members of the SSC.

"My goals for the year include fostering more student involvement in SNAME T&R activities and keeping all student members up to date on opportunities to submit papers for SNAME conferences and events."