June 2015

Spotlight: Council Retreat
The SSC and Student Section Representatives

2015 Council Retreat:

Recently, leaders of SNAME student sections from around the world met in Alexandria to discuss the upcoming year with the SNAME leadership.  Not only did the newly elected Student Section leaders get the opportunity to meet and interact with the SSC, the Council, Executive Committee, and the SNAME HQ Staff, but the entire council was able to discuss issues including leadership, communication, and SNAME's impact on its members.  Some of the highlights included professional development sessions led by Dan Lumpkin, a tour of the Naval Surface Warfare Center in Carderock, MD, and a panel featuring Andrew Ko focusing on how SNAME fits into the maritime industry, and the Student Design Competition, a mock trial of the SDC coming up at the World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC) 2015 this November in Providence.

The opportunity for the student leadership to meet face to face was the most important aspect of the conference.  The SSC hopes to use the feedback from the student section leaders to continue to improve the student experience in the coming year and beyond.  
For More Information on the Student Steering Committee  
Employment Opportunities
Look for Opportunities Through the Career Center
The SNAME Career Center was constructed to help connect members with new employment opportunities.  Students looking for full-time, part-time, or internship opportunities can use this center to assist in their job search.
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Upcoming Events: World Maritime Technology Conference 2015


SNAME will host the 5th World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC) on November 3-7 at the Rhode Island Convention Center (RICC) in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. 


The WMTC is held once every three years under the auspices of the World Maritime Technology Congress. Comprised of 21 member societies representing 17 countries, it brings together the world's Maritime Technical Associations, whose members are involved in Specification, Design, Construction, Operation and Maintenance of all things Marine World-Wide. With innovative paper presentation and teaching throughout the venue, from class settings to innovation sessions, demonstrations and exhibit hall, this event is sure to draw a valuable audience and attendees. 


The SNAME Maritime Convention, SNAME's annual meeting & expo is being held in conjunction with the triennial WMTC.


Please see the WMTC website at: www.sname.org/2015WMTC.  More information can be found about:

Once again, Student members will only pay $100, which includes three days of the technical program, the welcome Reception, Expo Hall Box Lunches on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, Expo Hall and Coffee Breaks on Wednesday thru Friday, and the Annual Banquet, courtesy of Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC.  Student non-members pay $135, which also includes a year membership with SNAME. 


For more information, please contact Alana Anderson at aanderson@sname.org or directly at  +1 703-997-6705.

WMTC: Volunteer Opportunities

There are many opportunities to volunteer and assist with making this event a great success. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-registration - Help put together the bags for attendees
  • Registration - Assist with checking in pre-registered attendees and walk-ins attendees. Distribute tote bags, lanyards, ribbons, and other giveaway items.
  • Assistant Moderators for the Technical Program
  • Collect tickets at the Welcome Reception, Expo Hall Box Lunches, Topical Breakfasts, Topical Lunches, Annual Banquet, and Awards Luncheon
  • Assist at the SNAME Booth
  • Technical Program Desk: Assist Authors, Presenters, Moderators, and answer technical program questions

If interested in volunteering or for more information, please contact: Carole Herzog (cherzog@sname.org) or see the WMTC website: click here for more information.

Upcoming Events: FAST 2015

Since their inception in Trondheim, Norway, in 1991 the bi-annual FAST conferences have been the world's leading technical conferences addressing fast sea transportation issues.

FAST 2015, the 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, will be held at FHI 360 Conference Center in Du Point Circle, Washington DC, USA the nation's capital.  The event will be on September 1-4, 2015.

The aim of the Conference is promoting the world-wide cooperation among scientists, engineers and operators who are concerned with all the aspects of the high-speed maritime industry. The FAST Conference program for 2015 will focus on high-quality papers and invited Keynote Lecturers. A thorough review process, of both abstracts and full manuscripts, will be used to select papers whose originality, relevance, timeliness, and significance meet the standards FAST attendees have come to expect. The conference will be conducted in the English language.


Please see the FAST website at: www.sname.org/FAST2015. On the website, you can find the following:

For more information, please contact Alana Anderson at aanderson@sname.org or directly at +1 703-997-6705.

Use LinkedIn to Connect with SNAME
Don't Play Hard to Get with Maritime Industry Professionals

"Since returning from the SNAME Council Retreat this past weekend, I have been seeking to connect with my new friends on LinkedIn, my primary tool for keeping in touch with colleagues.  To my dismay, and surprise, I find many, if not most, of the students are not on LinkedIn."

Lars Ronning, 
Principal Engineer at Statoil
SNAME Functional Vice President, Knowledge Management


As student members of SNAME, you have the opportunity to connect with the leaders of the maritime industry. SNAME membership can be your foot in the door to a conversation that will have a major impact  on your career and life. In order to best take advantage of this opportunity, make sure that you have a presence across the various communication tools that are used by others in the industry.

Here are a few things that you can do to create more exposure for yourself:

Developing relationships is a key to taking that eventual step from student to professional. Take advantage of your status as a member of SNAME to create and develop these relationships. We are confident that you will be rewarded for your efforts. 

Purchase SNAME T-Shirts
SNAME T-Shirts

For more information contact Carole Herzog (+1 703.997.6708cherzog@sname.org).  T-Shirts are $8 for students. 
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the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 
6,000 individuals throughout the world. Membership is open to all interested applicants.

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