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Welcome to the website for the Virginia Tech student section of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).

SNAME is the professional organization serving to advance the art, science, and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering. While most members at Virginia Tech are pursuing a degree in ocean engineering, membership is open to any student currently seeking an engineering degree in a related field.








In The News

World Maritime Technology Conference 2015




SNAME VT had a wonderful time at WMTC 2015!


Congratulations to Dr. Alan Brown on receiving the William H. Webb Medal for "Outstanding Contributions to Education in Naval Architecture, Marine or Ocean Engineering." 


Also congratulations to those who won officer positions in the Student Steering Committee (SSC).

Jared Adams - Vice-Chair

Nick Stinson - Secretary & Treasurer

Nick Price - Electronics Media Chair


We are Hokie Proud!



Plenary Student Webinar on Automation: How Unmanned Marine Vehicles Will Impact Our Future! 

In our maritime industry, interest is gathering pace into development and design of unmanned marine vehicles. However, challenges still lie ahead in control systems, sensor technology, and communication networks as well as operational and social consequences. 

Will we see unmanned fleet of cargo ships and autonomous ferries in the near future? Will oil and gas platforms drill and operate without crew? How will the autonomy technology transform the maritime industry? 

Automation: How Unmanned Marine Vehicles Will Impact Our Future will explore these questions by: 
- Discussing the ‘what’, the ‘how’, and ‘why’ of unmanned marine vessels and the current autonomous technologies that are being applied to real-life maritime operations. 
- Highlight major areas of technological, operational, and social challenges of autonomous marine vehicles. 
- Describe the critical role of automation in the transition to the future of maritime industry. 


This will take place on Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at 10:00am - 11:30am


This webinar is free and open to SNAME Student Members. You can register online here.


Gibbs & Cox Visits VT SNAME

This presentation will be on Flexible Warship Initiatives, a bit about Gibbs & Cox, and current projects they are working on.

When: Thursday October 15th, 2015 at 3:30pm

Where: Randolph Hall Room 320

Gibbs & Cox is an is an independent engineering and design firm specializing in naval architecture, marine engineering, management support, and consulting engineering, i.e. Ocean Engineering.



World Maritime Technology Conference 2015
World Maritime Technology Conference 2015