Outstanding Contributions to Education in Naval Architecture, Marine or Ocean Engineering
Bruce H. Adee
University of Washington
"I was born in Brooklyn and grew up in the Long Island area of New York. While in high school I decided I was interested in becoming a naval architect. Not being certain of this choice, I sought the advice of Mathew Forest and following that meeting decided to seek a broader educational goal. I attended Princeton University graduating with honors. In the summers I worked at M. Rosenblatt & Son. The lure of naval architecture led me to seek graduate study at the University of California, Berkeley where I obtained Masters and PhD Degrees. It was a privilege to work under the direction of Professors Wehausen, Schade and Paulling. While studying at Berkeley I was fortunate to win the Graduate Paper Honor Prize for a paper presented in San Francisco. As I was completing my studies at Berkeley a job became available at The University of Washington. I spent the next 42 years as a professor in the Mechanical Engineering Department. My research included ship resistance, ship dynamics and fishing vessel safety. My SNAME activities have included holding most of the offices at the local section including chair and national vice president. I am a 50-year member and Fellow of the Society. I have been married as long as being a SNAME member and have 2 grown sons."