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Student Paper Awards

STUDENT PAPER AWARDS

Outstanding Papers Contributed to a Meeting of SNAME or one of its Sections
 
Graduate Paper Honor Prize

Rebecca Thistle and Brian Veitch  |  Memorial University of Newfoundland
for their paper "An Evidence-Based Method of Training to Targeted Levels of Performance"

 

Graduate Paper Award

From left to right: M. Javad Javaherian, Christine Gilbert, and Zhongshu Ren  |  Virginia Tech
for their paper "Flow Visualization, Hydrodynamics, and Structural Response of a Flexible Wedge in Water Entry Experiments"

 

Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize

 

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Kritonas Dionysiou  |  University of Strathclyde
         for his paper "Analysis of Safety Implications for The Power Plant Auxiliary Systems of Cruise Ships"
      

 

Undergraduate Paper Award

 

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Jessica M. Puodziunas and J. Ryan Somero  | Viriginia Tech 
for their paper "Predicting Ship Maneuvering through Machine Learning"

 

  • About The Student Paper Awards
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About The Student Paper Awards

The Student Paper Awards are awarded annually for papers presented by students at a meeting of SNAME or one of its Sections. There are 4 Student Paper Awards:

  • Graduate Honor Prize - $500 Cash Prize
  • Graduate Paper Award - $300 Cash Prize
  • Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - $500 Cash Prize
  • Undergraduate Paper Award - $300 Cash Prize 

The Student Paper Awards, first created in 1944 as the Junior Paper Award, were changed to the Student Paper Awards in 1950. The prizes may be awarded annually but not more often for outstanding papers contributed to a meeting of SNAME or one of its Sections. 

Following the recent cancellation and/or postponement of all in-person SNAME meetings and events for the foreseeable future based on CDC guidelines, the following regulations govern: 

a. Student Paper Honor Prizes and Student Paper Awards are awarded for the preparation of papers of outstanding merit and originality at the student level. 

b. The awards are designated as:

  • Graduate Paper Honor Prize
  • Graduate Paper Award
  • Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize
  • Undergraduate Paper Award 


c. The Paper Honor Prizes shall consist of a suitable citation and a cash prize of $500 for the paper. The Paper Awards shall consist of a suitable citation and a cash award of $300 for the paper. 

d. In judging papers, the two categories, Graduate and Undergraduate, will be separately recognized and evaluated. 

e. To be eligible for the Graduate Honor Prize or Award, a paper must have been prepared by a student or students while registered in a recognized engineering school following a program leading to an advanced degree, or other program approved by his/her institution, except as provided in item (g). His/her rate of academic progress must be considered by his/her institution as at least one-third that of a full-time student. 

f. To be eligible for the Undergraduate Honor Prize or Award, a paper must have been prepared by a student or students while registered in a recognized engineering school following a program leading to his/her first B.S. degree or equivalent, except as provided in item (g). His/her rate of academic progress must be considered by his/her institution as at least one-third that of a full-time student.

g. The prizes and awards may be made for a paper based on a students thesis, provided the final manuscript has been accepted by the Papers Committee of SNAME or by one of the Sections not more than six months after the thesis report has been accepted by the students institution, and provided there has been no prior publication or presentation except as may be required by his/her institution. 

h. The Honor Prizes and Awards shall be made by the Council upon recommendation of the Awards Committee based only on nominations by the Papers Committee of SNAME, Marine Technology Committee or by one of the Section Nominations shall be accompanied by biographical data establishing the authors eligibility. 

i. The maximum funds available in each year shall be established in advance by the Executive Committee. The number of Honor Prizes or Awards each year shall be at the discretion of the Awards Committee up to the amount of funds available. 

 
Nominate a Student Paper
Deadline: 15 June