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
Kritonas Dionysiou | University of Strathclyde
for his paper "Analysis of Safety Implications for The Power Plant Auxiliary Systems of Cruise Ships"
Undergraduate Paper Award
Jessica M. Puodziunas and J. Ryan Somero | Viriginia Tech
for their paper "Predicting Ship Maneuvering through Machine Learning"
About The Student Paper Awards
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.
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - Antonio Gallardo Martínez, Polytechnic University of Cartagena (UPCT) for his paper “Investigation of the Air Lubrication Effect on Ship Friction Resistance” presented at the SNAME Western Europe Section’s 8th Annual Symposium on October 14, 2017.
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - Jacobo Arévalo Fuentes and Rafael D'amore-Domenech, Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Navales- Universidad Politécnica de Madrid for their paper "Towable TLP Solution for Offshore Wind" presented at the SNAME WES 7th Annual Symposium on October 14, 2016.
Graduate Paper Award - Akshay Bhatt, Andrew Cooper, James Harris, and Gabriella Holcombe, University College London for their paper "Amphibious Assault and Aviation Training Ship Class:Landing Helicopter Assault & Training (LHAT)" presented at the SNAME WES 7th Annual Symposium on October 14, 2016.
Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - Dimitris G. Georgiadis and Emmanuel S. Samuelides, National Technical University of Athens for their paper "Conversion of an Oil Tanker into FPSO: Strength and Reliability Assessment" presented to the Greek Section on January 26, 2017.
Undergraduate Paper Award - Daniel Vegel, United States Naval Academy for his paper "An Evaluation of Chinese Naval Shipbuilding with the Analysis of the Process and Capabilities of the Type 022 Missile Boat" presented at the ASNE Flagship and SNAME Chesapeake Joint Meeting on April 20, 2017.
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - Dongchi Yu and Pierre Lecointre, University of California at Berkeley for their paper “Numerical and Experimental Analysis of Wave-Resistance Reduction of Asymmetric Di-Hull Systems by Exploiting Interference Effects” presented to the Northern California Section on March 16, 2016.
Graduate Paper Award - No recommendation
Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - 1/c Kasun Athukorala, 1/c Avery Fanning, and 1/c Matthew Orgill United States Coast Guard Academy for their paper “The Modular Patrol Cutter A solution to the U.S. Coast Guard’s need for a new affordable cutter” presented to the New England Section on April 14, 2016.
Undergraduate Paper Award - MIDN Thomas Wilson, USN, United States Naval Academy for his paper “Improvements to the Resistance and Maneuvering Characteristics of the USNA Concrete Canoe” presented to the Chesapeake Section on April 21, 2016.
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - David Hansch for his paper "The Effect of Shallow Water on Roll Damping and Rolling Period".
Graduate Paper Award - Jocelyn Kluger, Themistoklis P. Sapsis, and Alexander H. Slocum for their paper "Robust Energy Harvesting from Walking Vibrations by means of Nonlinear Cantilever Beams".
Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - ENS Duncan R. Mamer, USN for his paper "Creating an Ultra-Lightweight Canoe".
Undergraduate Paper Award - David Larson for his paper "Dinghy Surge Response to Rolling Maneuver for Aerodynamic Analysis".
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - Lu Wang for his paper "Nonlinear Waves Generated by a Moving Pressure Patch in Arbitrary Water Depth and the Implied Zero-Wave-Resistance (ZWR) Conditions".
Graduate Paper Award - Lt. Jeff White, Lt. Matt Williams, and Lt. Ryan Zachar for their paper "LCS Heavy Lift Tender (AL-1)".
Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - Connor Timmins for his paper "Yaw Stability of a Recreational Stepped Planing Hull".
Undergraduate Paper Award - Michael Caballero, David Carrier, John Hamel, and Lena Ludewig for their paper "Design of a Duel-Fueled, New Panamax Containership".
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - Austin Barnes, John F. Casilio, Michael D. Frederick, Jerica Nolte, and Andrew K. Schwartz for their paper "Conceptual Design of a Floating Offshore Wind Farm for Hawaii".
Graduate Paper Award - Alex B. Knoll, Todd M. Shipman, and Ginny Whisenhunt for their paper "Ocean Engineering Human Powered Submarines: Past, Present and Future".
Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - Clayton K. Callander for his paper "Wake Prediction Behind Planing Hulls".
Undergraduate Paper Award - Catherine M. Walker, Kellen A. Stock, Alexandria M. Fell, and Steven T. Suggs for their paper "Design of an Arctic Offshore Supply Vessel (AOSV), AMMANIQ".
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - Carl K. Bodin, Konstantinos Nestoras, Katherine Gerhard for their paper "CVU: Unmanned Aerial and Surface Vehicle Carrier".
Graduate Paper Award- Christopher Cochet for his paper "Hydrodynamics Performance of a Compound Cylinder Extracting Ocean-Wave Energy".
Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - Duncan C. Brotzman, Bryce A. Ford, Michael G. Freyman, Abel J. Medellin, Arnold Valle, Cynthia Vittone for their paper "Student Design of a Semi-Submersible Floating Production System for the Gulf of Mexico"
Undergraduate Paper Award - C. Graham Tyson for his paper "Feasibility Study for a Symmetrical Hulled Hydrofoil Supported Catamaran".
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - Gregory A. Crawford,Timothy J. Emge, and Evangelos Koutsolelos
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - DimitriosLaskosfor hispaper“Design Methods for Optimum Contra-Rotating Propellers” presented to the New England Section on February 18, 2010.
|Graduate Paper Honor Prize
- David Hanthorn, Eli Sewell and Nadia Tepper, for their paper “LPD-17 Hospital Ship Varient” presented to the New England Section on February 19, 2009.
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - Jonathan D. Elkin for his paper “Hydrodynamic Pecularities of Catamaran-Like Hull Sections” presented to the Northern California Section on February 20, 2008.
Graduate Paper Honor Prize - MICHAEL J. GRIFFIN for his paper “Numerical Prediction of the Forces and Moments on Submerge Bodies Operating Near the Free Surface” presented to the New England Section on January 26, 2000.
Graduate Paper Award - PETER W. GOODING for his paper “Collision with a Crushable Bow” presented to the New England Section on January 26, 2000.
Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - WHITNEY A. CORNFORTH and KATHERINE CROFF for their paper “Development of an Environment–Sensitive Navigation System for the AUV Autolycus” presented to the New England Section on January 26, 2000.
Undergraduate Paper Award - TYSON J. SCOFIELD for his paper “Green Engines Methods for Implementing the New MARPOL 73/78 Regulations” presented to the New England Section on January 26, 2000.