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Student Paper Awards

STUDENT PAPER AWARDS

Outstanding Papers Contributed to a Meeting of SNAME or One of the Sections
 
Graduate Paper Honor Prize
Karola

Aaro Karola  |  Aalto University
         for his paper "Nonlinear Effects in Wave Loads Analysis for a Mega Cruise Liner"
      

 

Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize

Benjamin S. Hunt and Alexander Koziol IV  |  Webb Institute
for their paper "Developing an Optimization and Design Tool for Marine Electrical Systems"

 

Undergraduate Paper Award

Maxwell Buchanan, ENS USCG, Mary Kate Decker, ENS USCG, Richard O’Leary, ENS USCG, and Megan Wadleigh, ENS USCG  
United States Coast Guard Academy

for their paper "Small Icebreaker Design: The SIB-70X"

 

  • About The Student Paper Awards
  • Award Recipients

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 the sections. There are 4 Student Paper Awards:

  • Graduate Honor Prize - $500.00 Cash Prize
  • Graduate Paper Award - $300.00 Cash Prize
  • Undergraduate Paper Honor Prize - $500.00 Cash Prize
  • Undergraduate Paper Award - $300.00 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 the sections. 

By action of the Executive Committee in 1956 and as amended by Council in 1971 , the following regulations pertain to the Student Paper Awards:

a. Student Paper Honor Prizes and Student Paper Awards are awarded for the preparation and presentation of papers of outstanding merit and originality at the student level contributed to a meeting of SNAME or one of the sections. 

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 $500.00 for the paper. The Paper Awards shall consist of a suitable citation and a cash award of $300.00 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 and presented 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 and presented 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 student's 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 student's 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 sections. Nominations shall be accompanied by biographical data establishing the author's 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: 27 June