April 2015

SSC Student Section Spotlight: 
Piri Reis University

SNAME PRU Shipyard Visit (2013)

Piri Reis University:
Piri Reis Maritime University has been established by the support and sponsorship of the whole Turkish Maritime Sector (approx. 7500 companies); namely the Turkish Chamber of Shipping (DTO) through the Turkish Maritime Education Foundation (TUDEV). 
Piri Reis University takes pride in giving their students meaningful hands-on maritime experience.   All members of the faculty have meaningful contacts in the maritime industry.  SNAME-PRU section also has numerousDESIGN teams such as a waterbike team and a solar boat team.  
Courses in Marine Engineering, Maritime Transportation, and Management Engineering are all offered at Piri Reis University.  
The SNAME Student Section of Piri Reis University was established during the 2012-2013 educational year.  SNAME-PRU Section organizes a number of social opportunities for its students such as shipyard visits and other activities.  Students in the SNAME-PRU Section also offers its students the opportunity to participate a Leadership Development Program, which offers underclassmen to gain insight into the administration of the student section.  This program prepares students for future leadership roles.   
SSC Student Spotlight

Isaac Kremers:

Currently a sophomore in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at Webb Institute, Isaac Kremers is excited to use SNAME as a means of jump-starting hisCAREER.  Isaac already has multiple internship experiences under his belt. He has spent two months at Newport News Shipbuilding as an Inside and Outside Machinist assisting with the USS Abraham Lincoln overhaul.  Recently he interned as a Composite Engineer at Composite Builders in Grand Rapids, MI.  Here he was in charge of toolpathDESIGN, operation of the CNC mill, and assisted in composite builds.  
He currently is the leader of Webb's SAILBOT team, a competition, with the objective to design and construct a two meter sailboat capable of navigating several courses.  He began his freshman year as a volunteer, designing the boat's electrical systems, and as a sophomore, his responsibilities evolved into overseeing the whole project.  With the competition just over a monthAWAY, Isaac is optimistic about getting the boat in the water and sailing.  

After graduation, Isaac hopes to continue his education in either the Maritime or Aeronautical field.  Particularly, he has a strong interest in system design and automation.  

" My favorite part about SNAME is the opportunities that it presents. I have the opportunity to learn about new divisions of the industry and network with other professionals and students.


For More Information on the Student Steering Committee 
Upcoming Events: World Maritime Technology Conference 2015


SNAME will host the 5th World Maritime Technology Conference (WMTC) on November 3-7 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island, USA. WMTC15 is held under the auspices of the World Maritime Technology Congress, which comprises the world's most prominent naval architectural and marine engineering professional societies.


Both the marine and offshore industries currently face challenges, and change appears to be a constant. These range from a difficult-to-predict economic climate through an ever more demanding regulatory environment to specific technical challenges. In response naval architects and engineers are developing innovative cost-effective solutions.


WMTC 15 provides an excellentFORUM to present and discuss a wide range of topics associated with the challenges noted above. The professional societies that comprise WMTC are cooperating to bring to you an international technical program that we are sure you will find stimulating, interesting and useful. 


Please see the WMTC website at: www.sname.org/2015WMTC. On the website, you can find the following:

Once again, Student members will only pay $100, which includes three days of the technical program, the welcome Reception, Expo Hall Box Lunches on both Wednesday and Thursday afternoon, Expo Hall and Coffee Breaks, and the Annual Banquet, courtesy of Bruce S. Rosenblatt & Associates, LLC.  Student non-members pay $135, which also includes a year membership with SNAME. 


For more information, please contact Alana Anderson at aanderson@sname.org or directly at  +1 703-997-6705.

WMTC: Student Events



Design Competition


The 2015 WMTC Student Design Competition will test your mettle in naval architecture and engineering in front of experienced industry professionals! Students will be divided up into teams, and the teams must design and create a vessel from sticks and stones to survive various challenges and compete against others. Cash prizes will be awarded to the winning teams and put you on a pedestal above others for the rest of the Conference. Show us what you got!


Job, Graduate School, Scholarship Fair


The 2015 WMTC Job, Graduate School, and Scholarship Fair will provide students with an opportunity to meet representatives of international companies, graduate schools, and scholarship organizations. If you are looking for an opportunity to work with people who share your commitment and interests in the maritime industry, come join us at the job fair to take the first step in building your career!


Student & Industry Roundtable


The 2015 WMTC Student & Industry Roundtable is sure to be the highlight of the 2015 WMTC Student Program!

It will provide students with an opportunity to learn from influential industry leaders in an interactive setting. Testament to WMTC's goal of bringing world's maritime societies together, the focus of the 2015 Roundtable is to have a variety of topics related to big-name engineering projects around the globe. The industry professionals from multiple countries and societies will be willing to impart their experiences and wisdom to all students. Similar to last year, students will have an opportunity to discuss 'soft skills' such as interviewing or, resume building as well as more technical categories. Come take advantage of this learning opportunity!


Microsite Competition


The 2015 WMTC Microsite Competition aims to help all student sections to create and maintain a strong internet presence which is a key factor for our worldwide organization. The SNAME Student Steering Committee wants to help students develop their microsites and have continuous media presence that will showcase the students' community outreach and fun activities. For the continuing maintenance of such microsite, the sections will be rewarded with cash prizes for their continued involvement and excellence.


This year, the Microsite Competition is designed to both inspire and challenge each student section to produce content for their microsites and get student members engaged. Let's build up our community!


Student Papers


The 2015 WMTC Student Papers Track will provide students an opportunity to share their research with the international maritime community. Students selected to present at the conference receive free admission to the event. Papers can include graduate or undergraduate theses and other projects related to the maritime field. Participate by submitting your abstract here to be rewarded for your research, design, or thesis work!


Congress & Elections


The 2015 WMTC Congress & Elections is an opportunity for students to partake in and shape the direction of SNAME. Come and vote for representatives who will propel SNAME and our naval architecture and marine engineering industry further, or run for a leadership position yourself! This year, the SNAME Student Steering Committee looks forward to interacting with as many students at the 2015 WMTC Congress & Elections!


Saturday Social


The 2015 WMTC Saturday Social will allow student attendees of the WMTC to socialize in a fun environment, and the SNAME Student Steering Committee is thinking big this year! By obtaining sponsorships to offset the cost to students, the SSC encourages all students to participate and mingle. Join us to end the conference on an exciting note!

WMTC: Volunteer Oppurtunities

There are many opportunities to volunteer and assist with making this event a great success. Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Pre-registration - Help put together the bags for attendees
  • Registration - Assist with checking in pre-registered attendees and walk-ins attendees. Distribute tote bags, lanyards, ribbons, and other giveaway items.
  • Assistant Moderators for the Technical Program
  • Collect tickets at the Welcome Reception, Expo Hall Box Lunches, Topical Breakfasts, Topical Lunches, Annual Banquet, and Awards Luncheon
  • Assist at the SNAME Booth
  • Technical Program Desk: Assist Authors, Presenters, Moderators, and answer technical program questions

If interested in volunteering or for more information, please contact: Carole Herzog (cherzog@sname.org) or see the WMTC website: click here for more information.

Upcoming Events: FAST 2015

Since their inception in Trondheim, Norway, in 1991 the bi-annual FAST conferences have been the world's leading technical conferences addressing fast sea transportation issues.


FAST 2015, the 13th International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation, will be held at FHI 360 Conference Center in Du Point Circle, Washington DC, USA the nation's capital.  The event will be on September 1-4, 2015.


The aim of the Conference is promoting the world-wide cooperation among scientists, engineers and operators who are concerned with all the aspects of the high-speed maritime industry. The FAST Conference program for 2015 will focus on high-quality papers and invited Keynote Lecturers. A thorough review process, of both abstracts and full manuscripts, will be used to select papers whose originality, relevance, timeliness, and significance meet the standards FAST attendees have come to expect. The conference will be conducted in the English language.


Please see the FAST website at: www.sname.org/FAST2015. On the website, you can find the following:

For more information, please contact Alana Anderson at aanderson@sname.org or directly at +1 703-997-6705.

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For more information contact Carole Herzog (+1 703.997.6708cherzog@sname.org).  T-Shirts are $8 for students. 
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