May 2015

SSC Student Section Spotlight: 
National Technical University of Athens

Presentation by Mr. Petros  Lalangas, 
Naval Architect, M.Sc., Manager of SNAME European Regional Office (SERO) and Fellow of the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) to the campus of NTUA.

National Technical University of Athens (NTUA):
NTUA aims at training Marine Engineering that can deal with the study, design and construction of boats, marine technology, design engineering facilities and the maritime economy.Graduates acquire Naval-Mechanical Engineering Diploma and registering at the Technical Chamber of Greece (TEE), taking professional license. Graduates are entitled to sign construction studies waterway projects of a certain size and capacity, shipyards and shipbuilding facilities. The Naval Architect-Engineer if you want to deal with studies or Contractors should obtain Scholar & contractor's degree, like all engineers.
SNAME NTUA is one of the largest student sections outside of the U.S. Currently the Student Section consists of about 80 members. Over the past three years, the NTUA SNAME Student Section has seen significant growth, doubling in both membership and participation.  This year, NTUA has already hosted numerous on campus presentations involving industry veterans speaking on innovative topics pertaining to the Naval Architecture sector.  In addition, the section is in the process of planning a visit to either a shipyard to give the students additional experience outside of the classroom.  

This year, the NTUA Student Section for the first time organized a Student and Young Professionals Panel.  Here students can interact with recent NTUA graduates in order to gain insight into different career paths.  This year's event turned out to be a huge success and NTUA plans to organize similar events in the future.

Last but not least, last year NTUA SNAME Student Section managed to partially fund 7 students trip to the 2014 SMC and aim to offer the opportunity for students to attend such an important event this year as well.

SSC Student Spotlight

Bobby Lanoue (2nd from the left) with his senior design group visiting the Montco Offshore L/B Paul.
Bobby Lanoue

A graduating senior at Virginia Tech with an Ocean Engineering Major, Bobby Lanoue has used SNAME as a strong platform to network professionally.  Bobby has spent the last several summers interning with multiple Naval Architecture and Engineering companies.  

Bobby spent the summers of 2012 and 2013 interning at General Dynamics Advanced Information Systems.  Most of his work dealt with cable payout arrays and spent one summer on the assembly team working on a prototype for a variable diameter cable payout system.  Bobby enjoyed the great hands on experience that allowed him to see a product go from design to build phase.  The summer of 2014 Bobby interned in the Naval Architecture Department at Marinette Marine Corporation in Marinette Wisconsin.  This was his first shipyard experience and he got to spend most of his time in the yard and on the ships.  Bobby's main task was the sounding tube survey of LCS 5 and follow.
Bobby recently graduated and is excited to begin his full time employment at General Dynamics NASSCO this summer.  
"My favorite aspect of the Virginia Tech SNAME section is the different companies they bring to the university to talk to us.  It gives us good face time with potential employers and name recognition with various companies. 


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 excellent forum 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 


Please see the WMTC website at: 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 or directly at  +1 703-997-6705.

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 ( 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: On the website, you can find the following:

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

Purchase SNAME T-Shirts
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For more information contact Carole Herzog (+1  T-Shirts are $8 for students. 
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the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. Founded in 1893, the Society comprises over 
6,000 individuals throughout the world. Membership is open to all interested applicants.

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