The work of the Technical & Research Steering Committee is governed by the following provisions of the SNAME Bylaws.
The Technical and Research Steering Committee shall consist of at least twenty‑one members representing all segments of the maritime industry and cooperating academic and governmental agencies. Members shall be appointed for a two‑year term. The Committee shall be responsible for the detailed planning and execution of a Society‑sponsored Technical and Research program. The Committee shall form technical committees and panels to carry out the Technical and Research program. The Committee shall establish research priorities, project anticipated needs in future technology and develop research programs designed to meet future needs. The Committee shall also monitor fund raising in support of all technical and research activities and the fiscal and contractual administration of such funds. The Committee may authorize any of the technical committees mentioned above to be a joint committee with the American Society of Naval Engineers. The Committee shall report to the Council annually.