Francis T. Bowles Medal

 2018 Francis T. Bowles Medalist for Notable Early Career Achievement by a Young Maritime or Ocean Professional

 Katherine L. Beaumont (General Dynamics Bath Iron Works)

Katherine L Beaumont

Katherine Beaumont holds a BS in Civil (Structural) Engineering and a MS in Mechanical Engineering, both from the University of Maine in Orono. 
Katherine has spent the last 11 years at General Dynamics Bath Iron Works as a structural engineer in the Noise, Shock, and Vibration group.  A significant portion of her work has focused on structural analysis of large equipment foundations and primary ship structure under survivability loads.  She has spent the last two years identifying and analyzing potential efficiency gains in ship construction as a part of Accuracy Control.

Katherine has been a member of SNAME since 2008, and is very grateful for the early leadership experience it has provided.  She was an early member of the Young Professionals Committee, and has served in various local positions including chair of the New England Section.  She is currently serving as a member of the SMC Planning Committee and the Strategic Planning Committee, and as the Junior Regional Vice President (JRVP) for the Atlantic North region.


Previous Recipients:
2017 Matthew Unger