SSC News

Electronic Media Competition 2020 Bonus Challenge

Florida Institute of Technology - 2020 Video Presentation - Electronic Media Competition 2nd Place

Electronic Media Competition 2019 Bonus Challenge

Last year, the Electronic Media Competition included a Bonus Challenge: each student section was asked to create a Video that  contains basic information about SNAME in their univesity and demonstrates their activities. Apart from the bonus points, the winners of the competition got the chance to get featured on our microsite and social media. Student sections have really done an amazing job:

1st Place: Florida Institute of Technology

2nd Place: National Technical University of Athens

Transition Form- From Student to Member!

We are announcing to all the current Student Members, and especially to those who are about to Graduate that SNAME HQ created a new form for student members to complete after they've graduated so that they can transition from student membership to associate membership, the link is below:

transitio form
posted 25 April 2019

SMC 2018 Student Program Wrap-up

We hope all students who attended SNAME Maritime Convention 2018 in Providence, RI, had a wonderful and productive time! From the Student Design Competition to the Career Fair, and the Roundtables to the Student Social, your 2018 SSC board sincerely enjoyed planning these events for you. We were thrilled to see the connections you made with fellow students and industry professionals and hope to see you in Tacoma, WA, in 2019 for the next SMC!

We'd like to introduce your newly elected 2019 SSC board. We look forward to seeing what you accomplish in the coming year! 
Chair: Nat Gadelrab
Vice Chair: Omotayo Oladele
Secretary: Emilio Domenech Estarellas
Communications Chair: Cooper Mitchell
Electronic Media Chair: Pavlos Karagiannidis


At SMC, we also announced the winners of this year's Electronic Media Competition for the student sections with outstanding websites. Congratulations to our winners, and thank you for sharing your story!
1st place: NTUA Greek Section
2nd place: Virginia Tech
3rd place: Florida Tech
Best content creation: University of Strathclyde

Also congratulations to all those who won scholarships, the Lisnyk Design Competition, and other well-deserved awards and honors.

Much love from your 2018 SSC board!
Theodore, Jillian, Elettra, Teri, Nat, & James


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Posted 15 November 2018

SSC Officer Elections for 2019

Hello Fellow Students! SMC 2018 is right around the corner which means that the next Student Steering Committee will be elected soon! This is your chance to serve your fellow students through SNAME at the global level. All positions are open through self-nomination. Please find position descriptions in this document, SSC Position Descriptions.

To apply, please fill out this form: 2019 SNAME Student Steering Committee Self Nomination Form

Posted 9 October 2018

SSC Webinar

The SSC recently held a webinar filled with all sorts of information about the SSC, the Student Section Resource Guide, the SMC 2018 Student Program, and more! Check out the gist of it here, and let us know if you have questions. The webinar video can be found in the Student Community message board on SNAME.

Posted 9 October 2018

SNAME T&R Call For Students

The SNAME T&R Ad Hoc Panel AHP-22, Capsize Egress andSurvivability, wants YOUR help! We're looking for innovative students to join us in discussing and designing new ideas for successful egress in a capsizing ship. Imagine being inside a capsizing ship - the walls were not designed for walking on, andgetting to the high end of the ship during an emergency would pose significant challenge. How can ships be designed to make this easier? Students who help create innovative ideas to overcome this challenge will have the opportunity to present their work at SMC 2019! 

Contact: Rick Ashcroft, T&R Committee Chair at, or at +1 (760) 519-7829. 

If you're interested in other ways to get involved with SNAME T&R, also contact Rick Ashcroft. 

Posted 9 October 2018

2018 Student Section Standards Guide

We are pleased to announce that the 2018 Student Section Standards Guide has been published. Updated annually, this guide provides an abundance of information to help your student section have a successful year. From scheduling to officer roles to fundraising and more, both young and veteran student sections can glean new insight or ideas to implement. As always, if you would like or need any assistance, or if you'd like to see something included in a later edition, please do not hesitate to reach out to the current SSC chair, James Coller ( Cheers to a new school year!

Posted 10 September 2018

Worldwide Ferry Safety Association: International Student Design Competition

In an effort to support their goal of reducing ferry fatalities, the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association is holding its Sixth Annual International Student Design Competition for Safe Affordable Ferries. This year's competition will focus on designing a passenger ferry for the Pasig River of Manila, Philippines as a linear urban ferry.

For the past five years, awards of $10,000 annually have been made to student teams, with the top prize each year being $5000. Awardees have been recognized at international maritime conferences and in the media. 

Student teams may register until 15 October 2018, and submissions are due by 15 November 2018. Check out their website,, for more information. For questions please contact Dr. Roberta Weisbrod at

Posted 17 August 2018

Resume Workshop

Resume need a tuneup, or maybe an overhaul, before SMC 2018 and its on-site job fair? Join us for our Resume Workshop! The first 20 people to upload their resumes to the Dropbox link will receive PERSONALIZED, free feedback from industry professionals. You must be a registered SMC 2018 participant to attend the workshop. The Dropbox link will be emailed directly to registrants prior to the webinar.

Register for the webinar here. Register for SMC here.

Posted 9 October 2018