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The Quarterdeck Society

SNAME Student Section at the University of Michigan.

Welcome to the Quarterdeck microsite!

The Quarterdeck Society is the student section of the Society of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineers (SNAME) at the University of Michigan. Our goal is to provide NAME students the opportunities to advance themselves professionally, gain a better awareness of our industry, build a valuable network of fellow students and industry professionals, give back to the community, and have fun! 

Our officers organize events and programs throughout the school year such as corporate presentations, industry-related field trips, attendance at the Great Lakes/Great Rivers SNAME Section Meetings and the SNAME Annual Meeting, volunteer opportunities, and social events. Learn more about our professional, volunteering, and social events on our Events page. If you are interested in contacting us, please email nameqd-23@umich.edu or check out our Contact Us page.

Both undergraduate and graduate students are welcome! To learn how to join Quarterdeck, review its benefits, and track your points, please visit our Membership page.

Scroll down to learn more about SNAME, our parent section, the Student Steering Committee, and the Young Professionals section.

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Upcoming Quarterdeck Events

Students, please check the Google Calendar or emails for the most up-to-date list of events. If you believe you should have access to both, and currently don't, please reach out to our Commodore.

September 20, 2023: Interlake Steamship
September 27 - October 1: SNAME Maritime Convention 2023
October 5, 2023: NAVSEA Code 70
October 10, 2023: SUPSHIP Bath
October 25, 2023: RCCL
October 26, 2023: Paisan Atsavapranee from Carderock



Upcoming GL/GR Events

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What is SNAME?

SNAME is an internationally recognized non-profit, professional society of individual members serving the maritime and offshore industries and their suppliers. For many, SNAME has been absolutely essential to career development and success in the industry. With more than 6,000 members around the world in 85 countries, SNAME is THE International Community for Maritime and Ocean Professionals!

Check out our National Events page to see what upcoming SNAME activities there are.

About Great Lakes/Great Rivers (GL/GR)

The Great Lakes and Great Rivers section is a regional section of SNAME that includes the states of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Iowa, Missouri, Arkansas, Kentucky, Kansas, Tennessee, West Virginia,  and the portion of New York which borders the Great Lakes, and the portion of Pennsylvania which borders the Great Lakes and Ohio River. The Great Lakes/Great Rivers section is the parent section to the University of Michigan student section.

About Student Steering Committee (SSC)

The Student Steering Committee is a standing committee of student representatives that represents undergraduate and graduate students within SNAME. They keep students updated on SNAME news, and help and support the development of all student sections. The SSC also organizes new student programs and services to enhance student membership to ensure that the industry continues to grow.

About Young Professionals (YP)

For those in the marine industry who have recently graduated and understand the value of a SNAME membership in their developing careers, SNAME's Young Professionals facilitates opportunities to connect with peers in both technical and social events and provides access to other career resources. This initiative is the transition step from student to associate members.




For more information regarding the University of Michigan's Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, please click the link below. Go Blue!

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