International Submarine Races 2013 Awards

MarineLink.com
Monday, July 08, 2013
Submarine entrant in 11th series: Photo courtesy of isrsubrace.org

20 teams demonstrated their engineering prowess in week-long human-powered design competition.

Intelligent Decisions (ID), Inc., a  global IT systems integrator, congratulates Virginia Tech HPS and their vessel “Phantom 6” as the winner of the ID Innovation Award at the 12th International Submarine Races (ISR).

The sponsors also recognizes the efforts of the University of Washington: HPS Team and their vessel “Wolverine 2” for their second place Innovation Award and OMER’s vessel “OMER 8” for their third place Innovation Award.

ID has sponsored the races and the Innovation Award since 2011. The ISR, which took place June 24-28th were hosted by the Foundation for Undersea Research and Education, and the NAVSEA Naval Surface Warfare Center’s (NSWC) Carderock Division, to provide an educational opportunity for aspiring young engineers. Each participating team is responsible for the design, construction, and operation of a human-powered submarine.

“Intelligent Decisions is proud to support an event that encourages innovation and creative thinking skills. I would like to congratulate all the participants’ hard work that brought these vessels to fruition.” said Harry Martin, president and CEO of Intelligent Decisions. “The hands-on learning that goes into designing and developing one of these vessels is valuable for young people pursuing careers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields.”

Started in 1989, this year marked the 12th International Submarine Races that are held on a biennial basis. The human-powered vessels are known worldwide for putting the engineering skills learned in the classroom and lab to the test while fostering hands-on creativity, problem solving and teamwork. The races prepare young people to compete in the global technology economy.

This year’s event featured competition by 20 teams and 22 vessels from high schools, colleges, universities, and private groups. The teams wore scuba gear and navigated their submarines along an underwater 100-meter course at the NSWC-Carderock Division’s David Taylor Model Basin Facility, which serves as the U.S. Navy’s test tank for ships and ship systems.
 

Maritime Today


The Maritime Industry's original and most viewed E-News Service

Maritime Reporter July 2016 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Technology

Insights: Kunkel Weighs in on Propulsion Technology

LNG? Methanol as fuel? Hybrid systems? Tier 4? Reducing noise? Cutting emissions without crushing fuel economy? Marine News readers have questions and Bob Kunkel has answers.

A Sea Change in Waterjet Technology

Longtime waterjet propulsion equipment provider NAMJet introduces key advancements for the workboat sector. Back in 2011, when boat builder Birdon went looking

ATB Design Comes of Age

The emerging trend of marrying the design of an articulated tug and barge (ATB) to a particular propulsion system to maximize efficiencies of that system has, of late,

Education/Training

Maersk Training Bullsh on India

Maersk Training, part of the Denmark based A.P. Moller-Maersk, is betting on the Indian training centre, reports the Hindu. India is one of the 10 Centre’s that is making profits.

Safety and Preparation on the Brownwater Radar

Weather Channel Forecasters are predicting a “near-average” hurricane season for 2016, but warn that an average season does not mean businesses and residents shouldn’t prepare for the worst.

KVH's Zika Virus Safety Video for Mariners

KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq: KVHI), announced today that it is offering Videotel’s new safety and training video about the Zika virus free to all mariners worldwide.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Naval Architecture Navigation Port Authority Salvage Ship Simulators Shipbuilding / Vessel Construction Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.0792 sec (13 req/sec)