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Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Undergraduate Program News

ODU to Offer Undergraduate Major in Maritime Managment

Old Dominion University will offer a new undergraduate major in maritime and supply chain management in the fall of 2006. The major will be the first of its kind in Virginia, and the second in the country, according to school officials. It will be offered as a bachelor of science in the business administration degree program. Students will have to complete courses in business, accounting, economics, marketing, finance, information technology, management and general education classes. Specialized offerings include international shipping, supply chain and logistics, shipping management and port management, along with other supply chain and logistics course options.

David Williams Awarded Emery Medal

David Williams, CEO of the Noble Corporation, was honored as the Massachusetts Maritime Academy’s “Salute to the Maritime Person of the Year” at the Petroleum Club in Houston. Mr. Williams was awarded the Emery Rice medal, the Academy’s highest award presented for leadership excellence in the maritime field. The event is the Academy’s major scholarship fundraiser, with all proceeds going toward student financial aid. A contingent of almost 40 cadets and staff traveled to Houston Texas to stage the event and present Mr.

Greece and Canada Partner on Maritime Training

Photo: VIMC

The Vancouver International Maritime Centre (VIMC) and the Department of Shipping, Trade and Transport of the University of the Aegean have signed a signed a Bilateral Agreement to develop faculty and student exchange programs as well as marine-related training initiatives between Greece and Canada. The collaboration aims to boost educational and maritime opportunities between both nations while continuing to build on Canadian-Greek relations. The partnership was announced during an event in Athens…

Stevens to Host 2013 Innovation Expo

Photo: Stevens Institute of Technology

Stevens Institute of Technology will host its 2013 Innovation Expo on April 24, 2013, allowing the public a peek at innovative technologies, products and services developed by students and faculty throughout the year, and introducing a new lecture series on business and entrepreneurship. The Stevens Innovation Expo is an annual, one-day, campus-wide event which displays the extensive research and innovation accomplishments of faculty and students. From mobile apps to solar houses to financial software to biomedical products…

SNAME Awards $165,000 in Scholarships

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers is pleased to announce graduate and undergraduate scholarship winners. $165,000 in scholarship awards have been made by the Society for the 2010-11 academic year. Eleven Graduate Scholarships were awarded. Recipients are Stephanie Chin, Seth Cooley, Jonathan Dowsett, Austin French, William Garland, Daniel Givan, David Gross, Matthew Lankowski, Christopher McKesson, Daniel Place, and Douglas Rigterink. 43 undergraduates also received awards. Most notable among these are Ryan Pfeifer of Webb Institute, winner of the Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Undergraduate Scholarship, and Christopher D. Rose from Webb Institute, winner of the Robert N. Herbert Undergraduate Scholarship.

MN 100: Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Massachusetts Maritime Academy is one of nine Massachusetts State Universities. Established in 1891, the academy now offers seven undergraduate and two master’s degrees. Approximately 50-60% of the undergraduates are enrolled in unlimited USCG Merchant Marine License preparatory programs. 1,350 students are members of the Regiment of Cadets residing on campus. The academy operates a training vessel (T.S. Kennedy) used to acquire sea service for the cadets. The academy also has an 87 ton auxiliary training vessel (Ranger) used during the academic semesters for coastal navigation.

Texas A&M Chooses Transas

Texas State Maritime Program (TAMUG) has selected the Buffalo Computer Graphics and Transas Marine USA team for the contract to replace their existing ship simulator. The new simulator complex will consist of a Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 3000 full mission ship simulator system with integrated GMDSS communications simulation capabilities, as well as full integration with the existing BCG PCS100 five-station ARPA/Radar simulator. Using Transas Marine's combination of simulation software, dedicated hardware (real ship controls) and commercial-off-the-shelf components, the simulator will be an ideal tool in the training and certification of United States Maritime Service Cadets.

Maine Maritime Named Top 50 Engineering College

Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) has been listed in the rankings of the nation’s top baccalaureate colleges for the northern region in the 2011 edition of “Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. The college was also ranked among the nation’s top 50 engineering colleges in the category of “Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs.” Based solely on a survey of engineering deans and senior faculty conducted during the spring of 2010, Maine Maritime Academy was ranked 42nd in the undergraduate engineering category. Maine Maritime Academy was ranked for the fourth consecutive year in the section titled, “Best Baccalaureate Colleges (By Region)”.

Texas A&M Picks Transas/BCG for Simulator Replacement Project

Texas State Maritime Program, a component of Texas A&M University at Galveston (TAMUG) has selected the Buffalo Computer Graphics and Transas Marine USA team for the contract to replace their existing ship simulator. The new simulator complex will consist of a Transas Navi-Trainer Professional 3000 full mission ship simulator system with integrated GMDSS communications simulation capabilities, as well as full integration with the existing BCG PCS100 five-station ARPA/Radar simulator. Using Transas Marine's unique combination of simulation software, dedicated hardware (real ship controls) and commercial-off-the-shelf components, the simulator will be an ideal tool in the training and certification of United States Maritime Service Cadets.

INSIGHTS: Maritime Education

Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, USN (Ret.) President of State University of New York Maritime College.

Rear Admiral Wendi B. Carpenter, USN (Ret.) President of State University of New York Maritime College weighs in. Rear Admiral Wendi Carpenter assumed the position President at of SUNY Maritime College less than 6 months ago. Already, however, she is showing the collective maritime world her own unique brand of leadership, in many different ways. As the first woman to serve as SUNY Maritime College President, she also aims to be trailblazer in other, perhaps more significant roles. Follow along as she shares her vision for what a modern maritime academy should be, and why.

MN100: Massachusetts Maritime Academy

(Photo: Massachusetts Maritime Academy)

Massachusetts Maritime Academy offers seven undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees and two graduate Masters of Science programs. The regiment of cadets is comprised of students from around the globe. The academy operates a training vessel used to acquire sea service for the cadets. Two tugs (Alert and Hercules) and a barge support the Mate of Towing program. The Academy has a vast array of simulators used for undergraduate and professional mariner training. The engineering…

Australia Boosts Funds for SADI Program

Australia Govt. crest

Minister for Defence David Johnston has announced the award of more than $10.5 million in grants to more than 120 companies under the most recent round of the Skilling Australia’s Defence Industry (SADI) program. Senator Johnston said the funding would provide more than 1000 individual training opportunities to support Australia’s defence industry in improving the quality and quantity of skills within its workforce. “The Government’s responsibility for national security extends…

SSA Sponsors Maritime Scholarships

Patrick Phoon

The Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) said it has underlined its commitment to investing in the future of the Singapore and global shipping industry by sponsoring S$50,000 through three scholarships during the 2014/2015 academic year. The scholarships will come under the the MaritimeONE Scholarship Program administered by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF) and will be offered to students attending the Singapore Management University (SMU) and Singapore Maritime Academy at the Singapore Polytechnic. Applications for MaritimeONE scholarships will be from April 1-May 31, 2014.

NASSCO Announces Promotions

National Steel and Shipbuilding Company (NASSCO) announced a number of senior management promotions. Janice Grace has been appointed to the new position of Senior Vice President, Operations. production, engineering, materials, master planning, and information systems activities. repair, and engineering. for Scientists and Engineers. Jay Carson has been appointed Vice President of Engineering. architect, marine engineer, and consultant. Architecture, and Systems Engineering. Boston University. Steve Clarey has been appointed Director of Marketing, Business Development and Public Relations. development experience at NASSCO after retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Rear Admiral. his MBA from Harvard Business School. management positions.

Shipbuilding Career Day at Old Dominion

Photo courtesy Old Dominion University

The Shipbuilding Repair and Maritime Career Day Event 2010 was held in the Ted Constant Convocation Center on March 30 in Norfolk, Virginia. About 700 students and 70 teachers from different schools in Hampton Roads area participated in this daylong event. This year the scope of this event was extended to include maritime industry. The event offered an educational and fun-filled environment for middle and high school students to learn about various career options in shipbuilding, repair and maritime industries. The event was held from 8.00am till 3.00pm.

Three New Hires for Port of Los Angeles

The Public Relations & Legislative Affairs division at the Port of Los Angeles has hired three new team members to help extend Port-related community interaction and legislative activity in support of a roster of current and upcoming Port initiatives. Coming to the Port from the Los Angeles City Commission on the Status of Women, Veronica Hendrix has been hired as the Port’s new community-focused Public Information Director. Legislative Director for 15th District Councilwoman Janice Hahn, assumes the Port’s Los Angeles-focus Legislative Representative post. Wilmington resident and community representative Cecilia Moreno also has joined the Port in the newly created position of Community Affairs Advocate.

University Names New Director of Marine Sciences

University of New England appoints Barry A. University of New England appoints Dr Costa-Pierce to the new Henry & Grace Doherty Endowed Chair of Marine Sciences to lead UNE's programs in marine coastal ecosystems and forge strategic partnerships with the coastal innovation economy. In his roles at UNE, Costa-Pierce will lead the university’s marine sciences research and scholarship efforts to develop, student-centered undergraduate and graduate programs in marine coastal ecosystems. He will lead teams across UNE to develop interdisciplinary scholarship and marine research that produces the next generation of coastal leaders who develop new coastal economies…

USMMA MMarE Program Accredited and Highly Ranked

William Sembler, Ph.D., P.E., Professor and Director, MMarE Program.

USMMA Master of Marine Engineering Program Completes its 6th Year. The United States Merchant Marine Academy’s Master of Science in Marine Engineering (MMarE) program is moving ahead and is currently completing its 6th year of operation. In addition, the MMarE program, which is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, was recently ranked 12th in “Student Engagement & Accreditation” in the U.S. News 2012 Top Online Education Program Rankings for Graduate Programs in Engineering.

AVEVA Congratulates University of Newcastle

SNAME Maritime Technology Conference -- The University of Newcastle's School of Marine Sciences & Technology today announces its M.Eng students have won both first and third place in the prestigious 2005 Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers (SNAME) conference. The accolades mark the ninth time the school has placed in the top three since 1995: seven times in first place and once in second. The Stage 4 Group Ship Design Project at the University of Newcastle brings together M.Eng students studying for M.Eng (Hon) Marine Technology in numerous disciplines. The projects were designed with AVEVA's Tribon solutions. The Dr. James A.

CGA Ranks Among Top Colleges in the US

The U.S. Coast Guard Academy continues to be recognized as one of the best institutions for undergraduate education in the nation. According to the U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges 2015 publication rankings, the Academy is listed as No. 1 in the "Regional Colleges North" category. In the "Best in Undergraduate Engineering Programs" category, the institution placed No. 12 in the annual publication known as one of the oldest and best-known rankings of academic institutions. The Academy was included in the “America’s Top Colleges” list by Forbes magazine.

Webb Institute Ranked a Best Value College

Photo courtesy of Webb Institute

Webb Institute, an undergraduate institute specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, ranked number two on Money magazine’s list of Money's Best Colleges, a new approach to ranking colleges that aims to measure educational quality, affordability and career outcomes. Nine months in the making, Money's Best Colleges ranks 665 higher education schools on 17 measures, taking into account the complete cost of a degree rather than a single year. To develop the new rankings…

Keith Michel Installed as President of Webb Institute

Keith Michel: Photo courtesy of the Webb Institute

Retired Chairman of the Board of the Herbert Engineering Group of Companies and Webb Institute alumnus, R. Keith Michel (Webb ’73) was inaugurated as the 15th president of Webb Institutein a private ceremony set on campus. Mr. Michel's inuauguration followed the retirement of RADM Robert C. Olsen, Jr. USCG (Ret.), who filled the role for eight years. “Keith is highly regarded throughout the marine industry and will be an asset to Webb Institute,” said outgoing President Olsen. Chairman of the Board of Trustees, Dr. George Campbell Jr., conducted the presidential inauguration.

Shanghai Jiao Tong University Receives FORAN License

Seated, from left: Alfonso Cebollero (SIS Chief Regional Officer, North Asia) and Dr. Yanping He (SJTU Director of Design & Research Institute of Ship and Ocean Engineering); standing, from left: Xinlin Zhou (SSS Consultant), Songshan Hu (SSS Consultant), Min Wu (SSS Sales Manager), Dr. Guangwu Liu (SIS Country Manager, China), Dr. Long Yu (SJTU Professor) y Dr. Ya Dong Liu (SJTU Professor) during the signing ceremony at the stand of SENER in Marintec 2013.

The signing ceremony of the Academic License Agreement between SENER Ingeniería y Sistemas S.A. (SIS) and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) was held on December 4, in the frame of Marintec 2013 international exhibition held at the Shanghai New International Exhibition Center. By virtue of the agreement, SJTU is granted the license to use the FORAN System for educational purposes, SENER (Shanghai) Systems Co., Ltd. (SSS) is commissioned to provide training and technical assistance services, and in general new ways of collaboration in research, development and innovation projects are opened.

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