The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) and the Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division of the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) join forces to host the 2002 International Offshore Student Design Competition (ISODC-2002). The competition promotes interest and awareness for career opportunities in the Offshore Industry and aims at developing an appreciation for the offshore design process, encouraging interdisciplinary teamwork and collaborative effort.
The cutoff date for registration is February 28 with the design submissions due June 28. Students work in teams of up to six individuals plus a faculty sponsor. Industry participates through a mentorship program where students can email company representatives with problems or questions. "The really exciting part of this competition is introducing students to the interesting and challenging engineering opportunities that exist for them in the Offshore Industry," said John Filson, Chairman of the ISODC Steering Committee. "Unlike ship design, nearly every offshore structure is unique and requires innovative and cutting edge design to conquer the many challenges of working offshore." Filson says the competition gives students the chance to see these opportunities firsthand.
To learn more about the competition, review the rules and to enter by web, visit either the ASME OOAE Div web site http://www.ooae.org/ or the SNAME web site.