Scholarship funds offered in marine science contest

The following is the text of a news release from the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA):

(NEW YORK) — The North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) and the American Salvage Association (ASA) are once again collaborating on a science fair aimed at high school and undergraduate students to promote marine science. The winners of each category will be invited to receive their awards at NAMEPA's 10th anniversary Conference and Awards Dinner in New York City on Oct. 26. 

Do you know a student who demonstrated a passion in the marine sciences by participating in a science or engineering fair either individually or in a team of up to three people sometime in 2017? Would that student like to receive scholarship money to further education and research in this exciting field? If so, the student is invited to send a project abstract of 300 words or less and a technical paper describing the project for consideration of special awards to be presented jointly by the education committees of the ASA and NAMEPA.

The project will be evaluated by both associations with one submission. Papers and abstracts will be accepted from May 1 until Sept. Winners will be notified on or before Sept. 30.

Competition will be divided into two groups for prizes: high school (grades 9-12) grades and college/university undergraduate students. To be considered, the project should focus on one of the following broad marine science subject areas: marine environmental care, naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering, meteorology, underwater robotics, air emissions from ships, alternative fuel supplies for ships, oil and chemical spill remediation, offshore well control, diving systems, marine biology, marine ecosystems, marine microorganisms, ship design, ship breaking, recovery of sunken ships, cargo, fuel or pollutants, related marine salvage or marine environmental projects. 
For additional information on the competition and to submit an entry, click here.

By Professional Mariner Staff