The Education Of Engineers For The Ocean Industry Is Subject Of SNAME Meeting

The New England Section of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers met in March at the faculty club of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Following a social hour and dinner, the 100 attending members were greeted by a special guest for the evening, Robert G. Mende, secretary of SNAME.

The three speakers for the evening in turn gave their views on the "Education of Engineers for the Ocean Industry." The speakers were, in order of presentation: Dr. T. Francis Ogilvie, University of Michigan, Dr. Ira Dyer, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Rear Adm. C.N. Payne, USN (ret.), Webb Institute of Naval Architecture.

The papers ranged widely, from addressing the specific needs of the industry, to discussing the philosophy of ocean engineering education. A common emphasis was on the importance of teaching sound engineering fundamentals, in way of preparing the student for the broad range of problems he or she is likely to face in industrial practice.

Representatives of educational institutions from Maine to Connecticut were eager to ply the speakers with questions as well as offer views of their own.

The three papers are bound in a single volume, and are available from the Section editor, Lt. Comdr. James A. Sanial, USCG, Department of Engineering, U.S. Coast Guard Academy, New London, Conn. 06370.

Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 40,  May 15, 1977

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