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2004 SMTC&E and SPS Registration
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Panel O-38 Meeting in DC
SNAME Papers Approved for CEU's-Instructions and Form
Preprints of 2004 SMTC Papers
Section Pages on SNAME Website Updated
P.E. Update
Ad Hoc Panel # 8-Safety of Passenger Ships-SNAME and the IMO
Fabrication Starts for New USCG Cutters
Search is on for Navy's 1st Sub
Deadline Approaching for Fall 2004 WebCampus Registration
Upcoming Events

2004 SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo
and Ship Production Symposium

There's still time to register for the SMTC&E and SPS. Click here to register online.
Earn CEU's while networking, learning about new products and technologies at the Expo, and enjoying Washington, DC.

If you are planning to attend the SNAME Maritime Technology Expo (and not the Conference), register online and avoid lines at the show entrance. Click here to register, and pick up your badge at the Expo Pre-Reg booth.

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Thank You to Our Sponsors

Thank you to all of the sponsors of the SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo and Ship Production Symposium. Your generosity is appreciated.

To view the list of sponsors and to link to their websites, click here.

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Panel O-38 Meeting in DC

Panel 0-38 on Human Factors and Manning will be holding a meeting on Wednesday, September 29, 2004, 0930 to 1200 hrs in conjunction with the 2004 SMTC&E and SPS at the Hilton Washington in Washington DC in the Chevy Chase Room. The panel has been inactive for a while and all persons interested in joining or continuing on the panel are most heartily encouraged to attend.

The charter or purpose of the panel is to "Promote the consideration of Human Organization Factors (HOF)/Human Systems Integration (HSE) during the design, construction, maintenance, and operation of marine systems and to facilitate information sharing and collaboration to improve safety, system performance and quality of life."

If you would like more information on the meeting, please contact the panel chair, Mr. Rajiv Khandpur at or by phone at 202-267-0494.

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SNAME Papers Approved for CEU's-
Instructions and Form Available

All of the SNAME papers that will be presented at the SMTC in Washington have been approved for continuing education credit for New York State licensed Professional Engineers (and therefore for credit in those other states that have applicable reciprocity agreements with New York State) at the rate of one PDH each. A PE attending the SMTC will therefore be able to earn as many as eleven PDHs by attending technical sessions. Only the SNAME papers have been approved, and not the papers or presentations at the SNAME T&R Sessions, at the Student Paper Sessions, or at the Ship Production Symposium Sessions. PEs who take advantage of this opportunity and want the credit that they earn to be certified and recorded will be required to submit a one-page form for each paper, accompanied by payment of a service fee of $15 per paper for members ($25 for non-members). NOTE: to complete the form, you must supply your P.E. license number - BRING IT WITH YOU!

For Instructions for PEs applying for PDH Credit click here.

For a downloadable one-page Learner's Course Evaluation and Application Form click here.

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Preprints of 2004 SMTC Papers

All of the SNAME papers are posted on the web site at Hard copy preprints will not be provided. Registrants requiring hard copies must print out their own copies prior to the conference. Discussers and reviewers who cannot register for the conference but require copies of the papers will find instructions at the above url.

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Section Pages on SNAME Website Have Been Updated

The Section pages (all 18 of them!) have been updated to reflect the new officers for 2004-2005. Each Section Chair and Web Liaison received an e-mail last week asking that they review their respective pages and advise Connie and Debbie of any changes or corrections.

Most of our Sections now maintain their own websites (linked from the SNAME site) which gives the sections the ability to post their own meeting schedules, meeting minutes, photos, and other activities. We are delighted to see the fresh ideas, new designs, and current info.

Click here to view all the Section pages.
Click here to view the Student Sections page.

If your section does not maintain its own site, please feel free to contact Connie and Debbie - we'll be glad to help you get started! Our goal is to have ALL SECTIONS on-board in 2005.

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P.E. Update

All of you who plan to take the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering P.E. exam on April 15, 2005 should be starting your applications by now. The deadline for filing applications in some states is as early as six (6) months before the exam date. If you are unsure about your state’s deadline, you should go to where you can find contact information for your state board of professional engineering. Then you should plan on taking the Professional Engineer Review Course (PERC) that SNAME will offer from January 10 to March 30, 2005. This course has eleven (11) weekly Units with ten (10) different instructors presenting a broad coverage of the exam specification material, including many questions for you to solve, sharpening your skills and knowledge in progress.

If you want to get a head start on the PERC so you can stretch out your study time, last year’s course is still available to start on, and then you can continue to take the 2005 course, including its latest updates, when it starts. In order to do this, contact Rich Mouk at who can make the necessary arrangements. One SNAME member who travels a lot did this last year with success on the exam and reduced pressure for studying while on business travel.

We have recently received good news from a Texas member who told us that the latest Texas P.E. roster shows there are now 23 NAME PEs. That’s just great! And, in addition, for the past three years, they have had a 100% pass rate for the Texas examinees. That’s even greater!! Congratulations!!!

For those current PEs who have Continuing Professional Competency requirements to meet, The SMTC in Washington D.C. will have 23 accredited SNAME paper presentations to choose from credited at one hour each. We look forward to seeing you all there at the end of the month.

Ad Hoc Panel # 8
(Safety of Passenger Ships)
SNAME and the IMO

The Panel provides input to the IMO! Passenger ship safety, an area of high importance to SNAME and its members, is a high priority agenda item for the technical Sub-Committees (including SLF) of IMO.

Click here to learn more about the Panel's activities.

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Fabrication Starts for New USCG Cutters

A Start-Fabrication Ceremony for the new USCG Maritime Security Cutter, Large (WMSL) will take place at the Northrop Grumman Ship Systems Ingalls Operations in Pascagoula, Miss., on Thursday, September 9. The WMSL will be a 421-foot vessel designed for operation in U.S. ports, coastal waters, and the open ocean. For more information on the USCG Deepwater program click here.

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Search is on for Navy's 1st Sub

Historically obscured by the Confederate Navy's Hunley, the USS Alligator sank under tow in a storm off North Carolina. Its discovery could revise the books.

By Michael Kilian, Washington Bureau

WASHINGTON --Undersea explorers will plunge into the waters off Cape Hatteras and into the depths of long-forgotten history Sunday in hopes of finding the 141-year-old wreckage of the U.S. Navy's first submarine.

Named the Alligator because of its green color and the leglike oars that initially propelled it, the vessel was launched in 1862. It failed in its assigned missions against Confederate targets in Virginia's Hampton Roads area and sank off North Carolina's Outer Banks while under tow in a fierce storm in 1863. Click here for entire article.

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Deadline Approaching for Fall 2004
WebCampus Registration

Dear Colleague,

SNAME has never been in a better positioned to serve your professional needs.

To help you achieve your objectives in advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering, SNAME encourages you to take advantage of quality online education programs from Stevens Institute of Technology. SNAME is happy to continue to offer its members a 10% discount for online "WebCampus" courses at Stevens. Of special interest are programs in Systems Engineering, Atmospheric and Environmental Science, Project Management, and Technology Management.

Registration will be open for the Fall 2004 semester until September 17. Click here to view a complete list of Fall courses.

Detailed course and program descriptions as well as admissions information can be viewed at:

SNAME is proud to offer this benefit to encourage you to enhance your knowledge at Stevens-winner of the Sloan Foundation's award as "Best Online University" in the nation. Online graduate programs offered by Stevens are particularly well-suited for busy engineers and managers with tight schedules. You can attend these "virtual classes" day or night on the Internet. WebCampus courses are conducted by highly respected faculty and cover the same intensive business and technical content as conventional classes.

Contact WebCampus at Stevens to find out how you can get started.

By Phone:

By email:

By Internet:

Robert Zotti
Program Director, Online Learning/CPE
Stevens Institute of Technology
Castle Point on the Hudson
Hoboken, NJ 07030
201-216-5011 (FAX)

Upcoming Events
(Click on logos for details)

2004 PRADS - The Ninth Int'l Symposium on Practical Design of Ships
09/12/04 - 09/17/04
MARITIM Strandhotel
SNAME Maritime Technology Conference & Expo
09/29/04 - 10/01/04
Hilton Washington Hotel
Washington, DC
3rd Annual Short Sea Shipping Conference
10/13/04 - 10/15/04
New York City
3rd International Conference on Collision & Grounding of Ships
10/25/04 - 10/27/04
Izu, Japan
10/25/04 - 10/27/04
Miami Beach, FL
The 4th Conference for New Ship and Marine Technology
10/26/04 - 10/29/04
Shanghai, China
National Conference & Exposition

11/8/04 - 11/12/04
Rio de Janeiro
International Symposium on Ship Operations, Management & Economics
05/12/05 - 05/13/05
Athens, Greece

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