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Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers
The USCGA Student Chapter of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) consists of cadets enrolled in the Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering major as well as interested cadets from other majors. SNAME is dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering; encouraging the exchange and recording of information; sponsoring applied research; offering career guidance; supporting education and enhancing the professional status and integrity of its membership.

The student chapter serves as a link between the academic rigor of the Academy and real world engineering advancement. As members of the chapter, cadets have had the opportunity to attend professional engineering conferences including the 2007 SNAME Maritime Technology Conference held in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, as well as local SNAME meetings including those held in Jamestown, Rhode Island. The section has visited the Rolls Royce propeller production facility in Walpole, Massachusetts, to experience the scale of production and engineering involved with propeller manufacturing. Further, the group hosts guest speakers, most recently Mr. Peter Noble of Conoco Philips Inc, who presented an arctic tanker design and construction topic in November. The Chapter is also involved in monthly engineering ethics lectures, for cadets involved in engineering majors at the Academy. 

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME)is dedicated to advancing the art, science and practice of naval architecture, shipbuilding and marine engineering. Its scope includes all aspects of research, production, maintenance and operation of ships, submersibles, yachts, boats, offshore and ocean bottom structures, hydrofoils & surface effect ships. SNAME was founded in 1893 and has over 10,000 members in the US, Canada and overseas.

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