NAMEPA resumes marine science competition for students
The American Salvage Association (ASA) and the North American Marine Environment Protection Association (NAMEPA) resume their annual marine science scholarship competition. After a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ASA and NAMEPA are relaunching the annual scholarship program, which is open to all high school and undergraduate students who recently attended a science fair or engineering with a project relevant to marine sciences, individually or in a team of up to three people.
Winners will receive scholarships to further their study and research, as well as the opportunity to present their work, including an invitation to present at NAMEPA’s annual conference on October 28. good environmental practices; raise awareness of the art and science of marine salvage and engineering; and promote careers in the maritime industry and marine sciences.
All eligible students are invited to submit a project summary of 300 words or less and a technical paper describing their work, which will be reviewed by a technical committee of experts in the maritime industry and marine sciences. Papers and abstracts will be accepted from April 1 to September 3, 2021. Winners will be personally notified by September 30, 2021 and will be publicly announced in various marine industry publications and on social media.
The competition is divided into high school and undergraduate cohorts. In each, the first prize is $ 500; the price for the second is $ 250; and the price for the third is $ 100. To be considered, projects must focus on areas related to the sea, such as naval architecture, marine engineering, marine environment, underwater robotics, meteorology, alternative marine fuels or diving systems. A 300-word abstract and a full technical article are required, and original, detailed and in-depth work is preferred. Full details on acceptable subjects and submission conditions are available at https://namepa.net/education/science-awards/.