NETSCo, a leading naval architecture and marine engineering firm, would like to congratulate the winners of the 2023 SNAME Student Design Competition as well as all the student who participated in the event. The competition, which was held during the SNAME Maritime Convention (SMC2023) in San Diego, California, saw over college students from around the country creating many interesting engineering designs.
The first place winners of the competition were the Piece O’ Ship team, who impressed judges with their innovative and functional design. The second place winners were the Big Yachty team and the third place winners were the Team Albatros.
First Place Winners
Carianne Sconzo (SUNY); Slate Davis (Michigan); Logan Galindo (Michigan); Jackson Brown (Michigan); Chris DeMartinis (Michigan); Josh Beatty (Michigan); Constantinos Coutomichalos (Stevens Institute); Konstantina Tsortanidou (Univ of West Attica); Marios Chalaris (Univ of West Attica)
Second Place Winners
Jack Soocek, (Suny Maritime); Erwin Hernandez (Cal Maritime); James Gardner (USMMA); Ngoc-nam Tran (The Apprentice School); Jessica Vehorn (The Apprentice School); Cole Swensen (Suny Maritime); Gordon Fream (Michigan); Joseph Burgoyne (Michigan)
Third Place Winners
Kenneth Jones (Suny Maritime); Thomas Baird (Cal Maritime); Connor Brown (Michigan); Joe Serpa (Michigan) Cooper Clark (Michigan); Lucas Mitsch (Michigan)
Organized by the SNAME Student Steering Committee (SSC), and sponsored by NETSCo Naval Architect and Maritime Engineering, the competition was designed to keep students engaged and entertained while solving a maritime design/build challenge using strict guidelines. With less than two hours to design and construct working models, the teams created vessels to compete in timed runs and were also scored based upon several other criteria. The competition provides students with a unique opportunity to put their skills and knowledge to the test, while also gaining experience in a fun, collaborative setting.
NETSCo has been sponsoring the Student Design Competition for 14 years, with the mindset and goal of showcasing students the interesting opportunities available in maritime engineering while exchanging ideas and working together to solve the challenge.
Overall, the 2023 SNAME Student Design Competition was a resounding success, with many talented students showcasing their skills and demonstrating their passion for marine engineering. NETSCo looks forward to continuing to support and promote the next generation of maritime engineers and naval architects through future competitions and initiatives.