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2018 MTS ROV Committee Scholarships Announced

MTS ROV Committee announced the winners of its 2018 scholarships.  Saul Hughes, Sriram Govindarajan, Khaled Saad, and Matt Glencross each received ROV scholarships.  Saul Hughes received the MTS ROV MATE Center scholarship.

Saul Hughes was awarded $5,000 and attends Carleton University in Ottawa, Canada majoring in Computer Science.  Sriram Govindarajan will receive $4,000 and is studying Civil Engineering at the National Institute of Technology in Tamil Nadu, India.  Khaled Saad received $3,000 and is majoring in Mechatronics and Robotics at the University of Sheffield in the UK.  Matt Glencross, a freshman engineering major at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, NS received $3,000.

Each recipient will be recognized during the Awards presentation at Underwater Intervention ’19 in New Orleans, LA (www.underwaterintervention.com).

Since 1994 the MTS ROV Committee has awarded over $500,000 to deserving students who have an interest in Remotely Operated Vehicles.  Scholarship applications for 2019 must be submitted by April 15, 2019.  Details on how to apply and further information can be found at www.rov.org.

AWARDS DEADLINE EXTENDED

The MTS Awards Nomination window has been extended to June 30, 2018.  Please consider submitting an award nomination.  For more information, please visit the MTS Awards page

Society News

Newly Formed Unmanned Untethered Vehicle Committee

Join us at OCEANS 2018 Charleston for a UUV Organizational Meeting and Town Hall taking place on Wednesday, October 24, 2018 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm.  We will host an organizational meeting for the new UUV Committee from 2:00pm – 2:30pm for those of you who would like to chart the course for this new committee and to select our officers.

Then from 2:30pm – 4:00pm we will host a Town Hall Meeting moderated by Dr. Scott Glenn, Distinguished Professor for the Center of Ocean Observing Leadership at Rutgers University and an MTS Fellow where we will discuss the increasing cost of effectiveness of UUVs and the utilization of these vehicles by the commercial and scientific communities.

For more information on the UUV Town Hall Meeting please click here.

Gulf Coast Section Announces Dates for 2018 Oceans In Action

The Gulf Coast Section of MTS recently announced its 2018 Oceans In Action Workshop which will take place on August 21 - 22 in Gulfport, MS.

If you are interested in exhibiting, sponsoring, or serving as an anchor for the B2B/B2G sessions, Oceans In Action, please contact event Chair Laurie Jugan at +1 228 688 1192 or laurie.jugan@usm.edu. Click here for more information!

For an updated agenda please click here and to register for this event, please click here and we look forward to seeing you in August!

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