MTS Student Programs  

Each year MTS offers significant scholarships to college graduate, college undergraduate and senior highschool students accepted into full-time marine-related programs with focus in marine technology, marine engineering and/or marine science.

MTS plays an active role in helping students get involved in marine technology at a young age. Through the Ocean Explorers (for students from grades 6-12), MTS scholarships and internships, travelships, and information about student competitions around the world, MTS works to present and highlight opportunities for students interested in a career in marine industries.

MTS also provides opportunities for students at institutions of higher learning to network with each other and with professional members through its many Student Sections, each of which is guided by a faculty councilor.

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Summer 2019 Marine Technology Camps

The Marine Technology Society (MTS) is pleased to partner with Northwestern Michigan College and Rutgers University to offer camp experiences for undergraduate and high school students.

These are exciting opportunities for students with little to no experience using marine technologies. The Marine Technology Camps offer students a chance to learn about several technologies and to deploy equipment to gather data applied to various investigations. 

Northwestern Michigan College Undergraduate Camp - May 20 -24: Please join us for a week-long, hands-on experience using several marine technologies. Participants will log time on research vessels, collect data using ROVs, sonar, sensors and buoys and learn about the multiple applications of these technologies.

Rutgers University Undergraduate Camp -  June 10-14: Please join us for a week-long, hands-on experience using underwater glider technologies. Participants will be introduced to the underwater robots while gaining hands on experience prepping, ballasting, deploying and piloting.

MTS Partners with the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB)

In an effort to raise the profile of marine technology, MTS is partnering with the National Ocean Sciences Bowl (NOSB) program to submit technology focused questions for their competition.  

If you are not familiar with the program, the NOSB is an annual competition open to high school students in the U.S. In a quiz show format (complete with buzzers), students are challenged to test their knowledge of all things marine. Students participate in regional competitions vying for a spot in the national competition. Approximately 2,000 students compete annually.

The pool of questions for the NOSB competition has lacked robust marine technology related questions. MTS and NOSB would like to change this situation and ask MTS members to volunteer their technical knowledge and tap their inner Alex Trebek to create a new set of engaging questions.   

If you are interested in contributing questions, please review the following information for guidance:

And of course if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly:(

Or Kristen Yarincik, Director of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl: (

If you are located in the D.C. region, please also consider participating in the question panel review. The process takes place in the autumn at the NOSB office in Washington, D.C.