Education

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.

To make a donation to MTS scholarships, click here

 

MTS is partnering 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.   

Please submit your crafted questions by Wednesday, July 1, 2015.

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

http://nosb.org/community/volunteers/question-writers/

http://nosb.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Guidelines-to-Writing-Buzzer-Questions-for-the-NOSB.pdf

http://nosb.org/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/Guidelines-to-Writing-TCQs-for-the-NOSB.pdf

And of course if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me directly:(lieslhotaling@yahoo.com)

Or Kristen Yarincik, Director of the National Ocean Sciences Bowl: (kyarincik@oceanleadership.org)

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.

 


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