YOU Can Start an
MTS Student Section (Chapter)!
Ten students and a faculty advisor—that's all it takes to start the process of creating an MTS Student Section (Chapter). Find out more, then download a petition to get started. Role of Faculty Advisor? Questions?
MTS has Student Sections at colleges and universities that have substantial programs of study in the marine sciences or technology. The Student Sections (Chapters) are counseled by someone who is both an MTS member and a member of the faculty of the institution. Student Sections are encouraged to produce a newsletter and/or website and to participate/attend meetings of the professional MTS Sections (Chapters) and MTS conferences.
MTS Student Sections (Chapters) Toolbox
MTS Student Section Quarterly Report Reports are to be due July 1, October 1, and January 15.
MTS Student Section Annual Report Due April 1
MTS Student Sections Operational Guidelines
Current MTS Student Sections (Chapters)
Texas A&M’s student section of MTS/SNAME adopted a mile of beach in Galveston, Texas, through the Texas Land Office’s Adopt-a-Beach Program. On Saturday, September 26th, 2015, a group of members caravanned to Galveston from College Station to participate in the Fall Beach Clean up. Joined with thousands of other volunteers, an average of 500 tons of trash is collected from Texas beaches through this program each year. Information such as the source and type of debris is collected on data cards, and this data has been instrumental in the passage of international treaties and laws aimed at reducing the amount of offshore dumping. After cleaning the beach, the students spent the rest of the day fishing, kayaking, and playing sports on their newly cleaned beach!
For more pictures and information, feel free to visit the section’s Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/tamuMTS.SNAME
Top row: Dylan Sanderson, Ben Torrison, Derek Barlow, Stanley Liu, Jake Schnos, Chase Lucia, Jose Lacal, Kevin Ariyanonthaka, Austin Grieger, Jacob Kinto, Ivan Mieth
Bottom row: Amanda Massingill, Jessica Heath, Elizabeth Wysocki, Sahanna Krishnathasan, Rebecca Harris, Lauren Walrdon, Sydney Santos, Monica Rakhit.
Sahanna Krishnathasan, Lauren Waldron, Jessica Heath, Stanley Liu
Tips for Networking!
Join a Professional Section
and Professional Committees!
- Sign in with your MTS member ID and password.
- Select "My Profile" from the orange band.
- Select "Membership Info" to join an MTS Section.
- Select "Professional Info" (and scroll down) to join MTS Professional Committees (technical interest groups).
Now the Section and Committee Chairs can find YOU!
Sections (chapters) are local communities of engineers, sales people, technicians, educators, and other professionals who are members of MTS. Go to the Section page and look for a section near you to find out about meetings you can attend. (You may have to contact the section chair.) Sections always welcome student members!
Professional Committees are technical interest groups whose members are scattered around the world. The primarily communicate electronically, coming together only at workshops or conferences. It is important to indicate your interest in a committee--or committees--so your contact information appears on the committee roster. That way the chair will keep you in the loop.