MTS Student Sections (Chapters)

YOU Can Start an
MTS Student Section

Eight students and a faculty advisor—that's all it takes to start the process of creating an MTS Student Section.  Download and complete petition to get started.  Role of Faculty Advisor? Questions?

Join an MTS Student Section, or Start One of Your Own!

Student members receive all the same benefits as professional members, as well as:  

  • Access to MTS Student Sections in leading universities, each of which receives $500 a year to spend on student activities;
  • Scholarships exclusively for MTS Student members;
  • Online mentoring through the MTS Marine Industry Mentoring Program;
  • Internship placement opportunities through the MTS Internship Program;
  • The peer-reviewed MTS Journal, which publishes student-authored papers;
  • Large discounts on registration to MTS-sponsored conferences and workshops;
  • Free Career Services on the web, with resume posting and job listings, and;
  • Opportunities to network with and learn from professionals in your field by joining technical interest groups.

Become an MTS Student Member

MTS has Student Sections at many colleges and universities that have substantial programs of study in the marine sciences or technology (See below for list of Student Sections). Student Sections are encouraged to produce newsletters and/or website and to participate in and attend meetings of the MTS Professional Sections and MTS conferences.

MTS Student Sections Toolbox

MTS Student Section Quarterly Report - Reports are 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 

Alpena Community College

Arizona State University

Brigham Young University


The College of William and Mary
Dalhousie University

Duke University


Florida Atlantic University


Florida Institute of Technology


Long Beach City College


Massachusetts Institute of Technology


National Institute of Technology Tiruchirappalli


North Carolina State University


Oregon State University


Rutgers University

SRM University


Stockton University


Texas A&M University at College Station

Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi

Texas A&M University at Galveston


United States Naval Academy


University of Florida


University of Hawaii


University of Houston


University of Puerto Rico Mayaguez Campus

The University of South Carolina


University of Southern Mississippi

University of Washington

Webb Institute

Student Activities

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:

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!

  1. Sign in with your MTS member ID and password.
  2. Select "My Profile" from the orange band.
  3. Select "Membership Info" to join an MTS Section.
  4. 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.

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