Every year the professional organisation that I belong to, The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers hosts an annual meeting which we always try to send as many students to as possible. For the coming year as the chair of the University of New Orleans students section of SNAME I have the task of trying to get funding for students to be able to attend. Due to budget cuts the school does not provide any funding for students. My thought would be to hold a tournament where the entry fees would go to help cover the cost of attending, and hotel expenses. If anyone would be interested in hosting or taking part in something like this please let me know! I would be willing to cover the cost of set up and boat gas out of pocket if I have to, I really want to see as many students be able to attend the meeting as possible.
Matt Welton - Resident boat nerd