Renovations are underway for a new Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering student space. The room, which is located in the Civil and Mechanical Engineering building, will be equipped with movable tables and chairs, state-of-the-art computers with ship design software, a kitchen and lounge area, lockers, audiovisual equipment, ship models, and books and journals related to Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
A secure space restricted to MEng and MEL NAME students, the room will function as a classroom for NAME graduate courses, a place to study or work on projects between classes, and a social space. The department believes it will strengthen the already strong sense of community among each cohort of NAME students, while, as Co-Director Jon Mikkelsen put it, “provid[ing] them with the best instruction available, and access to the best design tools, so they can lead the marine sector into the 21st century.” The room is expected to be completed and available for student use by January 2017.
To increase the number of resources available to students, the department is now seeking donations for the room’s library. If you have copies of SNAME Transactions, NAME-related journals, textbooks, or other similar works that you’d like to put to good use, contact Program Co-Director Chris McKesson at firstname.lastname@example.org. Ship models, blueprints, nautical maps, and other such items are also welcome!