Last year (1978) a group of activists from the shipbuilding and offshore industry: naval architects, marine engineers, shipyard owners, marine lawyers, naval officers, management executives and cargoline operators formed a steering committee under the chairmanship of Charles Wall, owner of a shipyard in Harvey, with Arthur D. Darden, well-known local naval architect assisting as Vice-Chairman. Their goal -- to review industry's manpower needs and to promote appropriate educational programs, with special emphasis on a school of Naval Architecture and Marin Engineering which, if realized, would be the ONLY such educational facility in the entire southern United States. It was decided that a strong effort should be made to locate such a naval architecture and marine engineering curriculum on the UNO campus. This School is to serve all of Louisiana with its shipyards of all sizes, to become the focal point and coordinating center for marine education in the South, embracing vocational-technical schools for the training of welders, pipefitters, and machinists, Delgado Junior College for providing two year marine technologists, and a university level program graduating naval architects, marine engineers, and eventually, four year marine technologists. The emphasis will be on upward mobility, to allow all Louisianians interested and dedicated to the marine industry to achieve the educational level commensurate with their ability and professional goals. Curriculum outline and model test facility specifications are included.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper presented in February 1979 to the Gulf Section, SNAME.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  United States  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Dohse, F E
    • Brandau, J
  • Publication Date: 1979

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  • Pagination: 17 p.

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  • Accession Number: 00319099
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Oct 8 2001 12:00AM