The Society for Underwater Technology – Continuing to Support our Young Engineers and Scientists
The Perth Branch of the Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is a not-for-profit society, formed in 2004. The SUT is a multi-disciplinary learned society bringing together individuals and organisations with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering. They have members in more than 30 countries, including engineers, scientists and other professionals working in these areas.
SUT are dedicated to promoting and supporting students, young engineers and scientists through various initiates and events. Their aim is to:
- Create awareness of the subsea/underwater industry amongst young engineers and scientists
- Develop young engineers and scientists within the subsea/underwater industry
- Provide networking opportunities to build relationships amongst young engineers and scientists within the subsea/underwater industry.
- Introduce education groups to SUT (high school and/or universities), encouraging them to join the subsea/underwater industry
They achieve this by:
- Funding student scholarships annually
- Working towards a Subsea Engineering Registration (hoping to complete by end of 2018)
- Co-hosting a mentoring programme
- Engaging education groups
- Offering discounted/complimentary technical course/conference/social event registrations; and
- Forming the YES! SUT Sub-committee in 2013 who produce events and supporting several of these initiatives
The SUT April Evening Technical Meeting is dedicated to university students as a platform to show case their capabilities to the industry and give an insight into the future via their presentations (thanks also to event sponsors: Curtin University).
Please visit the SUT website for further information, their YES! Initiatives or simply to check out the events calendar.
Article provided by the SUT. Contact Branch Manager: Jennifer Maninin at firstname.lastname@example.org to see how you too can contribute.