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SNAME set to hand out honors at annual meeting

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will present awards during its annual banquet at the World Maritime Technology Conference.

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers will present awards during its annual banquet at the World Maritime Technology Conference, to be held Nov. 3-7 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence.

SNAME will recognize four individuals for outstanding contributions to naval architecture, marine engineering or ocean engineering and ship research.

The David W. Taylor medal, for notable achievement in naval architecture and/or marine engineering, will be presented to Donald L. Blount, president of Donald L. Blount and Associates.

The Vice Admiral Emory S. “Jerry” Land medal, for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field, will be presented to Donald "Boysie" Bollinger, CEO of Bollinger Enterprises.

The Blakely Smith medal, for outstanding accomplishment in ocean engineering, will be presented to Dr. Brian Malcolm Sharples of Offshore Risk and Technology Consulting.

The Webb medal, for outstanding contributions to education in naval architecture, marine or ocean engineering, will be presented to Dr. Alan Brown, NAVSEA professor of ship design at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Early-registration discounts for SNAME’s annual meeting and Maritime Convention (held in conjunction with the triennial World Maritime Technology Conference) are available until Oct. 1.

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