The Ocean Engineering program introduces students to the discipline of engineering and engineering technology in an ocean environment by providing opportunities to learn as they design, build and test remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) and Autonomous Underwater vehicles (AUVs), and a variety of other mechanical and electrical inventions. While designing and constructing, students are exposed to several three-dimensional modeling programs, from Google Sketchup to Solidworks. Ultimately, the students will receive Solidworks Certified Solidworks Associate certificate by their senior year. Filling the severe demand for engineers and technology innovators has become a national priority, and the opportunities afforded graduates either heading to college or directly into the field has never been greater, especially in the maritime industry. By the end of their three years studying Ocean Engineering, students will have demonstrable skills in design and engineering and connections to the field that areunlike any other program in the country.
When oysters reproduce, they spawn tiny larvae that freely navigate the water column until they find an appropriate habitat with a structure to settle on. Once the larvae permanently attach to a surface, they are known as spat.