Center for Ocean Engineering


posted 6/13/22

MISTI Norway – PhD Opportunity – Autonomous Vessels

PhD opportunity that may be of interest to the graduate students in Ocean Engineering, which is being facilitated by one of our MISTI internship hosts in Norway.

As part of a EU funded program called AUTOBarge ( which is training 15 PhD candidates, Kongsberg Maritime, in Norway, will host one early stage researcher for a three year period to be integrated in their research team on autonomous navigation systems in Ålesund and with NTNU I Trondheim as academic institution. The position is called ESR 6 ( The startup of the position is in September 2022.

Please feel free to circulate this with interested candidates, and if you have any questions, let me know and I can put you in touch with the relevant contact at Kongsberg.

 Madeline Smith
Managing Director | MIT-Denmark, Scandinavia
MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI)
Massachusetts Institute of Technology | +1 (617) 253-8813  | E40-408
1 Amherst Street, 4th floor, Cambridge, MA 02139

posted 5/18/22

Applications for 2022 Undergraduate Scholarships are Due in 2 Weeks!
SNAME offers competitive scholarships to undergraduate students of naval architecture, marine engineering, ocean engineering, or other fields directly related to the maritime industry. Students with exceptional academic credentials are encouraged to apply.
To learn more about SNAME Undergraduate Scholarships & submit an application
Applications are due on June 1, 2022.
posted 5/4/22

2022 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Program

ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship

ExxonMobil Corporation, the largest publicly traded international energy company, has partnered with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) to create fellowship opportunities in the STEM fields (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) for Hispanic college students. Through HHF’s Latinos On Fast Track (LOFT) program, ExxonMobil seeks to nurture motivated college students across the country, with a passion for Engineering and Science.

Selected students will be exposed to a top-quality company by participating in this signature mentoring program. Each student will be paired up with an ExxonMobil professional to learn how their knowledge and skills are applied in a corporate setting.

Fellowship Components
The Fellowship consists of five 1-hour meetings with a mentor (virtual or in person), participation in the Harvard-certified ExxonMobil mentee program (on-line), an exclusive curriculum to introduce Fellows to ExxonMobil and career opportunities, and a $1,000 educational grant. In addition, there exists the possibility to interview for ExxonMobil positions (internships/full-time) upon successful completion of the Fellowship.

Fellowship Requirements
This opportunity is highly competitive and open to rising sophomores, juniors, Seniors, and Graduate Students attending a 4-year college or university.
Fellowship applicants with the following majors will be given priority:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Geoscience
  • Material Science and Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering

Applicants with these majors will be considered also: Chemistry, Computer Science Environmental Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Mathematics, Petroleum Engineering, and Physics.

Other Requirements:

  • Must plan to pursue a career in the fields/majors listed above
  • Have a GPA of 3.5 or higher
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States with a valid Social Security Number at the time of application. All legal permanent residents must submit a copy of their valid permanent resident card or passport stamped I-551 (not expired).

Please Click Here For Fellowship Application


If you have questions, please contact Please use “ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship” in the subject line.


The 2022 ExxonMobil LOFT Fellowship Application will close May 15, 2022, @11:59 p.m EDT.

This opportunity available through the LOFT program are for Hispanic students. Others interested should contact the company’s website directly.