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37th International Conference on Ocean,
Offshore & Arctic Engineering

Madrid Marriott Auditorium Hotel & Conference Center, Spain

June 17-22, 2018

Program - Outreach



The Outreach for Engineers program would like to thank Repsol for their sponsorship, which helps to make this program a success.

"I have learned a lot on so many levels and I am so thankful to the Committee for having granted me a scholarship for this event. The forum has given me great insights on what working in industry could represent and thanks to that I am now considering new stimulating options for my future career." – Comment from an Outreach attendee.

The Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering Division (OOAE) of ASME is hosting a specialty forum at the 2018 International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering (OMAE) in Madrid, Spain. The specialty forum is designed for students and early professionals who may not be familiar with the industry as well as those who have already specialized in this area.

This is the twelfth year of the Outreach for Engineers Forum. Highlights of the Forum will include presentations of the various technologies required (e.g. from ocean and/or offshore engineering, civil engineering, petroleum engineering, aerospace engineering, mechanical/structural engineering and project management), types of job opportunities, possible career paths and a team building activity. As each year is different a site tour or job fair may be included.

In addition, Outreach for Engineers Specialty Forum delegates will be provided with the opportunity to participate at the 37th International Conference on Ocean, Offshore and Arctic Engineering as full conference delegates. This conference will showcase over 850 technical papers from engineers and scientists from around the world, with 13 Symposia representing the range of technologies.

Through funding provided by the OOAE Division of ASME and corporate sponsors, the organizers of the Outreach to Engineers Specialty Forum will be offering scholarships to cover registration costs and a limited number of travel subsidies. The scholarships are open to students and early professionals from around the world.

Students and early professionals will need to apply for scholarship funds and to attend the forum. The application deadline is Sunday, April 1, 2018.



Senior Undergraduate Students enrolled in Engineering or Science Curricula.

Graduate Students (both Masters and Doctoral levels) with specialization in fields such as ocean and/or offshore engineering, civil engineering, mechanical engineering, petroleum engineering, and aerospace engineering.

Early career professionals with an interest in the oil & gas industry and ocean, offshore & arctic engineering.


The Outreach Specialty Forum will be held during the OMAE 2018 conference. The conference takes place in Madrid, Spain.

Outreach specific activities take place Saturday, 16 June – Friday, 22 June. Outreach events are scheduled to avoid interference with conference attendance. Outreach attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the full conference from 16 June through 22 June. See conference website for detailed schedule of events.


If you are approved for scholarship there will be no conference registration fee. This is covered by the standard Outreach scholarship. The scholarship includes the specialty Outreach forum and the full OMAE 2018 conference package including the conference banquet.

The Outreach program is open to students and early professionals only. The Outreach scholarship covers the amount for Student Registration only. A select number of attendees will receive a travel scholarship to subsidize travel costs. This scholarship will not typically cover all costs of travel and accommodation.

If you are a paid OMAE 2018 Conference attendee and wish to attend the Outreach forum you may at no additional cost. However, you must be a qualified student.


Download application form.

Please contact Danielle Rojas, ASME, or 281-810-5461 with inquiries.

The deadline for application submission is Sunday, April 1, 2018.

Corporate Sponsorships are available for the Outreach Specialty Forum.

Outreach for Engineers Sponsorship
Cost: $5,000 USD

  • Logo on Outreach webpage
  • Logo in Conference Program
  • Access to Student resumes
  • Meeting opportunities with student attendees
  • Opportunities to engage students and be recognized at Outreach activities that may include:
    • Welcome Reception
    • Speaker Program
    • Student Mixer
    • Technical Tours
    • Conference Banquet

The Outreach for Engineers program is a specialty forum designed for students who may not be familiar with the industry as well as those who have already specialized in this area. The Outreach forum takes place each year during the OMAE conference.

The typical Outreach attendee is a graduate student and co-author of OMAE paper.

Outreach activities consist of a Team Building activity and Welcome Reception on the Saturday before the forum, Speaker program on Sunday and a wrap-up Breakfast on Thursday. Outreach attendees are encouraged to attend the entire conference. In an effort to facilitate quality student attendance, students must apply to the program and be reviewed by the organizing committee. 20+ students are granted funding to pay for the Outreach specialty forum and the OMAE conference. A smaller amount of students are granted a travel subsidy. The OOAE Division of ASME is the main supporter of the program. Your Sponsorship would allow us to increase the number of participants in this program, and enrich their experience, by sponsoring attendance to the annual banquet and/or technical tour.

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