NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER
The New England Chapter was established in 2018 after previously being considered part of the National Capital Region. If you would like more information, to conduct a presentation, or to become a New England Chapter Officer please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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As with most chapters the geography of New England can be challenging in letting all members meet at one event. To mitigate this the Chapter has four meetings annually to represent the four main hubs: Boston, Hartford, Portsmouth and Woods Hole. One of these meetings is marketed as a whole of New England event to maximize the potential for all New England members to meet. The Chapter represents a wide range of members from education, industry and government backgrounds who provide meeting space and presenters. The region’s offshore windfarm industry is providing strong growth to the wider US offshore industry, and through our partners we will help to identify opportunities in this industry through bespoke presentations and scholarships to students studying in the region. As a non-profit organization, THSOA is nationally committed to promoting education in hydrography, inshore surveying, inland waters surveying, offshore surveying, positioning and mapping/charting, including related earth sciences. Membership to The Hydrographic Society of America - New England Chapter (THSOA-NE) is open to any individual or organization in the New England region with an interest in advancing these aims. No formal qualifications are required.
THSOA New England Chapter offers scholarships for eligible New England college or high school student who demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career in hydrographic surveying or related fields.
Scholarships are available to an applicant who meets the following criteria:
• Is a full-time college student (undergraduate - 12 credits/semester, graduate - 9 credits/semester) who is currently enrolled in a college or university located in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT in a two year, four year or a graduate program, and demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career in hydrographic surveying or related fields.
• High school senior who has applied for, and been accepted in a full-time U.S. college or university located in CT, MA, ME, NH, RI and VT with accreditation recognized by the U. S. Department of Education, and who also demonstrates a keen interest in pursuing a career in hydrographic surveying or related fields.
b) Applicants must be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
c) Applications for the current scholarship award will be accepted between October 1 and November 30 (for that academic year).
d) Be a THSOA member in good standing at time of award.
e) Applications will be reviewed by THSOA-New England Chapter Education Committee which is comprised of members that include an academic, industry and government background.
f) Scholarship winners will be announced by December 31.
g) Scholarships are limited and normally $1,000.
h) Selection will be based on a combination of academic performance, letters of recommendation, and answers documented in the application process.
OBJECTIVES OF THE NEW ENGLAND CHAPTER
The objectives of the Chapter shall be the advancement and promotion of the science of surveying at sea and related sciences, including, but not limited to, offshore surveying, positioning and mapping, and hydrography. To accomplish this objective, the Chapter shall be organized and operated for scientific and educational purposes as follows:
Said corporation is organized exclusively for educational, charitable, and scientific purposes, including, for such purposes, the making of distributions to organizations that qualify as exempt organizations under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code or individuals in pursuit of higher education in the offshore sciences and engineering disciplines or other such educational pursuits as the board deem worthy as follows:
a. To enable technologists and others engaged in or interested in hydrography and related sciences to meet, correspond, promote, encourage, and coordinate the study of such sciences in all and any of their aspects by: • Arranging regular meetings for it’s members and guests;
b. To accumulate, extend, increase, disseminate and publish information and knowledge relating thereto and to facilitate the exchange of information, knowledge and ideas on all subjects and related matters of interest in this field by:
Organizing regular technical presentations, field visits and member networking events;
c. To encourage research in hydrography and the practical application of technological knowledge so developed by:
Promoting the offshore survey, positioning and mapping professions to colleges, universities, educational organizations and to industry and government organizations;
(b) by a corporation, contributions to which are deductible under section 170(c) (2) of the Internal Revenue Code, or the corresponding section of any future federal tax code.
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