Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Ship design lab getting upgrade

NEW ORLEANS -- The University of New Orleans received $58,000 in donations from the shipbuilding and maritime industry to upgrade its ship-design computer laboratory. Hornbeck Offshore Services of Covington gave $50,000; Eastern Shipbuilding Group of Panama City, Fla., gave $5,000; Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, $2,500; and Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle and New Orleans, $500. The ship-design lab, part of UNO's School of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, helps prepare students for careers in the maritime industry. The school was established in 1980. (Source: Times Picayune, 09/02/13)