Official ASME Group

Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division

Ocean, Offshore, and Arctic Engineering Division

Outreach for Engineers

“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 twelvth 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 12 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 1st, 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, 16th June — Thursday, 21st June. Outreach events are scheduled to avoid interference with conference attendance. Outreach attendees are strongly encouraged to attend the full conference from 17th June through 22nd June.


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.


Please download the Scholarship Application Form.

Forum Schedule and Overview [Coming soon].

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

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