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1 Maine Maritime Academy

2 MMA Aspirations Programming Unique, informative, and pertinent. See campus in action. Demonstrations of practical application of scientific/ mathematic principles. Middle & high schoolers On-campus day program Limited to MMA year Complimentary lunch Transportation subsidy Discovery Voyage

3 An educational, on-campus program. Attractive to high school educators. Show students how their course work is applied. Low or, even better, no cost to the high school. What is Discovery Voyage?

4 DISCOVERY VOYAGE Born 1996 “Customized” educational experience. Select from various academic programs. Take a class or do a “lab”. Use technology. Talk with faculty & attending students. Tour of college classrooms, labs, recreation facilities, residence. Evolving……

5 Typical Day 9:30 amArrive Welcome Program overview Introduction to college 10 – 12 noonInteractive session(s) :45Lunch in MMA dining area. 12:45 – 2 pmTour of State of Maine & waterfront labs 2 pmDepart

6 Academic Selections Engineering (math & physics) Buoyancy and Stability Strength of Materials International Business (business role play) International Negotiation, Purchasing, and Logistics Marine Sciences (biology & chemistry) Sharks Poisonous Marine Life Salt Marshes R.V. Friendship bottom drag & water sampling Transportation (math, team work, problem solving) Navigation Deck simulator Ocean Survival (water survival techniques)

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8 Engineering – Impact Testing Low temperatures often can have a negative impact on the ability of a metal to withstand an impact load. This means that some metals become brittle at low temperatures. The concern is brittle fracture because it typically occurs with little or no warning.

9 Engineering – Impact Testing The Titanic may have sunk after impact with an iceberg due to brittle failure in the hull. The steel made at the time the Titanic was built typically became brittle at and below temperatures around 50°F. Cold water (~35°F) may have caused the steel to crack in a brittle manner.

10 Prof. Barbara Fleck demonstrates metal breaking point on the tensil strength tester. Engineering – Impact Testing

11 Engineering - Buoyancy Def. - the tendency of an object to float. Knowing the density of an object and the fluid it is in determines whether an object will float or sink.

12 Take specific values… …to find solutions. Salt Water 1 cu. ft. of salt water can hold up 64 pounds. Fresh Water 1 cu. ft. of fresh water can hold up 62.4 pounds. The more cu. ft. of water you can displace, the greater the number of pounds you can support. Would a material measuring 1 ft x 1 ft x 1 ft that weighed 100 pounds float in salt water? If you took that same material and pounded it into a shape that displaced 2 ft 3 would it float in salt water? Example: 100 ft3 (displaced) x 64 lb/ft3 = 6,400 lbs of buoyant force. Engineering - Buoyancy

13 Engineering - Stability Architects & mariners are concerned with whether a body (vessel) will return to an initial state of static equilibrium when disturbed by an unbalanced force or moment (wind or wave). There are three general types of equilibrium: Stable Neutral Unstable

14 Engineering - Stability Any disturbance of a body will result in motion of the body with no chance it will return to its original position. Unstable Equilibrium December 9, 2003 – The 290’ Stellamare rolled over during routine dockside loading of 2 generators weighing 500 tons ( ~50 African elephants), killing 3 crewmen.

15 Marine Science - Sharks

16 Deaths/year caused by coconuts: 150 Deaths/year from shark attack: 10 They see in color & have good eyesight. Have good night vision because of a reflective layer at the back of the eye.

17 You are employed as an international purchasing manager by L.L. Bean. You have to procure a high quality 100% cotton T-shirt for the coming season. The estimated demand for the upcoming season is 500,000 pieces of T-shirts. Identified 2 potential suppliers: Hong $40 per piece. Valparaiso, 3,300 pesos/pc. Normally, there is room to negotiate and lower these prices. T-shirts to be transported in marine containers, either 20 ft. (holds 50,000 pieces) or 40 ft. (100,000 pieces). Business – Role Play

18 You select a freight forwarder based in New York City, Greek immigrant named Costas Papadapoulos, for making the international logistics arrangements including transportation, documentation, and cargo insurance. Players will be divided into teams and given an office space with phone connection to carry out their task of negotiating the best deal. Players will be provided useful information on import-export procedures and current exchange rate information.

19 Transportation Excites students’ connection with Maine’s seafaring heritage; ship handling, navigation, bridge management and command. Students conduct a port approach exercise utilizing relative speed & motion recognition, problem solving, radar interpretation, course plotting, chart reading, & communications. Extensive use of our ship’s bridge simulator.

20 Limitations & Expectations Limit 40 students per school For college capable students Appropriate dress Dress for cool weather. Jacket or sweatshirt Pants/Jeans/Slacks NO open toed shoes, heels, sandals, flip-flops Students be aware of their surroundings. Conduct themselves in an appropriate manner.

21 By the numbers… Total student participation since 1996: – will top 10,000 Also involved Boy Scout troops Girl Scout troops Sea Scout units Jr. ROTC units New England Athletic Teams Middle Schools Summer Camp Groups

22 Contact Hugh Porter Associate Director of Admissions Maine Maritime Academy (800) Maine (800) Out of Maine


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