Maggie Hayes was always an exceptional student. She reached remarkable heights in the undergraduate Naval Engineering program at Stevens. Now as a graduate student at University College London, she is a “rising star in the world of environmentally conscious ship design,” and has been awarded an £10,000 scholarship by the Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust (LRET).

Maggie received this award based on academic merit and unique research initiatives. Her work as a graduate student at UCL is to design an “environmentally friendly cruise ship to counter the poor image often associated with the vessels and industry.” Her efforts are directly in line with LRETs mission to make advances in transportation, science, engineering and technology education, training, and research worldwide for the benefit of all. Maggie’s selection as this years’ LRET winner serves as a testament to her reputation as a researcher and innovator in the naval engineering field.

Dr. Richard Bucknall, who chairs UCL’s Lloyd’s Register Educational Trust Selection Board, said: “The LRET Scholarship offers a great opportunity for Naval Architecture or Marine Engineering MSc students to study on prestigious masters courses at UCL. Students who receive The LRET Scholarship are outstanding scholars chosen for their commitment and endeavor and who are judged likely to make a significant contribution to the field in the years ahead. Maggie Hayes is an outstanding student who has a strong academic record as an undergraduate at Stevens Institute of Technology, and impressed us enormously with her focus on environmental shipping issues.”

Stevens Institute of Technology is proud to see such an impressive achievement from one of our alumni. “This award is further affirmation of the quality of the Stevens program in Naval Engineering, and the strength of our partnership with University College London. We look forward to continuing our work with UCL in the education of the next generation of creative, innovative ship designers in the US and the UK” – Dr. Michael Bruno, Dean, School of Engineering & Science, Stevens Institute of Technology.

About the Naval Engineering Curriculum at Stevens

Naval Engineering is a broad-based engineering discipline that involves the design, construction, operation and maintenance of surface and sub-surface ships, ocean structures, and shore facilities. Although these vessels and facilities are traditionally employed in the defense of the nation, many are also employed in the support of the civilian (commercial) Marine Transportation System. Because of the complexities of today’s naval and civilian vessels and supporting infrastructure, the Naval Engineer must possess a strong background in the physical sciences, mathematics, and modeling, as well as the more specialized fields of naval architecture, marine engineering, systems engineering, and environmental engineering.

Stevens Naval Engineering program was developed with the Stevens leadership in the ONR NNR Atlantic Center for the Innovative Design and Control of Small Ships and in collaboration with University College, London, which has one of the leading Ship Design educational programs in the world.

To learn more, please visit our naval engineering website.