Maritime Transportation Lab
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION STUDIES
The Maritime Transportation Lab
In the Maritime Transportation Lab students will students to learn about various aspects of the maritime industry, specifically the three national priorities of logistics, security, and the environment that our program focuses on. This education includes use of state-of-the-art computers and software germane to the maritime industry. The 30 computers in the laboratory will allow
through instructional class time, independent study, and research.
The Maritime Transportation Lab is also the location of the annual Summer Maritime Academy, a program for high school juniors and seniors designed to introduce students to the maritime industry.
Houston Port authority
According to recent studies, the Maritime industry is predicted to grow by 16% by the year 2016.
This growth is fueled by the expansion of the Panama Canal and the retiring of the “baby boomer” workforce in the maritime industry. Training in the Maritime Transportation Management and Security curriculum will improve students’ chances of employment after graduation in the industry because students will be training in an industry that is poised for growth in the near future.
Maritime Transportation class
The Maritime Transportation Laboratory will contribute towards enhancing research capabilities and improve funding opportunities for the Department of Transportation Studies by: 1) giving students access to state-of-the-art computers and technology to conduct research in the maritime industry, specifically in the national priorities of logistics, security, and the environment; and 2) providing the department with the technical resources to pursue funding opportunities that propose cutting edge and state-of-the-art research in the maritime industry.