SUT to Host pre-OTC Networking Event in Houston

SUT to Host pre-OTC Networking Event in Houston

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26 April 2016

The Society for Underwater Technology (SUT) is hosting its annual pre-OTC networking event this Thursday (April 28) in Houston.

The evening of networking is part of an initiative to raise funds for SUTís student scholarship drive. Last year, the society raised $27,000 and awarded nine scholarships and is hoping to raise a further $30,000 in 2016.

Tickets for the event, which takes place at Rouge French Wine Bar, 1400 Eldridge Pkwy from 5:30pm to 7:30pm, cost $10 for members and $15 for non-members and includes complimentary valet.

Bob Allwood, CEO of SUT said: "This is a great opportunity to meet like-minded business people in Houston ahead of OTC next week. Our scholarships are a fundamental part of SUT and the entrance fees will help raise funds for our 2016 recipients in the area of underwater science and engineering. It is crucial in the current climate that we continue to inspire young people to get into the industry.Ē

SUT, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, brings together organizations and individuals with a common interest in underwater technology, ocean science and offshore engineering. Founded in 1966 in London, SUT has members from more than 40 countries including engineers, scientists, other professionals and students working in these areas.

SUT was founded to promote the further understanding of the underwater environment and to encourage cross fertilization and dissemination of ideas, experience and information between workers in academic research, applied research and technology, industry and government development of techniques and tools to explore and study oceans, proper economic and sociological use of our resources in and beneath the oceans, further education of scientists and technologists to maintain high standards in marine science and technology.

SUT will be exhibiting at Booth #1269 at OTC.