The Marine Technology Society promotes awareness, understanding, and the advancement and application of marine technology. Incorporated in 1963, the international society brings together businesses, institutions, professionals, academics, and students who are ocean engineers, technologists, policy makers, and educators. MTS facilitate a broader understanding of the relevance of marine technology to wider global issues by enhancing the dissemination of marine technology information. It also advance the development of the tools and procedures required to explore, study and further the responsible and sustainable use of the oceans. The Society publishes a peer-reviewed journal — The Marine Technology Society Journal. It has three technical divisions and 31 Professional Committees (technical interest groups). The society hosts several conferences yearly. And, it supports 13 Sections, which focus on events and programs unique to their geographic areas, enhancing networking among local colleagues, businesses, universities and government/military offices.
As founding members, we wanted to introduce our college undergraduate students to underwater technology. For this, Marine Technology Society was the best choice as their vision aligned with ours, which is to spread awareness, understanding, and the advancement and application of marine technology. We wanted to allow our students to have a platform by which they could interact with other international students through their research and innovative ideas. The eight of us decided to have a chapter of MTS at the college after knowing the countless yet priceless opportunities the students can get by being a member of the MTS chapter in research and innovation of underwater technology.