Papers

In addition to our bi-monthly e-newsletter the SMART Center's published works form a core output of our research efforts into the creation of a strong, technician workforce for the maritime and transportation industry. Our published works are listed below and downloadable as a PDF by clicking on "Read More..." below each piece. Sign up to to be notified when new publications are released.

2013 SMART Center Annual Report

The mission of the Southeast Maritime and Transportation (SMART) Center is to transform the future of the maritime and transportation industry by developing a robust, highly skilled, and 21st century-trained technician workforce. This annual report o... Read More...

SMART Center: Creating Synergy through Industry Collaboration and Partnership

The Southeast Maritime and Transportation (SMART) Center is one of 42 National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) Centers in the U.S. and the only Center solely focused on increasing the pipeline of middle-skill technicians... Read More...

Maritime Industry Core Competencies

This SMART Center publication outlines the core competencies and skills required for successful employment in the maritime and transportation industry. Mat-Ed, another National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education (NSF ATE) Center, pro... Read More...

Houston Maritime and Transportation Port-Connected Workforce Gaps Focus Group Findings

The SMART Center, in collaboration with the Port Authority of Houston, and the U.S. Department of Labor convened a 2-day workshop and focus group on career pathway and workforce development for ports nationwide. Numerous Gulf Coast industry employers... Read More...

NEW! Addressing Emerging Port and Maritime Industry Workforce Gaps

This 16-page paper highlights results of the SMART Center/Port of Baltimore/Anne Arundel Community College-hosted Baltimore focus group and includes pathway development, education and training recommendations for educators. Read More...

NEW! Crosswalking from U.S. Coast Guard Credentials to Academic Credit

This 16-paper outlines the process San Jacinto undertook to crosswalk U.S. Coast  Guard certifications to San Jacinto academic credit and demonstration of pathways for enrolling students holding those USCG certifications to earn academic credentials.... Read More...

NEW! Connecting Summer Camps to Career Pathways

This 11-page paper highlights the youth maritime summer camps established by San Jacinto Community College.  These camps for 14-17 year old students were developed not only to raise career awareness, but also to become an on-ramp to their maritime ac... Read More...

NEW! Military to Maritime

Military to Maritime is a resource guide for veterans and educators.  This white paper explores the benefits of entering the maritime industry when exiting military service, as well as outlining industry specific information to help veterans make thi... Read More...

NEW! Creating Industry and Education Partnerships

This brochure outlines the benefits of creating strong industry and education partnerships to support the creation and maintenance of maritime education programs. It gives step by step instructions as well as other useful tips on how to approach and ... Read More...

NEW! How to Incorporate Maritime into STEM Courses

This information resource paper summarizes useful steps on incorporating maritime lessons into existing STEM curriculum, and creating new maritime modules.  This paper combines in depth research with seven years of experience of working with educator... Read More...