January 8, 2024


Virginia Beach Students Answer the Digital Ship Challenge


SUFFOLK, VA | Teams from the Advanced Technology Center (ATC) and Landstown High School, both in Virginia Beach, gathered at the Virginia Modeling, Analysis, and Simulation Center (VMASC) on Friday, December 15, 2023, for the Digital Ship Challenge Mid-Year Review. In partnership with the Virginia Ship Repair Foundation (VSRA) and the Virginia Maritime Association (VMA), the Digital Ship Challenge is a high school competition that challenges students to design and construct a cutting-edge container ship that can transit the Atlantic Ocean, facing various sea states along the way. 


This is the first year that Digital Ship and the Virginia Digital Maritime Center (VDMC) are hosting this challenge. Jennifer Renne, Curriculum Coordinator for VDMC, volunteered for the VSRA Digital Innovation Challenge, which aims for middle school students to enhance awareness of careers available in the ship repair industry, which catapulted VDMC’s challenge. 

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