Our Crew

Sara Howell
Board Chairman

Welcome Aboard!

Ahoy and welcome to the Houston Maritime Center’s (HMC) website, with
information on our Education Center, Museum, programs, membership,
and more. As we join together in emerging from the difficult circumstances
of 2020, I am delighted to report that HMC is more committed than ever to
becoming a leading maritime center connecting global industry to our
Houston-area community and beyond, and to continuing as a valuable
resource to all.

  • As such, HMC is expanding our Education Center exponentially. While increasing our virtual presence, HMC is currently engaged in launching several educational platforms in key areas:
    • Academic Education for grades K-12 and the collegiate level.
      • K-12 STEM/STEAM-based curriculum programs
      • Collegiate-level educational content based upon maritime industry innovation, in collaboration with area colleges and universities.
    • Industry Education including “Virtual Exhibits” and streaming industry content in concert with our corporate constituents.
    • My Maritime Story: which connects those who visit our website with various individuals as they relate their maritime stories.
  • In addition, Houston Maritime Center has prioritized our community outreach and sustainability for 2021. We anticipate this initiative through:
    • Enhanced diversity and inclusion: Pursuing diversity in all areas of Houston Maritime Center, including community outreach and programming.
    • Sustainability
      • Highlighting trends and technologies pertaining to environmental and social sustainability, through programs on targeted Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) topics.
      • Strengthening our alliances with organizations such as NAMEPA (North American Marine Environment Protection Association) and IMarEST (Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology)

And there is so much more going on at Houston Maritime Center! Our doors will be open again soon. If you are not a member, we encourage you enthusiastically to join our crew.

Wishing you fair winds and following seas,

Sara Howell
Chair, Board of Trustees
Houston Maritime Center





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