In early 2010 Mr. Chuck Richards presented the University of Houston with the opportunity to establish a student section of the nationally recognized Marine Technology Society. With this new opportunity ten students signed the petition from the University of Houston and were willing to accept the new challenges that laid ahead. In late May of 2010 the National Council voted and accepted the petition of expansion. Mr. Raresh Pascali, P.E., and Mr. Chuck Richards, Jr., accepted the role of being councilors. Mr. Pascali is an instructional associate professor in the Engineering Technology department, and Mr. Richards works for C.A. Richards & Associates. He is active in the Houston Section where he, among other things, oversees the scholarship program.
The executive officers consist of Mr. Ryan Payne as President, Mr. Shaun Peterson as Treasurer, and Ms. Alexus Romero as Secretary.