IYRS continues to closely monitor and follow safety recommendations about COVID-19 from the Rhode Island Governor's Office and Centers for Disease Control. IYRS is currently enrolling students for our September 2021 program start for hands-on learning at our Newport, RI campus.
The health and safety of IYRS students, faculty, and staff remain the school's top priority.
You are not alone if you aren’t sure whether to apply for financial aid like scholarships, grants, or loans. But the problem is, if you don’t answer that question early you may never move forward with your plans to go to school. Why? It’s simple, finances drive every aspect of the decision-making process.
The composites plant lights go out as the last finger scan goes in the time clock and the worker crosses the portal, headed for home...
My decision to attend IYRS came to me like a period at the end of a sentence...
Who knew Maude Weisser is a tic-tac-toe shark? Or that Brandon McCarraher is victorious at 3D printing game board pieces? You see, in the Digital Modeling & Fabrication shop we are about having fun, in addition to jam-packed days of learning!
Andrea Williams came to IYRS in 2017 with two goals: One was practical and one more more of a dream...
Interested in carbon fiber composites and composite technology? Learn more about how we got here, the current uses of carbon fiber, and how to get involved in the future of carbon fiber composite technology.
When Wyatt Jeffries started at IYRS in the fall of 2018, he had no idea that 6 months later he would be on a flight to the U.K. to embark on the adventure of a lifetime.
n this Alumni Spotlight, we introduce you to Charlie Brooks '18.
Charlie Brooks had a clear career path in mind when he enrolled in the IYRS Marine Systems program - to work as a technician onboard oceanographic research vessels.
The Year 1 Boatbuilding & Restoration students now are focused intently on planking their boats. To be a complete boat builder, one must learn to love to plank.
While time on the IYRS campus is finite, I know the impact of the IYRS experience will be with me for the rest of my life. I’m taking away new knowledge, practical skills, industry certifications, and a network of great professional contacts (i.e., our classmates and instructors!). While my personal voyage ahead remains somewhat uncharted, I’m so grateful that I have the IYRS experience to help me navigate.
Get a behind-the-scenes look at the restoration of historic American treasure Mayflower II from IYRS alumnus Matthew Barnes '10, the Lead Shipwright of the project.
Patrick Albrecht '01 - Boatbuilding & Restoration, originally from Switzerland, moved to Newport to attend IYRS because he wanted learn about wooden boats and what it takes to keep them afloat (he'll tell you this a lifelong learning project!).
Andrea Williams came to IYRS in 2017 with two goals. One was practical - to obtain the skills she needed to earn a living while doing work she truly enjoyed. The other was more of a dream.
Charlie Brooks '18 had a clear career path in mind when he enrolled in the IYRS Marine Systems program - to work as a technician onboard oceanographic research vessels.
When I finished my IYRS Marine Systems program in February 2020, I had my dream job lined up. It wasn’t handed to me by any means. But IYRS set me up with the means and the know-how to go for it...