Our Winter Work term is a mandatory program for all students that takes place every January and February where our students spread out across the globe to gain real life working experience.
Freshmen work alongside ship fitters and welders in shipyards. Sophomores serve as student observers aboard ocean going ships to gain hands-on understanding and appreciation for the relationships between the marine environment, the shipping industry, the ship’s operators, and the ship’s design. Juniors and seniors network and apply themselves in design and engineering offices around the world.
See where our Webbies are this Winter Work Term!
List of Winter Work term companies and their locations:
Class of 2017
|BMT Designers & Planners||Alexandria||VA|
|Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.||Bristol||RI|
|Donjon Marine, Inc.||Hillside||NJ|
|General Dynamics Electric Boat||Groton||CT|
|Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLC||Alameda||CA|
|Jensen Maritime Consultants||Seattle||WA|
|Navatek Ltd.||S. Kingstown||RI|
|Shipwright LLC||Ft Lauderdale||FL|
|Webb Institute||Glen Cove||NY|
|Westport Shipyard||Port Angeles||WA|
Class of 2018
|Alion Science & Technology||Alexandria||VA|
|Applied Physical Sciences Corp.||Groton||CT|
|Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc.||Stamford||CT|
|Foss Maritime Company||Seattle||WA|
|General Dynamics NASSCO||San Diego||CA|
|Gilbert Associates, Inc.||Braintree||MA|
|Herbert Engineering Corp.||San Francisco||CA|
|The Interlake Steamship Company||Middleburg Heights||OH|
|Metal Shark Aluminum Boats, LLC||Lafayette||LA|
|Huntington Ingalls Newport News Shipyard||Newport News||VA|
|SAFE Boats International, LLC||Tacoma||WA|
|Ship Architects, Inc.||Mobile||AL|
|Vard Marine, Inc.||Houston||TX|
Class of 2019
|Maersk Lines, Ltd.||Norfolk||VA|
|Stolt Tankers||Rotterdam||The Netherlands|
Class of 2020
|Bay Ship & Yacht Co.||Alameda||CA|
|Fincantieri Marinette Marine||Marinette||WI|
|General Dynamics Electric Boat||Quonset Point||RI|
|Metal Shark Aluminum Boats||Jeanerette||LA|
|M. Rybovich & Sons||Palm Beach Gardens||FL|
|SAFE Boats International||Tacoma||WA|
|Westport Yachts, LLC||Port Angeles||WA|
|Westport Yachts, LLC||Westport||WA|
The headline sounds like the title of a bad rap song, but in this case it refers to the return of Dean Emeritus Roger Compton to the Webb Faculty. Dr. Compton has returned to Webb for the 2015/2016 academic year and is teaching the freshman Naval Architecture I course and the junior Ship Design I course.
Webb Institute is pleased to announce Benjamin H. Scott as the Assistant Professor of Marine Engineering. Ben Scott is a design engineer with over thirty-years of experience with a strong background in thermal and hydraulic analysis, heat exchanger design, thermal performance testing, and fluid system design.
On September 1st 2015, Professor Royce and Professor Onas attended the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Review meeting at Naval Surface Warfare Center Carderock Division (NSWC-CD), which houses the U.S. Navy’s world renowned David Taylor Model Basin (DTMB).
On Tuesday, September 8 Webb’s sophomore class visited the marine engineering laboratories at the United States Merchant Marine Academy to conduct a pump construction lab as part of Dean Werner’s Marine Engineering 2 course. The exercise required teams of students to examine at least three different pumps to better learn the principles behind each of the pumps operation and how each of the pumps was constructed. This trip is one of a number of hands-on experiences in the ME 2 course designed to reinforce the classroom lectures and prepare the students for their upcoming sea terms. The class will be returning to the Academy later in the semester for a marine engineering “scavenger hunt.”
By now you are all aware that Professor Matt Werner has executed a successful coup d’état and will be the next Dean of Webb Institute. That explains why he was spending so much time last semester in my office with a measuring tape. I wish him all the good fortune and support I have been given in my time here. I’m sure he will do a great job. When Roger Compton retired, I had some very big shoes to fill. Matt has the advantage of only having to fill a raggedy pair of flip flops.
This is my penultimate column for the Webb News since I will be retiring at the end of this academic year. Denise and I bought a house on the Northern Neck of Virginia where the crab pots and fishing rods are waiting. While we will miss all the excitement of the Webb campus, we look forward to a new adventure.
We have set another modern record for the number of freshmen admitted with the 28 members of the Class of 2018, 2 women and 26 men, including one from Turkey. The classroom is crowded but we are managing. I don’t look forward to grading 28 sets of freshmen lines plans and have attempted to subcontract part of the load to Dean Emeritus Compton, but ever since I first suggested this, his telephone must have gone out of order because no one answers when I call. Strange. Read more…