Winter Work Term 2017


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.

Read our students’ first-hand experiences!

See where our Webbies are this Winter Work Term! 

List of Winter Work term companies and their locations:

Class of 2017

AustalMobileAL
BMT Designers & PlannersAlexandriaVA
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.BristolRI
Donjon Marine, Inc.HillsideNJ
General Dynamics Electric BoatGrotonCT
Glosten, Inc.SeattleWA
Herbert-ABS Software Solutions LLCAlamedaCA
Jensen Maritime ConsultantsSeattleWA
LiquidPiston, Inc.BloomfieldCT
Lloyd’s RegisterTriesteItaly
Navatek Ltd.HonoluluHI
Navatek Ltd.S. KingstownRI
Shipwright LLCFt LauderdaleFL
STX FranceSaint-NaizereFrance
Webb InstituteGlen CoveNY
Westport ShipyardPort AngelesWA

Class of 2018

Alion Science & TechnologyAlexandriaVA
Applied Physical Sciences Corp.GrotonCT
AustalMobileAL
Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc.StamfordCT
Foss Maritime CompanySeattleWA
General Dynamics NASSCOSan DiegoCA
Gilbert Associates, Inc.BraintreeMA
Hammonia ReedereiHamburgGermany
Herbert Engineering Corp.San FranciscoCA
Incat CrowtherLafeyetteLA
The Interlake Steamship CompanyMiddleburg HeightsOH
Metal Shark Aluminum Boats, LLCLafayetteLA
Huntington Ingalls Newport News ShipyardNewport NewsVA
SAFE Boats International, LLCTacomaWA
Ship Architects, Inc.MobileAL
Vard Marine, Inc.HoustonTX

Class of 2019

Crowley MaritimeJacksonvilleFL
MaranGas MaritimeAthensGreece
Maersk Lines, Ltd.NorfolkVA
MatsonOaklandCA
Stolt TankersRotterdamThe Netherlands

Class of 2020

AustalMobileAL
Bay Ship & Yacht Co.AlamedaCA
Bollinger ShipyardLockportLA
Fincantieri Marinette MarineMarinetteWI
General Dynamics Electric BoatQuonset PointRI
Metal Shark Aluminum BoatsJeaneretteLA
M. Rybovich & SonsPalm Beach GardensFL
Philly ShipyardPhiladelphiaPA
SAFE Boats InternationalTacomaWA
Vigor FabKetchikanAK
Vigor FabPortlandOR
Westport Yachts, LLCPort AngelesWA
Westport Yachts, LLCWestportWA

The Return of Compton


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.

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Webb Students Visit USMMA


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.”

The Dean’s Corner – Final Edition


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.

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Dean Neilson – Winter 2014-2015


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…