Winter Work Blogs 2017

Read Student First-Hand Experiences


Daniel Roske & Sarah Stretch ’19

The Pineapple Express

Roske and Stretch are documenting their Winter Work term experiences as they work for Matson MAHI MAHI in Honolulu, Hawaii.

Jonathan Wang

Jonathan Wang ’20

The Wintern Tales

Jonathan Wang is documenting his first Winter Work term experience while working at SAFE Boats in Tacoma, Washington.


Ashley Dias, Muriel Weathers & Abashai Thomas ’19

Operation Deep Freeze

Read about Ashley, Muriel, and Abashai’s Winter Work term experiences as they travel aboard the Maersk PEARY to Antarctica.

Bree Louvre
Bree Louie ’17

Cruising Italy

Check out photos of Bree’s experiences in Trieste, Italy as she works for Lloyd’s Register.

View past Winter Work Blogs.

Webb Professor, Seniors to Present Paper at ASNE Day TSS 2017

Assistant Professor of Structural Engineering John C. Daidola, along with class of 2017 students Andrew M. Arnold and Michael J. Imbesi, have co-authored a paper entitled, “Trimaran Preliminary Structural Design Procedures for a Large High Speed Sealift Ship.” The paper will be presented at this year’s American Society of Naval Engineers Day, Technology, Systems & Ships on February 14, 2017 in Washington, D.C.

Structural design characteristics for a large high speed trimaran sealift ship are determined using the Lloyd’s Register Trimaran Rules. These are compared to characteristics determined utilizing a more traditional naval approach for monohulls and with a combination of naval and American Bureau of Shipping commercial criteria. The analysis also considers additional approaches for determining transverse hull loads and wet deck pressures by alternative procedures.

The research was sponsored by the Office of Naval Research under the ACCeSS University Consortium.


Webb Institute Featured in Princeton Review Book, “Colleges That Pay You Back: 2017 Edition”

Webb Institute is one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price according to The Princeton Review (

The education services company features the school in the 2017 edition of its just published book, Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck (Penguin Random House / Princeton Review Books, $21.99, Jan. 31). The company also posted its school profiles for this book and the book’s seven categories of ranking lists on its website at

Prin_9780451487490_cvr_all_r1_3P.inddThe Princeton Review chose the schools based on ROI (return on investment) ratings it tallied for 650 schools last year. The ratings weighted 40 data points that covered everything from academics, cost, and financial aid to graduation rates, student debt, and alumni salaries and job satisfaction.  The Princeton Review editors culled data from the company’s surveys of administrators and students in 2015-16 and from’s surveys of school alumni conducted through April 2016.

“We highly recommend Webb Institute, and all of our Colleges That Pay You Back schools.  They stand out not only for their outstanding academics but also for their affordability via comparatively low sticker prices and /or generous financial aid to students with need – or both,” said Robert Franek, The Princeton Review’s Senior VP/Publisher and lead author of the book.  “Students at these colleges also have access to extraordinary career services programs from their freshman year on, plus a lifetime of alumni connections and post-grad support.”

In the book’s profile of Webb Institute, The Princeton Review editors praise the school for its “unrivaled reputation within the marine industry” and quote from Webb Institute students the company surveyed who described the college as “THE college for Naval Architecture, where job offer is basically guaranteed after graduating.” It also cites figures reporting Webb Institute graduates with at least a bachelor’s degree have a median starting salary of $65,400 and median mid-career salary of $105,000.

The book also has an introductory section identifying “Great Schools for the Highest Paying Majors” and tips for getting financial aid, scholarships and grants from colleges. In addition to the profiles of 200 (73 public and 127 private) tuition-charging schools, profiles of nine tuition-free schools are in the book.

The Princeton Review is also known for its school profiles and rankings in its annual book, The Best 381 Colleges, published in August, its Best Business Schools and Best Law Schools web features, published in October.

About Webb Institute

Founded in 1889 by William H. Webb, Webb Institute is a top-ranked undergraduate college specializing in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. Webb provides full-tuition scholarships to all admitted students; admission to Webb is extremely competitive with a maximum of 28 students being accepted into the program each year. Webb Institute prides itself on a 100% placement rate for graduates who are highly sought after by all segments of the marine industry. Webb Institute is located on a beautiful, waterfront campus in Glen Cove, NY, on the North Shore of Long Island.  For more information, visit

About The Princeton Review

The Princeton Review is a leading tutoring, test prep and college admission services company. Every year, it helps millions of college – and graduate school-bound students achieve their education and career goals through online and in person courses delivered by a network of more than 4,000 teachers and tutors, online resources, and its more than 150 print and digital books published by Penguin Random House. The Princeton Review is headquartered in New York, NY, and is an operating business of Match Group (NASDAQ: MTCH).  For more information, visit Follow the company on Twitter @theprincetonrev.

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

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
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
Stolt TankersRotterdamThe Netherlands

Class of 2020

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

Hannah Wistort ’17 Awarded Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship


Hannah Wistort ’17 pictured with Johan Sperling, Vice President of Crowley Maritime Corporation.

In the Fall of 2016, Webb Institute, a four- year college specializing in naval architecture and marine engineering, announced the 2016-2017’s recipient of the Crowley Maritime Corporation’s Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship. The Webb’s scholarship selection committee chose Hannah Wistort (Class of 2017) from Niskayuna, NY, for her hard work, academic excellence, and superb leadership skills that she actively displays on and off campus.

Throughout her time at Webb Institute, Hannah has been involved with many student organizations and community projects because of her passion for Webb. She is a member of the Webb Leadership Committee, which organizes community service and outreach projects for students. She has also been the student representative to Webb’s Board of Trustees and is the Co-Chair of the Women of Webb. Her interests include workboat design, LNG fueling, and the energy sector. Upon graduation, Hannah would like to work for a company within the marine industry and earn a PE license. She will also look to further her education with an MBA degree.

“Hannah is hardworking and dedicated student who has been an important member of the Webb community for the past three and a half years.” says Dean Matthew Werner. “Her focus on excellence, professionalism, community service, and leadership illustrate that her guiding principles are in alignment with the Crowley Maritime Corporation and this award.”

“The Thomas B. Crowley Memorial Scholarship Program is a true testament to Crowley’s commitment to higher education and the future of the maritime industry,” said President R. Keith Michel. “Webb Institute is honored to continue its partnership with Crowley Maritime Corp. and this prestigious program that has generously chosen to highlight and support our students.”

Since 1984, Crowley has provided more than $3 million dollars in scholarship funding for more than 1,000 students studying at maritime academies and other select institutions in the U.S., Puerto Rico and Central America. In 1994, Crowley Chairman and CEO Crowley Jr. established the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship Program in honor of his father.

To learn more about the Thomas B. Crowley Sr. Memorial Scholarship program, visit