Monday Lectures

In addition to the formal courses, all students attend the Monday Lecture Series, these lectures are given by speakers on a wide variety of topics-some technical, but many on quality of life, historical, or current events topics. The Monday lecture series is designed to expand Webb students’ education in both technical and non-technical subject areas. View our current lecture schedule and watch past lectures below.

Also, once or twice a year, a formal, evening lecture of the Zeien Lectures Series is presented.

If you have a suggestion for a Monday lecture or would like to present one, please contact Dean Matthew Werner at ude.bbew@renrewm.

Spring 2023 Lecture Schedule

Date Subject Speaker
8/21/23 Welcome back President Martecchini, Dean Werner, & Lauren Carballo, Director of Admissions & Student Affairs
8/28/23 Know Yourself: True Colors Alyssa Caliguri, Associate Director of Admissions & Student Affairs
9/4/23 Labor Day – No Lecture N/A
9/11/23 Alcohol and Other Drugs LICADD, Steven Chassman
9/18/23 Insights into the Design and Construction of Ships Dillon Esposito ’21 and Will Cyr – NASSCO
9/25/23 Seakeeper: Gyro Stabilization and Product Development Dylan Froriep ’16 – Seakeeper
10/2/23 Engineering a Net Zero Future: How investments and  engineering enable the commercialization of innovative  technology Eric Rose & Samantha Griswold ’14 – Crowley
10/9/23 Fall Break – No Lecture N/A
10/16/23 Marine Valve, Actuation, and Technial Products Kevin Hein – W&O
10/23/23 Finding Fair Winds: Identifying and Mitigating Risks within Offshore Renewable Energy Umberto Varbaro, Longitude Umberto Varbaro – Longitude Engineering
10/30/23 Diversity/Equity/Inclusion/Belonging Andrew Bond’ 91 & Tracy Nixon-Moore – General Dynamics Electric Boat Corporation
11/6/23 Sustainability Conference Led by Professor Bradley Golden
11/13/23 Tutankhamun and the Tomb that Changed the World Dr. Bob Brier – Long Island University
11/20/23 Thanksgiving Day – No Lecture N/A
11/27/23 Preliminary Design and Placemat Development Dr. Bob Scher, Principal Naval Architect – Serco
12/4/23 Unmanned Vehicle Development in the Maritime Industry Alex Lorman, Lily Muir, & Gabe Allen ’23 – ThayerMahan

Past Lectures

The Character of Truly Liberal Education

Dr. Shawn Welnak
Assistant Professor of Philosophy, LIUPost
Adjunct Professor of Political Philosophy, Webb Institute

Tunnel Thrusters: Function, Sizing, and Design

Donald Macpherson ‘80
Technical Director, HydroComp, Inc.

Stepped Planing Hulls. When Are They Appropriate?

Dr. Michael G. Morabito ‘05
Director of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, United States Naval Academy

Gary Vogel 

Eagle Bulk Shipping Inc.

Gary Vogel - Eagle Bulk

James (Jim) Gaughan

American Bureau Shipping (ABS)

“Liquefied Natural Gas Carrier Containment Systems’

James Gaughan

John (Jay) Edgar ’87

Naval Architect, Engineering Leader

“Building SBX: Development of the Sea-based Radar SBX-1”

John (Jay) Edgar ’87

Dr. Bob Brier

Researcher, Egyptologist

“Cleopatra’s Needles: The Lost Obelisks of Egypt”