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. All videos are available on the Webb Institute Vimeo Channel.

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 mwerner@webb.edu.

Fall 2020 Lecture Schedule

Date Subject Speaker
Aug 24 Welcome Back President Michel, Dean Werner, Lauren Carballo
Aug 31 Drugs and Alcohol Awareness LICADD
Sept 14 Autonomous Systems Dr. Zak Harris ’11, Draper Labs
Sept 21 High-Fidelity Numerical Simulations of Turbulent Flows Prof. Krishnan Mahesh, University of Minnesota
Sept 28 Propeller School Don MacPherson ’80, Technical Director, HydroComp, Inc.
Oct 5 Title IX Ms. Lauren Carballo, DASA
Oct 19 Set-Based Design Dr. David Singer, University of Michigan
Nov 2 Stepped Planing Hulls Dr. Michael Morabito ’05, USNA
Nov 16 TBD TBD
Nov 23 Structural Design Approaches – Ships vs. Offshore Structures Dr. Roger Basu
Nov 30 Advanced Structures and Composites Dr. Anthony Viselli, Dr. Dagher – University of Maine, Advanced Structures & Composites Center
Dec 7 TBD TBD

Past Lectures

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”

Bob+Brier+at+LIU+Post

Greg Diggs ’91

CSRA Inc.

“Naval Acquisition Careers”

Greg Diggs ’91

Paul Vragel ’72

4aBetterBusiness

“Using Systems Engineering to Achieve Transformational Business Results”

Paul Vragel ’72

Josh McMinn ’09

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)

“Life of a Surveyor”

Josh McMinn ’09

Kevin Pearce ’90

Siemen’s Energy Management 

“U.S. Offshore Win Energy Development and Construction”

Kevin Pearce ’90

Dr. James C. Kinsey

Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

“Ocean Robotics : Engineering Innovations Advancing Scientific Observation”

Dr. James C. Kinsey

Paulo Almeida ’95

Tufton Oceanic Limited

“Why Webbies can make good Managers / Bankers / Investment Managers”

Paulo Almeida ’95

Michael Martin

Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering at Webb Institute

“Shipboard Energy Management”

Michael Martin