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

Fall 2019 Lecture Schedule

Date Subject Speaker
Aug 19 Welcome Back President Michel, Dean Werner
Aug 26 Jobs – Resumes and Interviews, Career Services Professors Harris, Scott, and Werner, Josie Wilson
Sept 9 Marine Environment Protection Carleen Lyden Walker, Executive Director, North
American Marine Environment Protection
Sept 16 Battleship Bismark, A Design and Operational History Bill Gartzke
Sept 23 Reserved for Student Services
Sept 30 Marine Electrification Peter Bryn ’06, ABB
Oct 7 Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Possibilities Bill Peters ’81, USCG
Oct 21 Discovery of the Cheops Boat Dr. Bob Brier
Nov 4 Ascendant China, the South China Sea and the China’s
Challenge to the US Global Order
Dr. Mark Meirowitz, SUNY Martime College
Nov 11 Middle States Accreditation Process Prof. Martin & Asst. Dean Harris

Recent 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”


Greg Diggs ’91


“Naval Acquisition Careers”

Greg Diggs ’91

Paul Vragel ’72


“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