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.”