Senior Spotlight: Alexander Bidwell ’21

Hometown: Pelham, NY

Thesis Title: An Investigation of Transom Stern Flow: An Evaluation of the Impact of Transom Radius

Post Graduate Plans: Excelerate Energy

Favorite Quote.
“Experience is making mistakes and learning from them” – Bill Ackman

Do you have any advice for incoming students?
Don’t be afraid to push yourself and broaden your horizons. You might surprise yourself with what you are capable of.

What was your favorite Winter Work internship?
My favorite internship is actually a series of internships I completed at Excelerate Energy. During my time with the company, I had the opportunity to work across Operations, Engineering & Technical, and Ship Management Departments. The opportunity to work on projects that help deliver clean, reliable energy around the globe was incredibly rewarding.

What was your favorite class at Webb and why?
Ship Design I because it was the first opportunity I had to apply the concepts I had learned over the past two years to a real-world project. Professor Golden did a fantastic job structuring the course and provided invaluable feedback throughout the design process.