Campus News Archives
Campus News Archives: October 2010
The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers has awarded its two top undergraduate scholarships to Webb seniors for the fall of their senior year.
Ryan Pfeifer was awarded the Mandell and Lester Rosenblatt Undergraduate Scholarship, and Christopher Rose received the Robert N.
The Board of Trustees of Webb Institute is pleased to appoint Matthew R. Werner as the first American Bureau of Shipping Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.
This is my fourth year at Webb, and as time goes by I learn more about the Institute’s needs and spirit, and I get more involved in many aspects of Webb’s life unrelated to math. I enjoy my role as Monday Lecture Coordinator, and as the Secretary for faculty meetings. I like Webb students: Each class at Webb is different; they are challenging me, and I am challenging them. It is a tremendous joy and responsibility to know that every brick that I am using to build up the mathematical knowledge and freedom in analytical thinking of my students may be used in future in their engineering classes.
Family weekend was so much fun! Having family visit Webb is definitely a great break from all the work. Instead of worrying about what assignments you have to finish, for a weekend, all you have to worry about is which restaurant you want your family to go to. We didn’t have to go anywhere if we didn’t want to, either! Webb was fluttering with activity, from the soccer game on Saturday to the boat race on Sunday. It was wonderful to see my parents for the weekend, especially since I hadn’t seen my dad in almost six months. It was awesome seeing other people’s parents too; I had a particularly good time noticing the similarities between my classmates and their parents. Some of my classmates looked and acted just like their moms and dads, while others seemed to be on completely different wavelengths! On Saturday, I showed my grandparents Webb for the first time and introduced them to one of Webb’s greatest pastimes: being mediocre at sports. After Webb’s soccer team lost honorably to Sarah Lawrence, it was time for a performance by the Webb Family Singers. The WooFS sounded great this year! It’s good to know that even after Dean Compton’s retirement; there are still many students and faculty who are avid about keeping the singing group alive. On Sunday, the freshmen boat races were as entertaining as usual. The heavy seas and stiff breeze off the Webb beach proved too much for some boats, but more boats finished this year than in last year’s race. Everybody had a great time watching the freshmen paddle their way to glory. Overall, the weekend was a great time, and I’m happy that so many families, including mine, were able to enjoy it.