Outstanding Contributions to Education in Naval Architecture, Marine or Ocean Engineering
The 2018 William H. Webb Medalist
Edwin G. WigginsWebb Institute
Edwin G. Wiggins received B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in chemical, nuclear, and mechanical engineering respectively. He served in the U.S. Navy for thirteen years.
Following his naval service Ed joined the faculty of Texas Maritime Academy, where he served as head of the marine engineering department for about three years. Next, he served on the faculty of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy for five and a half years, including five years as head of engineering.
In July 1987 Ed joined the faculty of Webb Institute, where he continues to serve on a part-time basis. From 1987 to 1992 Ed served as Webb’s dean. During his time at Webb, Ed has been heavily involved in the accreditation of engineering programs in the U.S. and beyond.
Ed is the author of numerous professional articles, most of them having to do with the application of computer software in engineering education. The January 2015 issue of Marine Technology contains Ed’s article on the history of the NS Savannah. He served in various officer positions in the NY Metropolitan Section of SNAME and as a Regional Vice President.