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NU architecture student receives research award for excellence

Transformed Airstream trailerArchitecture major Dan Wheeler received the King Student Medal for his independent research project, “Narrative Architecture: An Inquiry into the Cultural Value of Craft.” MORE


Innovation grant sparks (re)making the Archistream project

Transformed Airstream trailerA team of third- and fourth-year architecture students transformed a 21-foot 1969 Airstream Globetrotter into a mobile outreach, education and design center. MORE


Student research spurs policy change in Solar Decathlon

The Norwich Delta T90 house at the 2013 Solar DecathlonBrendan Brogan’s independent study surveyed and critically compared the solar electric and solar thermal systems presented by all collegiate teams participating in the 2013 Solar Decathlon. MORE

Google student veteran scholar explores cheap, pop-up broadband

mobile ad-hoc networksComputer Science junior and Marine Corps veteran Will Perry continues his research this summer into affordable mobile ad-hoc networks. MORE


Akhan Almagambetov

Faculty Awards & Research

Three colleagues have Faculty Development release time to conduct research during this summer and fall. MORE


Students hear from finance, real estate experts in Montreal

Business & Management students in MontrealBusiness and Management students met experts in corporate finance and real estate investment and heard from Norwich MBA alumnus Donna Lisk, the chief financial officer of Lacoste. MORE

Recording frog croaks cheaply focus of senior design capstone

Low-cost audio loggerTwo seniors worked on a capstone design project to develop a low-cost audio logger to record wildlife sounds and environmental conditions in wilderness habitats. MORE


Thermal degradation kinetics of nanocomposite materials

Karen Supan testing nanocompositesFor two years, Dr. Karen Supan has been testing polymers with laser pulse heating, which can simulate the heating that occurs during a ballistic event. MORE


Civil engineering students help Vermont town improve beach access

A Norwich student engineering team provided design assistance for extending roadside parking, controlling erosion, mitigating growing storm water runoff and redesigning changing facilities. MORE

Nursing capstones in summary

Shanyse Lingham presents her capstone project at the School of Nursing day of researchThis past spring the School of Nursing held a research day in which 33 seniors presented papers and posters on their capstone research. MORE


Care of psychiatric patients in the ER

Sign pointing toward emergency entranceWhen a psychiatric patient is included in planning his or her care in the emergency department and after discharge, they are more likely to follow the plan. MORE


Incivility in nursing education

StethescopeSince today’s students are tomorrow’s colleagues, issues of bullying and incivility need to be recognized and addressed in the academic setting before such individuals become staff nurses in the work force. MORE

Featured Project

Archistream project

All photos courtesy of Tolya Stonorov

 

“Archistream”

Ten Norwich University School of Architecture + Art students in Prof. Tolya Stonorov’s design studio spent 3,000 hours on a project to transform a 21-foot 1969 Airstream Globetrotter into a mobile outreach, education and design center. This unique American Institute of Architects, Vermont Chapter (AIAVT) project was made possible through a $42,750 grant from the AIA National Innovation Fund to create an “Archistream.”

The Archistream will travel across Vermont to promote architecture in rural areas. The camper’s redesigned interior features a work and meeting zone, a resource and display area, and a communal sitting space.

The Archistream began its outreach journey this summer at the ECHO Lake Aquarium and Science Center in Burlington, Vt., where visitors explore it and learn about the role of design in our communities.

The Archistream is designed to be a “rolling classroom center and gallery” of sorts that encourages curiosity and creativity around the thought processes and various materials used in building and architecture. Visitors will become more aware of the value architects bring to community planning, historic preservation, disaster mitigation and other processes.

Read more about the project in this feature story published in Seven Days.