David Crawford School of Engineering

STEM Merit Badge Day at NU

Thirty Boy Scouts from across the state of Vermont came to Norwich on Saturday, February 21, to participate in the Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) Merit Badge Day to earn a merit badge in one of the STEM disciplines. Scouts registered to earn one merit badge during the day and chose from merit badge topics ranging from “American Business” …

Study Engineering in Turkey Without the Language Barrier

By Eugene Sevi, P.E., Professor Emeritus One of Norwich’s primary goals is to provide international experiences for all students.  Unfortunately, most engineering and technical students do not have the language skills to study abroad in another language. Bogazici and Bilkent Universities in Turkey provide outstanding opportunities for Norwich students …

Norwich engineering students partner with Vermont schools, communities for nine service learning projects

Tara Kulkarni, PhD, PE Assistant Professor | Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering During the fall semester, 30 junior and senior year civil and environmental engineering students participated in nine different service-learning projects, working with 10 different community partners. These projects were part of a four-week lab experience …

“NU Launch” to Support Student Business Startups

NU Launch, a new Norwich student business pitch competition, has a message for student entrepreneurs: “A support network is here for you. Plug into it and propel your idea forward.” Roughly $7,000 in startup money will go to Norwich student teams developing business or venture ideas for future launch. Investment funds come from VentureWell, formerly …

Prof. Karen Supan Attends STEM Educators Conference

Assistant Prof. of Mechanical Engineering Karen Supan was accepted to participate in the New England Board of Higher Education’s (NEBHE) National Science Foundation (NSF) Advanced Technological Education (ATE) funded project, Advanced Manufacturing Problem Based Learning (AM PBL) Program. In July 2014, she joined 31 science, technology, engineering, …

Norwich Hosts Vermont’s Second Lego Robotics Tournament

Sixteen years ago, Segway inventor and engineer extraordinaire Dean Kamen co-founded the FIRST® LEGO® League (FLL®), a robotics tournament designed to engage teams of middle school students in solving real world problems using science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. Today, the international program is wildly successful. While first-time …