David Crawford School of Engineering

Engineering School preparing for re-accreditation

The David Crawford School of Engineering (DCSE) is actively preparing the self-study materials that will drive the fall 2014 Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) re-accreditation process. Norwich Engineering has enjoyed continuous ABET accreditation for decades with each of our accredited programs—Civil & Environmental Engineering, …

From tailpipe to light switch: student research explores converting exhaust waste to electrical power

Adam Kocienski and Logan Gallagher are working on a senior capstone design project that explores the feasibility of converting automotive thermal exhaust waste to electrical power. This project sets itself apart from other thermoelectric generator systems by focusing on the entrepreneurial aspect of maximizing the investment return versus maximizing …

Chris Gour: NU’s Student Engineer of the Year

Christopher Gour has been named Norwich University’s Student Engineer of the Year in recognition of his outstanding academic performance and service to his community. Each year during Engineers Week, Vermont’s governor honors the Professional Engineer of the Year and Student Engineers of the Year from Norwich, the University of Vermont and …

FIRST LEGO League brings budding engineers to campus

Before the David Crawford School of Engineering got involved, Vermont had never presented a FIRST LEGO League competition. That changed on Nov. 16, 2013, when Norwich hosted Nature’s Fury, a regional and national competition for 9- to 14-year-olds, in Plumley Armory. Under the guidance of Prof. David Feinauer, FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition …

A shot in the dark

Rifle-mounted scope project includes student research The Norwich University Applied Research Institutes (NUARI) has undertaken a research project to develop a system that records the image a sniper sees through a rifle-mounted scope. To further this effort, NUARI sponsored a student capstone design project during the 2012-2013 school year. Senior Mechanical …

Matt Rolland joins ME faculty

The Mechanical Engineering Department is happy to announce that Matt Rolland, P.E. has joined the faculty as a lecturer. Rolland is a graduate of the University of Massachusetts Wind Power Program and holds bachelors and master’s degrees in mechanical engineering. He has diverse experience in engineering energy, mechanical and electrical systems and …

Engineering team stands tall at Big Beam contest

Norwich University placed third in its region for the 2013 Student Engineering Design Competition, organized by the Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute (PCI). Called the Big Beam Competition, the objective is for a team of students to fabricate and test a precast concrete beam, earning points for efficient design, greatest load capacity and other …