David Crawford School of Engineering

Norwich Engineering Students Design for NASA

By R. Danner Friend, P.E., Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering Since 2007, students in the David Crawford School of Engineering have been actively involved in NASA-related design and research activities. Funding for these projects, which averages $10,000 to $15,000 per year, is provided by NASA via the Vermont Space Grant Consortium and NASA …

Profile: MassDOT Chief Engineer Patty Leavenworth ‘87

By Jess Clarke Patty Leavenworth ’87 started training for her career when she was a child. She sometimes visited job sites with her father, who worked as a civil engineer, and loved to build toy roads in the sand piles he brought to their yard. Now a civil engineer herself, Leavenworth’s life is still filled with roads and job sites. Since 2013, …

Civil Engineering Students’ Design Skills Tested with Annual Steel Bridge and Big Beam Competitions

These two competitions require teams of students to design, construct, and then test their design. The students use their structural analysis and design skills, as well as estimating, scheduling, project management, time management, and team leadership skills. AISC/ASCE Student Steel Bridge Competition Who: Team Captains and lead designers/fabricators: …