David Crawford School of Engineering

Safer Skies: Real Time Hypoxia Monitoring for Pilots

By Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Brian Bradke, PhD Norwich engineering student Kevin Taylor ’17 spent the summer working on a new system for improving safety and efficacy of fighter pilots. The challenge: to devise a system for monitoring blood oxygenation in fighter pilots. But, he had to do it without interfacing with the aircraft …

Wheel Pad: A Great Idea, and a Beautiful Alliance

By Professor of Civil Engineering Edwin Schmeckpeper, P.E., Chair, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Construction Management Take a great idea, add a few Norwich engineering professors and eager architecture and engineering students, and what do you get? Wheel Pad, an ecofriendly 200-square foot accessible bedroom and bathroom designed to be …

Students Study Renewable Energy in Denmark

Karen Supan, Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering Norwich University launched its inaugural faculty-led study abroad “Maymester” trips this past May 14 – June 2.  Karen Supan, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering, taught a 3-credit mechanical engineering elective course on renewable energy in Copenhagen, Denmark.  This locale …

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 …