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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: …

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” …