David Crawford School of Engineering

“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 …

Norwich students Join NASA competitions, internships

This summer Norwich engineering students participated in a variety of challenging NASA competitions, internships and space launches. The following is a brief roundup of their endeavors. RASC-AL Competition A team of mechanical engineering students was selected as one of fourteen finalists in the 2014 NASA/NIA Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts …

New faculty spotlight: Capt. Brian S. Bradke, PhD, USAF

Prof. Brian Bradke joins the Department of Mechanical Engineering this year as a visiting assistant professor. This fall, he is teaching Statics, an Introduction to Engineering lab and Mechanical Engineering Lab I. He holds degrees in biomedical engineering and mechanical engineering, and his research interests span both medical and engineering disciplines. …

Norwich first to print 3D Lincoln life mask

You’ve seen his two-dimensional likeness on countless photos, pennies and five-dollar bills. Now you can see what Abraham Lincoln looked like in the flesh thanks to a pioneering collaboration between the Smithsonian Institution, the Sullivan Museum and History Center and Norwich’s Mechanical Engineering Department. A new Smithsonian Affiliate, the …