NU introduces Brian Bill Engineering Triathlon as part of National Engineers Week celebration

NU introduces Brian Bill Engineering Triathlon as part of National Engineers Week celebration

National Engineers Week is celebrated in late February each year. At Norwich, the members of the engineering honor society, Tau Beta Pi, plan a full week of fun and competitions among the engineering departments to see which program will hold the coveted E-Week trophy for the next year.

The theme this year was “Discover Engineering: Let’s Make a Difference,” a week of events that included box stacking, dodgeball, snow sculptures, chess, a triathlon and professor bowling ended with the Mechanical Engineering students claiming the prize in a tight contest.

This year was also the inaugural year of the Brian Bill Engineering Triathlon, honoring Brian Bill who graduated in 2001 with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering, and who lost his life in the Global War on Terror on August 6, 2011. The trophy was awarded to this year’s winners, mechanical engineering, by Brian’s classmates Maj. Will Storms and Kevin Hancock, who spoke to students and faculty about Brian’s life and legacy.

In recent years, the engineering faculty and students have worked with Admissions during E-Week to host accepted engineering students and introduce them to the David Crawford School of Engineering. This year 97 prospective students joined in many of the E-Week activities, sat in on a class, and toured the engineering labs.