Norwich University to Dedicate Cyber War Room to Judge Thaddeus Buczko

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

November 16, 2018

Norwich University officials have named the new $1.6 million Cybersecurity War Room located in the recently dedicated Mack Hall the Thaddeus Buczko ’47 Cyber War Room in honor of retired civil servant and prominent Massachusetts Judge Thaddeus Buczko, in a dedication ceremony held on Saturday, Nov. 10.

During the Saturday ceremony, Buczko joined Norwich President Richard W. Schneider (pictured), College of Professional Schools Dean Aron Temkin, family and others to celebrate the honor.

“Ted has embodied the Norwich guiding value of service before self,” Schneider said during the ceremony. “With grateful appreciation for Ted’s service to Norwich University, the Mack Hall Cyber War Room is dedicated in his honor, with gratitude, by the Board of Trustees and the President of Norwich University.”

A native of Salem, Mass., Buczko graduated from Norwich University with honors in 1947 with a Bachelor of Arts in Government. An Army veteran, he served in the U.S. Navy in World War II, in the Korean War and retired as a Colonel in the U.S. Army Reserve. A graduate of the Boston University School of Law, Buczko was admitted to the Massachusetts Bar in 1951 and served the Commonwealth of Massachusetts as Auditor and State Representative as well as the Salem community as Postmaster and City Councilor prior to his honorary appointment as Magistrate of the Probate and Family Court.

As a Norwich alumnus, Buczko has faithfully served as a member of the Norwich University Alumni Association, the Board of Fellows and the Partridge Society Board. In 1996, he received an honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Norwich University. In his enduring commitment to support Norwich University students, Buczko created the Buczko Family Scholarship and the Judge Thaddeus Buczko ’47 Scholarship to assist students with financial need. 

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Alumnus to Give Talk: “Design and Profit: Architectural Practice in the Age of Accumulation”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

October 8, 2018

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is pleased to welcome back Aaron Cayer (M.Arch., 2012) for a talk on his path after Norwich and on the interdisciplinary research for his recently completed doctorate in architecture history and theory (UCLA, 2018). Free and open to the public, this event is on Wednesday, Oct. 10, at 1 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Cayer’s talk will focus on the history of AECOM (presently the largest firm in the world), including their close involvement with the U.S. military and the designing of the first intercontinental ballistic missile system in the U.S. His work illustrates the ways in which architects work in a broad range of areas, from Hollywood production design to military infrastructure to the designing of the architecture firm itself.

An ethnographer and historian, Cayer is Assistant Professor of Architecture History at the University of New Mexico. Previously, he taught at Cal Poly, Pomona, and from 2012–2017 he was a Senior Research Associate at cityLAB, an urban research center within UCLA’s Department of Architecture and Urban Design. In 2016, Cayer co-founded the Los Angeles chapter of The Architecture Lobby, an advocacy organization concentrating on the political and social value of architectural workers. His current research focuses on the histories and theories of postwar corporate architecture practices as they overlap with those of labor, capitalism, and urban political economies.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Presents Architect Antje Steinmuller on Co-Living

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

September 27, 2018

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art presents “Living Together: Negotiating Domestic Boundaries,” a presentation by Antje Steinmuller, an architectural designer whose work incorporates the interactions of citizen-led and city-regulated processes in the creation of urban space. Free and open to the public, this talk is on Friday, Oct. 5, at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Steinmuller is Chair and Associate Professor of Architecture at California College of the Arts (CCA), where as Associate Director of the Urban Works Agency, CCA’s urban research lab, she has led collaborations with the San Francisco Planning Department; Raumlabor, Berlin; Basurama, Madrid and European universities. Before moving to the U.S., she worked on a range of projects in offices across Germany, including the Berlin Parliamentary Offices with Braunfels Architekten. She earned her first architecture degree at Technische Universitaet Berlin and acquired an M.Arch. from the University of California, Berkeley, where she was a John K. Branner Fellow and received the Henry Adams Medal and the Howard Friedman Thesis Prize. She investigates new typologies of urban areas, new forms of collective living, and the integration of architecture in relation to the current housing crisis. Steinmuller is also Principal at Studio Urbis, an architecture, urban design and research practice in Berkeley, and co-founder of ideal x design, a design consultancy focused on the conditions and opportunities of public spaces in transition.

Steinmuller’s lecture will focus on aspects of co-living. An increased migration to cities in recent decades has compounded pressures on urban land, opening up the divide between those who can afford property and those who are living in precarious conditions to gain access to the economic opportunities the city historically offers. Rising land values have encouraged development models that commodify land in increasingly homogenous ways. The mass production of sameness of architecture has collided with urban populations that are increasingly heterogeneous. Against this backdrop, new typologies of commoning domestic space—communes, coliving, cooperatives, amongst others—have emerged to create domestic spaces that more precisely reflect contemporary values and a diversity of needs.

Steinmuller combines her research on co-living typologies with reflections on how architecture, and the architect, can become an agent in developing housing that reflects diverse contemporary lifestyles. Drawing on her experiences as a researcher and practitioner, her talk pairs lessons from her analytical and speculative work with the Urban Works Agency with examples of built projects from her practice with Studio Urbis.

The School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and open to the public.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Launches 2018-19 Architecture + Art Lecture Series with Alumnus and Student Researchers

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

September 10, 2018

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art kicks off the 2018-19 academic year with presentations from a graduate of the program and several students who conducted research abroad during an event on Friday, Sept. 14, at 2 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Free and open to the public, this event kicks of this year’s lecture series theme of DIVERSITIES.

This first event in the annual lecture series will feature alumnus Mike Lee (M.Arch., 2013), Architectural Designer at Payette, Boston, Mass. Lee’s lecture will follow brief presentations by three current Norwich Architecture students: GianCarlo Greco and Park Laflin on their service learning experiences in Tanzania and Michael Menn on his Undergraduate Summer Research Fellowship in Moscow.

The theme of DIVERSITIES offers a range of events to engage the many kinds of diversity that inform and animate the practice and scholarship of architecture. A preview of the entire series is below; unless otherwise noted, all events begin at 4:00 pm and are in Chaplin Hall Gallery. All events are open to the public.

Antje Steinmuller will speak on Friday, October 5. Steinmuller is Chair and Associate Professor of Architecture at the California College of the Arts, Oakland, Calif.; Principal of Studio URBIS, Berkeley, Calif.; and Co-founder of ideal x design, San Francisco and Berkeley, Calif. On Friday, November 2, the School of Architecture+Art will travel to Burlington to view the international art exhibition, “I AM,” featuring 31 women artists from the Middle East, and hear participating Arab-American artist Helen Zughaib. The exhibition will be open from 2 pm and the lecture will begin at 4 pm at the exhibition venue, the Cathedral Church of St. Paul (2 Cherry Street, Burlington).

Phyllis Kornfeld, artist and educator from Stockbridge, Mass., and author of Cellblock Visions: Prison Art in America, will lecture on Friday, February 15, and will share a temporary “table display” highlighting the fruits of thirty years’ teaching the incarcerated. And on Friday, March 1, Francophone architect Lia Ruccolo, Principal of Lia Ruccolo Architecte, Montreal, Canada, will reflect on her international design practice.

The culminating event will be our Spring Symposium: Economic Diversity and the Built Environment. On Friday, April 5, a panel of scholars and practitioners will address the topic from multiple perspectives: Gina Merrit (Northern Real Estate Urban Ventures, Washington, DC), Alex Schafran (Geography, University of Leeds, England), Barbara Wilson (Urban and Environmental Planning, University of Virginia), Sarah Lopez (Architecture, University of Texas at Austin), and David Scheer (Minimum Viable Life, San Francisco, Calif.). The Symposium will run from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

In addition to the generous support of the Byrne Foundation, many events are further co-sponsored: Zughaib by the Interfaith Youth Core; Kornfeld by the Norwich School of Justice Studies & Sociology; Ruccolo by the Norwich French Program; the Symposium by the Norwich Center for Global Resilience and Security.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Receives $3.5M in NSF Grant for Cybersecurity Scholarships

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

August 28, 2018

Norwich University has received a $3.58 million grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) as part of a “Scholarship for Service” program, in which student-recipients majoring in computer security and information assurance commit to work for the federal government following graduation.

A five-year grant to be disbursed from September 2018 – August 2023, this is a renewal of a scholarship program that Norwich has been involved in for years. Norwich University entered the NSF’s Cyber Corps in 2002. That qualifies the university to receive scholarship funds in this Scholarship for Service program, which is dedicated to cybersecurity education, workforce development and cybersecurity research opportunities.

Students enrolled in the program receive full tuition, housing, books and a summer internship. In return, they commit to work full time (year for year) for federal, state, local, tribal, or federally-funded research and development centers in the field of cybersecurity. Since 2002, 43 Norwich students have been part of the Scholarship for Service Community.

“Being part of the SFS program allows Norwich to attract top cybersecurity students who want real opportunities to make a difference in the world,” said Huw Read, director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics and Global Cyber Threat Observatory. “These scholars will not only train in current best practice to help secure the nation, but will engage in cutting-edge research projects helping to create a science of cybersecurity.”

Beginning this fall, five students will be attending Norwich on an NSF Cyber Corps scholarship. The timing is fortuitous: This fall Norwich opens a brand new academic building, Mack Hall, which houses a $1.6 million state-of-the-art cybersecurity War Room, a dedicated Digital Forensics laboratory, and a Cyber research lab, which are all powered by the Norwich University Center for Academic Computing-Digital Forensics (NUCAC-DF). The War Room seats 24 students and will be used to host cyber war games and teach students how to perform penetration tests. The Digital Forensics lab also seats 24 and contains state-of-the-art equipment to forensically analyze cellular devices, computers, and emerging technologies such as Internet of Things (IoT). Research work conducted in the separate Cyber research lab will be submitted to leading Cyber conferences around the world giving students an opportunity to present their research internationally.

NUCAC-DF serves students and faculty and is used for deploying specialist learning environments for the Computer Security & Information Assurance (CSIA) program, for fostering a culture of research amongst students, for outreach activities and for providing physical infrastructure for the very best students to manage and maintain.

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Defense Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

Norwich is also home to GenCyber@NU, a National Security Agency and National Science Foundation-funded cybersecurity camp for high school students.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Receives $20k Grant from TD Bank Charitable Foundation for Design Build Tiny House Project

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

July 9, 2018

Norwich University has been awarded a $20,000 grant from the TD Bank Charitable Foundation, the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank® to fund the design and building of additional tiny houses by students and faculty in the School of Architecture + Art and the David Crawford School of Engineering.

The grant will support the Creating Affordable Sustainable Architecture (CASA) Initiative, a program within the College of Professional Schools that focuses on research and development of affordable housing for low-income families in Vermont. The first micro-house module produced through the CASA Initiative, the 324-square-foot CASA 802 (pictured), earned the 2016 People’s Choice Award from the Vermont Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIAVT) and is now occupied by a low-income owner at the Shelburnewood Mobile Home Coop in Shelburne, Vermont.

A second iteration of a Norwich tiny house, the 288-square-foot SuCASA (Single-Unit CASA), made with nearly all locally sourced, sawn and produced materials will also be located in Shelburnewood. Additional versions of the house are now available from Fontaine Millwork & Forestry, a family-run sawmill in East Montpelier, Vt.

With this most recent grant, Norwich University is partnering with Down Street Design and the Mad River Valley Planning District to provide affordable housing at the Verdmont Mobile Home Park in Waitsfield, VT. With the building’s particularly tight envelope and an approximate annual electricity cost of $564, the tiny house directly aligns with Vermont’s 2015 Comprehensive Energy Plan goals to reduce total energy consumption per capita by 15% by 2025 and by more than one third by 2050.

“In the true Norwich traditions of experiential learning and service to others, we are offering students credit to research, develop and produce a house that offers a solution to the housing crisis in Vermont, and this generous gift from TD Bank Charitable Foundation is helping to make that possible,” said Aron Temkin, an architect, professor and dean of the College of Professional Schools at Norwich University.

“For over 20 years, design/build has been part of the College of Professional Schools’ curriculum,” School of Architecture + Art Director Cara Armstrong said.

Norwich students have been addressing Vermont community needs through the construction of full-scale projects such as a day-camp classroom and community building in Randolph; outdoor classrooms in Northfield and Twinfield; a passive solar addition to a local library in Roxbury; a mobile, solar-powered laboratory that travels throughout Vermont and New England; and the Delta T-90, its award winning entry into the 2013 U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon.

The CASA project’s primary objective is to develop a regionally derived, affordable housing model that will serve Vermont end-users.

“We ultimately aim to develop a modular system of tiny houses, units that can stand alone or be combined to create larger, cohesive structures depending on the needs of the occupant,” said Armstrong. “We have committed to continuing our work with students and faculty across disciplines to design and build adaptable and sustainable housing to be affordable by a family living at 80% of Vermont’s median income level and below.”

“TD is committed to driving positive change through working collaborations that enrich the lives of our diverse communities across Vermont,” said Phil Daniels, Market President, TD Bank. “We are honored to be a part of this effort, created by Norwich University, to help provide affordable housing for low-to-moderate income families and individuals in Vermont.”

About the TD Charitable Foundation

The TD Charitable Foundation is the charitable giving arm of TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, one of the 10 largest commercial banking organizations in the United States. Since its inception in 2002, the Foundation has distributed more than $193.8 million and 19,000 grants in charitable donations from Maine to Florida. The Foundation’s mission aligns with The Ready Commitment, a new multi-year program that TD launched in March 2018 to help individuals and communities prosper. As part of The Ready Commitment, TD targets CDN $1 billion (US $775 million) in total by 2030 towards community giving in four areas critical to opening doors for an inclusive tomorrow – Financial Security, a more Vibrant Planet, Connected Communities and Better Health. Through The Ready Commitment, TD’s aspiration is to link business, products, services, and community giving to help people feel more confident – not just about their finances, but about their future and their ability to achieve their personal goals in a changing world. For further information, visit TD.com/thereadycommitment.  More information on the TD Charitable Foundation, including the online grant application, is available at TDBank.com.

About TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is one of the 10 largest banks in the U.S., providing more than 9 million customers with a full range of retail, small business and commercial banking products and services at more than 1,200 convenient locations throughout the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Metro D.C., the Carolinas and Florida. In addition, TD Bank and its subsidiaries offer customized private banking and wealth management services through TD Wealth®, and vehicle financing and dealer commercial services through TD Auto Finance. TD Bank is headquartered in Cherry Hill, N.J. To learn more, visit TDBank.com. Find TD Bank on Facebook at facebook.com/TDBank and on Twitter at twitter.com/TDBank_US.

TD Bank, America’s Most Convenient Bank®, is a member of TD Bank Group and a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank of Toronto, Canada, a top 10 financial services company in North America. The Toronto-Dominion Bank trades on the New York and Toronto stock exchanges under the ticker symbol “TD”. To learn more, visit TD.com.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019.

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Receives $170K NSA/NSF Grant to Host Two GenCyber Summer Camps

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

April 30, 2018

Norwich University has earned two grants totaling over $170,549 from the National Security Agency (NSA) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to host two summer camps. Now in its fourth year, GenCyber@NU will be joined by a new advanced camp, GenCyberForensics@NU. The camps will teach high school juniors and seniors about CyberSecurity.

These comprehensive programs are free to all participants and will be taught by standout Norwich faculty and students including Director of the Center for Advanced Computing and Digital Forensics Professor Huw Read and Associate Director for Computer Science and Computer Science and Information Assurance programs Matthew Bovee.

Applications are invited from high school students who will be entering their junior or senior year in the fall of 2018. Deadline to apply to both camps is May 9, 2018. All expenses for the week-long programs, including tuition, room and board, and applicable local commuting to and from the Norwich University campus, field trips, and other program fees are at no cost to GenCyber participants.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest, letter of recommendation and an unofficial high school transcript via the online submission form: http://bit.ly/2rbtXRe

The Cyber Security and Cyber Defense Camp runs July 22-28, 2018, and features:

  • Introduction to Cyber: Learn about information security and cyber forensics through lectures, labs and from guest speakers.
  • Hands-On Exercises: Cyber camp counselors and faculty will reveal the inner workings of computers, networks, security and forensics in a “War Room.”
  • Outdoor Exercises: Including a cyber treasure hunt where the rogue WiFi hotspots mark the spot.
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in cyber and facilitate a Q&A with campers about life as a cyber specialist.
  • Off-campus excursions: A tasty trip to the home of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream will show how cyber is everywhere, even in the heart of an ice cream factory, and learn what happens during a real cyber-security attack on a national infrastructure with various hands-on team exercises.
  • Competitive Exercises: Surprise cyber forensic challenges with prizes awarded to the winners.

The Advanced Cyber Forensics Camp runs July 29-August 4, 2018, and features:

  • Introduction to Cyber Forensics: Learn about the different jobs you can do within forensics, and get a sense of each.
  • Deep-dive: Enjoy detailed training with hands-on exercises in several tools used for analyzing computers and mobile devices – with the opportunity to take a certification exam!
  • Outdoor Exercises: Including Norwich’s first digital detective whodunit! Did we mention you get to keep the mobile phone?
  • Guest Speakers: Experts will present “hot topics” in forensics and facilitate a Q&A about life as a
    forensic specialist.
  • Off-campus excursions: A look at how industry is helping to combat challenges to new
    technology such as the Internet of Things.
  • Competitive Exercises: Surprise cyber forensic challenges with prizes awarded to the winners.

Additionally, GenCyber@NU participants will be provided with the hardware and software to build a mini computer, which campers keep at the end of the program. GenCyberForensics@NU participants will be provided with hardware and software to perform mobile security assessments, which campers keep at the end of the program.

Ranked #2 by the Ponemon Institute for cyber security in the U.S., Norwich University programs are consistently ranked among the best in the nation for cyber security education. Norwich University is recognized as a National Center of Academic Excellence in Information Assurance Education by the National Security Agency (NSA) and the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and has received designation as a Center of Digital Forensics Academic Excellence (CDFAE) by the Defense Cyber Crime Center (DC3). Beginning in 2002, Norwich University became a member of what is now called National Science Foundation’s Cyber Corps: Scholarship for Service program. Norwich is partnered with the United States Army Reserves (USAR) to develop cyber-education curricula that align with federal standards and cybersecurity needs. Most recently Norwich’s online graduate program was named one of the top ten best cybersecurity graduate programs in the country by Universities.com.

For more information, please visit: http://profschools.norwich.edu/business/gen-cyber-camp/

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin, M’17
Director of Media Relations & Community Affairs
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Presents National Symposium “Building Social Justice: Art as Activism”

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 30, 2018

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art will host a symposium, “Building Social Justice: Art as Activism,” a roundtable discussion preceded by brief individual presentations exploring the ways the arts and humanities contribute to building a more humane, just, and integrated world on Friday, April 6 at 3 p.m. in the Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Free and open to the public, the Symposium is the final installment of The School of Architecture + Art’s 2017-18 Lecture Series. A reception will follow in the Atrium of Chaplin Hall.

Four dynamic leaders in the field make up the panel:

  • From Washington University, Assistant Professor Jesse Vogler is an artist and designer whose work sits at the intersection of landscape, politics, and performance. His work addresses the entanglements between landscape and law, taking on themes of work, property, expertise, and perfectibility. Vogler is a MacDowell Fellow, Co-Director of the Institute of Marking and Measuring, and teaches across the fields of landscape, architecture, art and urbanism. Vogler’s work has been supported by Graham Foundation grants as well as the Mellon Foundation’s Divided City initiative, and has been exhibited and published broadly.
  • Helen Slade is a founding member of Territory, an award-winning design studio program in Chicago. Territory focuses on giving youth a voice through design work in the community. Through their programs for Chicago’s youth, students become involved with community planning, urban design and public-art projects, helping students become engaged with different groups of people and develop as leaders. Slade is also a licensed architect, public art organizer, educator and curator.
  • Anna Goodman, Assistant Professor of Practice at Portland State University in Oregon, received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley in 2015 and is a Fellow at the Center for Public Interest Design. According to Goodman, her work “focuses on the politics of architectural practice and the role of making and craft in defining the boundaries of professional identity.” Goodman’s writing on design-build practice has been widely cited and she has won multiple awards for her research, including the Charlotte W. Newcombe Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship and the Carter Manny Award from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts.
  • Eric Morrow joins us locally from Burlington, Vt. Morrow was the AIA 2017 Vermont president and is the Burlington 2030 district chair. Morrow is currently an architect with Centerline Architects Inc, and received his BArch from Pennsylvania State University. Morrow is a teacher at the acclaimed design-build school, Yestermorrow, and has a passion for “carefully crafted projects that are sophisticated in design and in harmony with their surroundings.”

The panel will be moderated by Assistant Professors of Architecture Tolya Stonorov and Timothy Parker and Assistant Professor of Philosophy Brian Glenney.

The School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and open to the public.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University Students Win NASA BIG Idea Engineering Design Challenge with Inflatable Solar Array for Mars

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 9, 2018

A team of five Norwich University students led by Mechanical Engineering Professor Brian Bradke has won NASA’s 2018 Breakthrough, Innovative and Game-changing (BIG) Idea Engineering Design Challenge with its Norwich Inflatable Mars Solar Array (NIMSA).

According to NASA: “In 2017, NASA called for proposals for large power systems that could be used on the surface of Mars. Because these systems need to be in place before humans ever arrive on the Red Planet, teams were required to propose robotic or autonomous solutions for deployment and sustainable operation.”

This is the third year NASA has put on the challenge, which “enlists university teams from across the nation to develop creative solutions to some of the agency’s most relevant challenges,” according to a NASA press release.

“I am proud of our team’s work and performance at the competition,” David Crawford School of Engineering Director Stephen Fitzhugh said. “They are a wonderful example of Norwich students displaying the Norwich value of ‘conceiving as well as executing’.”

Along with Bradke, the Norwich team is comprised of Mechanical Engineering majors: Tyler Azure, of Lino Lakes, Minn. (pictured far right); Nicole Goebel, of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada (pictured second from the right); Laurie King, of Waddington, N.Y. (pictured second from the left); and Braeden Ostepchuk, of Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada (pictured far left); and Electrical and Computer Engineering major Charlene Huyler, of Westport, Mass (pictured, center).

King, Goebel and Ostepchuk are also student-athletes who compete for Norwich’s championship hockey teams. Ostepchuk was a member of Norwich’s 2017 national championship men’s hockey team, while Goebel and King are three victories away from winning the women’s hockey program’s second national championship.

“I am continually impressed by our Norwich students,” Bradke said. “They are knowledgeable, well-spoken, motivated, creative and well-rounded young adults that are capable of undertaking any challenge on Earth (or for that matter, Mars!)  I’d put our students up against any other university, without reservation.”

The four other teams in the competition were: The University of Colorado Boulder, which came in second place; Princeton; Texas A&M University; and The University of Virginia.

About the Challenge:

The BIG Idea Challenge is sponsored by NASA Space Technology Mission Directorate’s Game Changing Development Program, and managed by the National Institute of Aerospace. For more information about NASA’s Space Technology Mission directorate, go to: http://www.nasa.gov/spacetech. For more information about the 2018 Big Idea Challenge, please visit: http://bigidea.nianet.org/.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Presents Writer, Critical Theorist, and Scholar of Religion Sarah Sentilles

NORWICH UNIVERSITY OFFICE OF COMMUNICATIONS

March 8, 2018

Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Welcomes Sarah Sentilles, author of “Draw Your Weapons,” to speak about art, war, peace, and the possibility of justice on Friday, March 23, at 4 p.m. in Chaplin Hall Gallery.

Books will be available for sale and a book signing will follow the presentation.

Sentilles is an acclaimed writer, critical theorist, and scholar of religion. The author of four books, she has engaged complex social issues ranging from women as ministers in the church, to ending one’s relationship with God, to education in poverty-stricken areas of the U.S. She earned her Bachelor’s at Yale and has a Master’s of Divinity and a Doctorate in Theology from Harvard Divinity School. She has taught at Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland State University, California State University Channel Islands, and Willamette University.

In her newest publication, “Draw Your Weapons,” Sentilles asks important and difficult questions that are formed around the core of the book: the idea that art may offer tools for remaking the world. “Draw Your Weapons” has received praise from many quarters including Oprah magazine and the National Book Review. For more information, see http://www.sarahsentilles.com.

The Norwich University School of Architecture + Art Lecture Series is supported by a generous grant from the Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation. For more than 10 years, the Byrne Foundation has partnered with Norwich to bring eminent national and international architects, designers, artists, and writers to campus. Events are free and open to the public.

The Jack and Dorothy Byrne Foundation is a philanthropic organization that supports cancer research, education, volunteerism, and other charitable endeavors.

Norwich University’s School of Architecture + Art is the only National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) accredited architecture school in northern New England.

About Norwich University˜

Norwich University is a diversified academic institution that educates traditional-age students and adults in a Corps of Cadets and as civilians. Norwich offers a broad selection of traditional and distance-learning programs culminating in Baccalaureate and Graduate Degrees. Norwich University was founded in 1819 by Captain Alden Partridge of the U.S. Army and is the oldest private military college in the United States of America. Norwich is one of our nation’s six senior military colleges and the birthplace of the Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC).www.norwich.edu 

In fulfillment of Norwich’s mission to train and educate today’s students to be tomorrow’s global leaders and captains of industry, the Forging the Future campaign is committed to creating the best possible learning environment through state-of-the-art academics and world-class facilities. Norwich University will celebrate its bicentennial in 2019. Learn more about the campaign and how to participate in the “Year of Transformation” here: bicentennial.norwich.edu.    

Media Contact:
Daphne Larkin
Assistant Director of Communications
Office Tel: (802) 485-2886
dlarkin@norwich.edu