There are several student competitions each year that allow you to present your hard work and go head-to-head with students from other schools. Entries include design projects, academic papers, and research conducted with faculty members. Western New England University was recently recognized as an official chapter of the Society of Civil Engineers and its members have the opportunity to participate in the Concrete Canoe Competition and the Steel Bridge Competition. Students also enter their entrepreneurial inventions to the Grinspoon Entrepreneurship Initiative Awards to vie for prize money to fund their own business or product.
Our students have participated in the U.S Department of Energy Solar Decathlon, where they were tasked with building a fully-functioning solar powered house. They went head-to-head with other prestigious schools for top honors in designing and constructing an efficient and aesthetically pleasing house. Joined by international teammates from the Universidad Tecnólogica de Panamá and Universidad Tecnólogica Centroamericana, the project embodied the College of Engineering’s global vision for engineering education.