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Mars Garden Project

Red Thumbs: Villanova students find what foods may successfully grow in Martian soil

Growing food on Mars is not just a plotline in the 2015 film The Martian—students in the Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences are proving its potential success.

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Zachary Davis is a Biology student.

Zach Davis ’18 Realizes Research Dreams with Help from Alumni-Funded Fellowship

For a science student, the opportunity to work in the laboratory of a world-renowned researcher, coupled with a funded stint at a famous research center in a beautiful locale, is the stuff of dreams. That’s exactly how Biology major Zach Davis ’18 CLAS spent the summer before his senior year.

Tasha Boland is majoring in mathematics and economics

Number Cruncher

Even for Mathematics majors, following a formula isn’t enough to quench students’ intellectual curiosity in Villanova’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. It can take hours of calculations to find the solution to a math problem—and Tasha Boland ’18 CLAS says that’s her favorite part.

Team Revolution earned first place with their project, "Connect the Dots."

Hacking away at hatred and bias

Team Revolution, comprised of five Villanova University College of Liberal Arts and Sciences students and two Villanova School of Business students, won first place in Villanova University’s first Idea Hack for their campaign, “Connect the Dots,” earning each of them a guaranteed interview with the global ad agency Y&R for a paid fellowship.

Andrew Ahr and Austin Rios

Good Eye

Andrew Ahr ’18 CLAS and Austin Rios ’18 CLAS, Computer Science majors in Villanova University’s College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, designed an mobile app that could bring eye care to those in underserved areas

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Jennifer Schu

Director of Communications, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

jennifer.schu@villanova.edu

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