Student Organizations

Student Organizations

The following student teams and organizations are specific to, or predominantly made up of Civil and Environmental Engineering majors:

American Society of Civil Engineers – Villanova chapter
A student branch of the professional civil engineering society.
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Yost 

  • Regional conference
  • Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge entry fees

Chi Epsilon
Civil Engineering honor society
Moderator: Dr. Frank Hampton

  • Tutoring
  • Community activities

GeoWall Team
The GeoWall team competes in an annual event that requires fabricating a reinforced retaining wall using only poster board and craft paper.
Moderator: Dr. Andrea Welker


  • Competition

Institute of Transportation Engineers – Villanova chapter
ITE is an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs.
Moderator: Dr. Leslie McCarthy

National Society of Professional Engineers – Villanova chapter
The student chapter focuses on three core competencies; education, career development and service and social awareness.
Moderator:  Dr. Peter Staffeld

  • Speakers
  • Tours
  • Projects
  • Service

NovaCANE (Community Action by New Engineers)
Engineering club for sixth and seventh grade students at a number of regional middle schools.
Moderator: Dr. David Dinehart


  • Conducting STEM workshops

Steel Bridge 
A student organization that designs and fabricates a steel bridge according to rules prescribes by specific competitions.
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Yost 

  • Competitions


Visit the Student Organization web page for additional student teams and groups.


Student Organizations


The Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Department Mission Statement:

Villanova University’s Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering provides students with a high quality, contemporary, broad-based, personalized civil engineering education within a Judeo-Christian, humanistic context. We prepare our students for professional practice, graduate study, and life-long learning.

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Shawn Gross, PhD

Office Assistant:  Linda DeAngelis