NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering

Application Deadline has passed.



NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering is a one-week, on campus program to introduce a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional fields of engineering, including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. Students also will be introduced to unique aspects of Villanova‚Äôs College of Engineering, which include international service learning, Sustainable Engineering and Engineering Entrepreneurship. Lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments are taught by Villanova engineering faculty, and daily guest speakers will bridge academia and industry. During the evening, students will enjoy fun and engaging activities with resident assistants and also work on any assigned engineering projects.  

In addition to this introduction to engineering, the NovaEdge program includes a presentation on the college admissions process. It is a one week on campus program. 

Diversity in Engineering
Program Dates:  July 8-14, 2017


Program Details

  • Participants stay on campus during this one-week summer program.
  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors and senior high school students.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for student transportation to and from campus. Villanova University will provide transportation for students who arrive on an airport flight only.
  • The program cost of $675 includes room and board and can be paid in full when the student is selected into the program.
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided
    • Students will stay in Fedigan Hall, which is next to CEER, the main engineering building
  • Registration is not complete until required forms are received.
  • Payment must be made online for the full amount of $675. If you have a special financial circumstance, please email a letter describing your financial challenges to Dr. Jones by January 13, 2017.
The application deadline has passed.


Please contact Dr. Stephen Jones with your questions at 610-519-5439 or

Application Timeline

January 13, 2017 - Application Deadline

February 17, 2017 - Applicants Selected By

February 24, 2017 - Accepted Applicants Notified 

April 1, 2017 - Payment Due By 

April 15, 2017 - Program materials received by mail