NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering

Registration is closed, all seats are taken. If you would like to be put on the wait list, please email Dr. Jones.



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 17-22, 2016


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 $595 includes room and board and can be paid in full at time of registration.
    • 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 $595. If you have a special financial circumstance, please email a letter describing your financial challenges to Dr. Jones by February 15, 2016.


Registration is closed, all seats are taken. If you would like to be put on the wait list, please email Dr. Jones.


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

Parent Required Forms

You will need to complete these forms, save and/or print (for signing) and upload them at the end of the online registration.