Student Showcase

Want to know what Villanovans have to say about their opportunities and experiences? Below we showcase our students' testimonials and blogs, organized by type of opportunity!

To learn more about the Villanova Undergraduate Research Fellows (VURF) program and travel grants, contact Catherine Stecyk, Associate Director

  • 2017
    • Senior English major Elizabeth Eby presented her research at the International Seminar on Amplifying Student Voice and Partnership in July 2017.

    • Senior environmental science major Kate Henderson presented her research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research in April 2017.

    • Kinjal Dave presented her research at the ASU Women of Color in STEM Entrepreneurship Conference in 2017.

    • Junior psychology major Morgan Reid received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development in April 2017.

    • Amber Shelton, a senior biology major, presented her research at the Annual Meeting for the American Association for Cancer Research in 2017
       
    • Senior biology major Megan Foley presented her research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research and the Soil Ecology Society, CSU Fort Collins in 2017

    • Senior chemistry major Marianne Donley presented her research at the National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Spring 2017

    • Kasia McLellan, a senior computer science major, received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research in 2017

    • Senior computer science major Rachel Malloy recieved a VURF travel grant to present her research at National Conferences on Undergraduate Reseach in 2017.

    • Senior biochemistry major Luke Izzo presented his research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting in April 2017.

    • Laura Meissner, a senior biology major, presented her research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Annual Meeting in April 2017.

    • Senior math major Tasha Boland received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics in February.

    • Christie Leonard, a senior English major, received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference 2017 in Philadelphia.

    • Shantel Silva, a senior math major, received a VURF travel grant to present at the Nebraska Conference for Undergraduate Women in Mathematics in February.

    • Senior Brendan Carchidi, who majors in Global Interdisciplinary Studies, French and Francophone Studies, and Arab and Islamic Studies, received a VURF travel grant to visit Montréal, Québec to interview staff members from HELEM, the first Arab LGBTQIA organization in the world.
       
  • 2016
    • Devin Smith, a senior Environmental Science major, presented her research at the 2016 Geological Society of America Annual Meeting in Denver, Colorado, where she was awarded Outstanding Student Poster in the Environmental and Engineering Division Geology Student Research Competition.

    • Valerie Bernstein, a senior Astronomy & Astrophysics major, presented her research at the American Geophysical Union 2016 Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA. She also designed a t-shirt that was sold at the conference.

    • Biology major Michael Nolan-Tamariz received a VURF travel grant to present his research Society for Integrative & Comparative Biology (SICB) Conference in New Orleans.

    • Psychology major Kathryn Cushing presented about her research on Cognitive Control at the Annual Psychonomics Conference in both 2016 and 2015.

    • Kathleen O'Hora, a senior Cognitive and Behavioral Neuroscience major, received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the Psychonomics Society's Annual Meeting 2017.

    • Senior Computing Sciencs major Christopher Moritz presented at the International Symposium for Visual Computing in Las Vegas.

    • Laura Campbell, an education major, received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the Middle States Council for the Social Studies Conference.

    • Environmental science major Cara Mathers participated in the Basic Environmental Soil Science Training REU at NC State University during the summer of 2016. She presented this research at the ASA, CSSA & SSSA International Annual Meeting in Phoenix, AZ, where her poster won second place in the undergraduate poster competition within the "Soils and Soil Health" division. She also presented her 2015 VURF research at the Geological Society of America 2015 Meeting in Baltimore.

    • Gina Talamo, a junior environmental science major, presented her VURF research at the Geological Society of America's annual conference in Denver, Colorado.

    • Caytlin Nichols received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) Conference.

    • Samantha Cranford received a VURF travel grant to present at the Annual Convention for the Society of Personality Assessment.

    • William Dewey, a senior in the Biochemistry Department, received a VURF travel grant to present his research at the 50th Protein Symposium in Baltimore.

    • Alissa Welker, an environmental science major with a peace and justice concentration and spanish minor, received a VURF Travel Grant to attend the National Council for Science and the Environment (NCSE) Food-Energy-Water Nexus: 16th National Conference and Global Forum on Science, Policy, and the Environment in Washington, DC.

    • Erin Peterson, a senior in the Chemistry Department, presented her research on spectroelectrochemical studies at the American Chemical Society Meeting and Exposition.

    • Stephanie Neumann received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the American Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Conference.

    • Jani Swiatek received a VURF travel grant to present her research at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) annual meeting.

    • Gina Mancini received a VURF travel grant to present at the American Education Research Association annual conference in Chicago.
  • 2015

    • Biology major Breanna Bennett presented her VURF research on songbird exploratory behavior at the AFO/SCO/WOS Conference in Wolfville, Nova Scotia, Canada.

    • Anna Briker, a junior biochemistry major, presented her VURF research on transcription factors in mice at the annual meeting of the Society for Redox Biology and Medicine (SFRBM) in Boston.

    • Biology major Laura Graf presented her research on Parkinson's Disease at The American Society for Cell Biology 2015 Meeting.

    • Kate Henderson, an environmental science major, presented about her research about the magnitude and chemistry of suspended sediments in the ephemeral streams of Taylor Valley, Antarctica at the Geological Society of America's annual meeting in Baltimore.

To learn more about Fulbright opportunities, contact the CRF office at crf@villanova.edu

To learn more about the Villanova Match Research Program for First Year Students, contact Catherine Stecyk, Associate Director of CRF

  • 2016
    • Lauren Henderson, a sophomore in the Mechanical Engineering Department, had the opportunity to present her research at the Center for Energy-Smart Electronic Systems (ES2) conference in Binghamton, NY.

To learn more about the DAAD-RISE program, contact Catherine Stecyk, Associate Director of CRF

  • 2013
    • Nicholas Ader conducted biochemistry research in Luebeck, Germany.