ENGINEERING NEWS AND EVENTS
2021 College News
On February 26, 2021, the College of Engineering hosted the 44th Engineering Alumni Society Awards to celebrate the achievements of 12 exceptional alumni, as well as faculty and staff. The virtual nature of this year’s event allowed more than 140 guests to gather online to recognize these alumni for their service, leadership, excellence, stewardship and technical advancements.
Growing use of composites signals a new direction in 3D printing that expands the technology’s suitability for high-performance and specialty parts. In this article, Mechanical Engineering’s Dr. Bo Li, an expert in hybrid nano-architectures and advanced manufacturing, speaks to enhanced strength as a fundamental driving force for their use.
In its first year in the competition, a team of students from Villanova, Drexel and Rutgers universities has been named a finalist in NASA’s Revolutionary Aerospace Systems Concepts—Academic Linkage (RASC-AL) program. Led by Villanova Engineering graduate student Nicholas Florio ’20 EE, ’21 MSEE, the team developed the Jemison Crewed Ascent Vehicle, honoring the first African American female astronaut, Mae C. Jemison. In June they will present their concept to NASA and other aerospace leaders.
Villanova Students Develop Innovative Solutions at First-Annual Health Hackathon Focused on COVID-19
Students from Engineering, Nursing, Business and Liberal Arts & Sciences competed in the three-day virtual event hosted by Villanova University’s Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Institute. In the process they learned design thinking frameworks, conducted design research, and built prototypes. Faculty from the schools and colleges shared expertise and experiences, providing guidance to the participants, who worked as teams in virtual breakout rooms.
Bringing together a commitment to lifelong learning with a passion for sustainability, Villanova University announces the launch of SEED—Sustainable Enterprise Executive Education & Development. Combining the leadership expertise of faculty from the highly ranked Villanova School of Business with the technical knowledge of professors in the College of Engineering’s first-of-its-kind Sustainable Engineering program, SEED is for experienced professionals interested in creating value by designing and incorporating sustainability practices into their business environments.