In addition to pursuing self-directed research, Villanova Engineering undergraduates and graduate students have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty through the College’s six research centers or in a variety of specialized research areas.

To find the research opportunity that is right for you, talk to your advisor or contact a faculty member who is conducting research in your area of interest.

University Research Opportunities

Campus-wide, Villanova encourages student research through a variety of programs and competitions:

National and International Research Programs

The University’s Center for Research and Fellowships provides students with exceptional support to enhance their career trajectories through mentoring, research funding and assistance in winning competitive awards.

Villanova Engineering students have enjoyed national and international research opportunities through external programs, including:

“Living and working abroad allowed me to live independently, further my professional development and communication skills, learn about and conduct research in an advanced field, and experience a completely different culture.”

—Brent Studenroth, Mechanical Engineering, conducted research at the GIANT Innovation Campus in France

Villanova Engineering undergraduates and graduate students conduct self-directed research and research with faculty.

“During my freshman year cybersecurity project, I learned about the threats to fingerprinting technology, and started to do more research on the topic. I took my idea for a two-factor fingerprinting device to my professor (who became my mentor) and the department funded my research!”  

—Lauren Henderson, Computer Engineering