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Villanova engineers are rigorously educated, socially grounded, conscientious thinkers and doers who are professionally prepared to make meaningful change in the world.
Our collaboratively competitive community of undergraduate through doctoral students benefits from faculty members who are experts in their fields and recognized for excellence in teaching, applied learning techniques and scholarly research. They prepare and educate engineers to be society’s future innovators and technical leaders, and help students develop the broad-based leadership skills they need to grow professionally and collaborate effectively across disciplines.
Built on a foundation of academic excellence, community, ethical leadership and service, Villanova University College of Engineering offers an engineering education that ignites both hearts and minds, creating wisdom to shape the world.
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The IEEE Humanitarian Activities Committee has awarded $60,000 to Escuela Superior Politécnica del Litoral (ESPOL) and Villanova University for “Expansion of a Community Intranet to share Sustainable Education Resources on the Galapagos Islands.” Funding was also received to expand solar electric systems to 15 additional homes in Cerrito de Los Morreños.
In November, College of Engineering alumnus Dr. John Hennessy ’73 EE returned to campus to share lessons in leadership. He is the cofounder of the largest fully endowed scholarship program in the world, the Knight Hennessy Scholars program; served as the 10th president of Stanford University; and is the current chairman of Alphabet, Inc., Google’s parent company.
Villanova University hosted an ‘idea hackathon’ Nov. 15-17, bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students from across the University’s schools and colleges to examine poverty as a global epidemic and develop design solutions for tackling the issue using blockchain technology. Student projects explored a range of ideas, from solutions to feed the poor to building credit and streamlining government programs.
The Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program, a national leader in promoting women in STEM, has awarded Villanova University $236,635 in support of 18 undergraduate research awards for women in the College of Engineering. The program aims for greater gender parity at the PhD level by supporting female engineers throughout their educational journeys and into research-oriented professions, both inside and outside academia.
Dr. Jacob Elmer, associate professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering, is investigating a protein-based blood alternative that won’t require refrigeration and will match any blood type, making it ideal for emergency situations.