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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.
Our collaboratively competitive community of undergraduate through doctoral students benefit from faculty members who are industry experts 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 that give them the footing they need to grow professionally and collaborate effectively across disciplines.
Villanova engineers are rigorously educated, socially grounded, conscientious thinkers and doers who are professionally prepared to make meaningful change in the world.
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Engineers’ Week 2021 culminates on February 26 with the College’s annual Patrick J. Cunningham, Jr. and Susan Ward '80 Endowed Lecture Series in Engineering. The 2021 Ward lecturer is Lillian Dukes ’87 MSEE, a highly experienced senior operations leader who is currently senior vice president of Technical Operations at Atlas Air. She will address the College of Engineering community on “How Good Engineers Craft Great Careers.”
Since 2009, NovaCANE—Villanova Community Action by New Engineers—has sent Villanova engineering students into the classrooms of local sixth through eighth graders where they teach STEM lessons and guide students through hands-on experiments. This fall, given COVID restrictions, lessons took place virtually and were limited to two schools. Despite the challenges, students enjoyed the experience.
Dr. Wenqing Xu, associate professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded $657,137 as part of a $1.467 million National Institutes of Health grant (R01) for a five-year collaborative project between Villanova University and the University of Iowa. The work centers on the bioremediation of legacy pollutants and emerging contaminants through the use of pyrogenic carbonaceous matter to enhance the performance of organohalide-respiring bacteria
The Humanitarian Engineer podcast, produced by Villanova’s Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International Development, has released a three-part series about the humanitarian crisis on the US-Mexico border. Hear from an attorney assisting asylum series in the refugee camp in Matamoros, Mexico; learn from Christa Cook ’19 MSSE about the technical challenges faced; and listen to Dison, an asylum seeker living in the camp.
CAC Awarded Industry Contract to Study Machine Learning’s Role in Radio Frequency
L3Harris Technologies, Camden, NJ, has awarded Villanova’s Center for Advanced Communications (CAC) a one-year contract of $180,000 for “Machine Learning-based RF Signal Detection and Classification,” in which researchers will investigate the role of machine learning in radio frequency (RF) sensing.