Opening in Fall 2024, the 150,000-square-foot expansion of the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER) will usher in a new era for the College of Engineering, furthering its commitment to igniting change through interdisciplinary research and innovative teaching and learning.
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Led by Assistant Professor Kelly Good, PhD, PE, Associate Professor Virginia Smith, PhD, and Professor Rob Traver, PhD, PE, the group met with residents and visited project sites in pursuit of developing a solar-powered well pump system to expand residents’ water access and designing safer latrines for students at a local school.
The College of Engineering’s Center for Humanitarian Engineering and International Development is widely recognized for its international service-learning programs. Now, thanks to the ongoing support of Northrop Grumman, the center has established its first domestic initiative with partners from the Four Corners region of the Navajo Nation.
Shannon Rhodes ’16 CpE, senior director of connected devices for the NBA, was named to Forbes’ Sports list, while Adam Butchy, PhD, ’16 ChE was included on Forbes’ Healthcare list as a co-founder of HEARTio.
Dr. Bender’s research investigates data from the commonly used pulse oximeter to determine whether the device could indicate the effectiveness of CPR, specifically in children.
The three-year, $1.4 million grant will fund the installation and upkeep of a unidirectional sediment-feed tilting flume. The device will serve a wide scope of hydrology research projects and experiments for Villanova researchers as well as national and international partners in academia, water utilities and engineering firms.