Undergraduate Engineering Research Poster Symposium

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:


Lauren Henderson, Computer Engineering

“The freshman year cybersecurity project piqued my interest in threats to fingerprinting technology. I took my idea for an improved device to my professor (who became my mentor) and the department funded my research!”

—Lauren Henderson, Computer Engineering


Brent Studenroth, Mechanical Engineering

“Conducting research at the GIANT Innovation Campus in France furthered my professional development and communication skills, exposed me to research in an advanced field, and allowed me to experience a completely different culture.”

—Brent Studenroth, Mechanical Engineering


COE Students & Alumni Recognized as NSF Graduate Research Fellows

COE Students & Alumni Recognized as NSF Graduate Research Fellows

Six Villanova University students and alumni—including four from the College of Engineering—were recognized as National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellows in 2019. Three College of Engineering awardees are attending Stanford University and one is at Penn State University. 

Engineering Students Present at 2019 Research Symposium

Engineering Students Present at 2019 Research Symposium

More than 25 College of Engineering undergraduates and graduate students, representing every department, participated in Villanova’s annual Student Research Symposium. Numerous symposium participants have gone on to continue their research beyond Villanova, winning prestigious national fellowships and awards and earning admission to some of the most prestigious graduate and doctoral programs in the U.S. 

Record-Breaking Fulbright Awardees

Record-Breaking Fulbright Awardees

In 2019-20, 33 Villanova University students and alumni won prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Program awards, the largest single-year number of Fulbright awards in the University’s history. Among the recipients were five from the College of Engineering. The awards included English Teaching Assistantships and international study-research opportunities.