Villanova’s College of Engineering has dedicated itself to STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education outreach to middle- and high-school students.
The objective of STEM outreach opportunities is two-fold:
- Provide Villanova Engineering students with an opportunity to step outside the classroom, put newly learned skills to work, and contribute to the community
- Boost middle and high school students’ interest in these fields, and help us reach the next generation of engineers, particularly those who are traditionally underrepresented
The College’s commitment to STEM outreach takes many forms, from facilitation of national programs on the Villanova campus to local programs that originate from the creativity of our students and faculty.
IS FOR GIRLS!
Participants in grades 4 to 8 come to campus for a full day of hands-on, mechanical engineering projects. Contact Dr. Ani Ural, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering.
MATE: MARINE ADVANCED TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION
Villanova’s Department of Mechanical Engineering hosts the regional MATE competition for underwater robotics. To learn more, contact Assistant Professor James O’Brien or Professor C. Nataraj.
(Villanova Community Action by New Engineers)
Villanova Engineering majors visit area middle schools and conduct hands-on engineering projects with students and provide teacher education.
VESTED (Villanova Engineering, Science, and Technology Enrichment and Development)
Brings Philadelphia-area high school students to campus over seven weekends for engineering experiences, college prep classes and discussions with industry leaders. More
NOVAEDGE DIVERSITY IN ENGINEERING
This one-week, on-campus program introduces high school students to the traditional fields of engineering and explains the college admissions process. More