STEM OUTREACH

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:

  1. Provide Villanova Engineering students with an opportunity to step outside the classroom, put newly learned skills to work, and contribute to the community
  2. 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.

PROGRAMS

Engineering Is for Girls!

ENGINEERING IS FOR GIRLS!

Girls in grades 4 to 8 come to campus for a full day of hands-on, mechanical engineering projects. To learn more, contact Dr. Ani Ural, Associate Professor, Mechanical Engineering.


 

MATE: Marine Advanced Technology Education

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.


 

VESTED (Villanova Engineering, Science, and Technology Enrichment and Development)

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

Girls’ Day In: Exploring a Villanova Engineering Degree

GIRLS' DAY IN: EXPLORING A VILLANOVA ENGINEERING DEGREE

This half day program introduces girls to engineering as a major and career. Features panels with faculty, students and alumni, and sessions on special topics. To learn more, contact Kim Shimer, Director of Communications.


 

NovaCANE (Villanova Community Action by New Engineers)

NOVACANE
(Villanova Community Action by New Engineers)

Villanova Engineering majors visit area middle schools where they conduct hands-on engineering projects with students and provide teacher education. More


 

NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering

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

To learn more about the College’s STEM outreach programs, contact Dr. Stephen Jones, Associate Dean for Student and Strategic Programs at 610-519-5439 or S.Jones@villanova.edu.