ENGINEERING STUDENT RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

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.

 

Clare Boothe Luce Engineering Scholars Program

The Clare Boothe Luce Engineering Scholars Program (CBL-ESP) is a partnership program of Villanova’s College of Engineering and the Center for Research & Fellowships (CRF).

The goal of CBL-ESP is to inspire and prepare engineering undergraduates to obtain PhDs and pursue research-oriented careers in industry and academia.

First- and Second-Year undergraduates in the College are eligible to apply to CBL-ESP. The program features distinctive and sequential research experiences accompanied by intentional mentorship from faculty, alumnae and graduate students.

*Information about eligibility requirements and CBL-ESP specific Match and VURF opportunities will be made available in the Spring 2021 term.

For more information, please contact Professor Seri Park, Director, CBL-ESP (seri.park@villanova.edu) or cbl-esp@villanova.edu.

CBL-ESP is supported by a grant from the Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce Program and Villanova’s College of Engineering.


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:

TESTIMONIALS

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

STUDENT RESEARCH NEWS

Sustainable Engineering Graduate Student among Seventeen Villanovans to Win Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grant

Sustainable Engineering Graduate Student among Seventeen Villanovans to Win Prestigious Fulbright U.S. Student Grant  

Among this year’s recipients is Christa Cook, a 2020 master’s degree graduate of the Sustainable Engineering program. Christa will study and conduct research in Brazil. Villanova has been listed among the nation’s top producers of Fulbright Students for more than a decade, and the University has had at least one student selected for the coveted award each year since 1994. 

CBL Grant Supports 18 Undergraduate Engineering Research Awards for Women in Engineering

CBL Grant Supports 18 Undergraduate Engineering Research Awards for Women in Engineering

The Clare Boothe Luce Program has awarded Villanova University $236,635 in support of 18 undergraduate research awards for women in the College of Engineering. The program aims for greater gender parity at the PhD level by supporting female engineers throughout their educational journeys and into research-oriented professions, both inside and outside academia. 

 

Joseph Schaadt ’15 ME is representing the College of Engineering among these NSF graduate research fellows! He is pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Earning Honorable Mention was Christopher Israel ’20 EE.

Eight Villanovans Recognized by the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program  

Joseph Schaadt ’15 ME is representing the College of Engineering among these NSF graduate research fellows! He is pursuing his PhD in Mechanical Engineering at the University of California, Berkeley. Earning Honorable Mention was Christopher Israel ’20 EE.