Software Engineering Student's Thesis Project Featured in Radio World Cover Story

Cover of the November issue of Radio World Magazine

VILLANOVA, Pa. – Graduate Software Engineering student Nick Langan '20 CPS is featured in the November issue of Radio World Magazine for his new free mobile app, RadioLand, which allows users to find "listenable" FM radio stations based on their location in North America. The avid radio enthusiast created the app for his master's thesis. Langan's presentation of RadioLand earned him a second-place award at the 2022 Villanova Three Minute Thesis Competition. Langan is the operations manager at Villanova University's radio station, 89.1 WXVU.

"I was so fortunate to have had an opportunity to pour time into something I love as an academic endeavor. I could not imagine anything better as a student," says Langan. "It is a credit to the quality of teaching throughout my whole experience as a Villanova student that made this possible, most notably Computing Sciences faculty member Kristin Obermyer, who taught one of my first undergraduate courses as a College of Professional Studies student and who served as my thesis advisor as a graduate student. To be featured in Radio World is just a testament to the transformation I feel like I underwent as both as a student and a person while at Villanova."

Read more on the Radio Land website.

Software Engineering graduate student Nick Langan took second place at the 2022 3MT competition for his presentation of his new app, RadioLand.

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