SPRING SEMESTER ONLY Saturdays from 8:30 AM -2:30 PM ,
January 28 February 4, 11, 18 and 25, March 18, 25 and April 8. (YOU MUST ATTEND ALL SATURDAYS IF YOU ARE USING VESTED AS COURSE REQUIREMENT)
One hour Preparation meetings the week prior to VESTED Saturdays and VESTED Saturdays: Time and Place TBA
VESTED (Villanova Engineering, Science, and Technology Enrichment Development) is a program that brings Philadelphia high school students to Villanova on the weekend during the spring semester and during the summer afterwards. The program exposes students to science and engineering through projects, experiments, and interaction with professionals who work in those fields. During the spring semester, the students come every other weekend during Saturday morning/afternoon.
I think the best part of VESTED is the students, they're energetic and curious, and they ask a lot of questions; it's a chance to interact and have fun with students from high schools all over the Philadelphia school district. Volunteers get to help run the program by running projects and experiments, assisting the older students with their research assignments, and leading some slightly less serious games and activities. As a University with excellent engineering and science programs, it's a way to apply our skills and knowledge while serving a real need for science and technology education in Philadelphia high schools without the resources that Villanova can provide. If science and engineering interest you, it's an excellent program well-worth getting involved in.
– Kent Grosh