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NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering


NovaEdge Diversity in Engineering is a one-week, on campus program to introduce a diverse population of students from different ethnic and social backgrounds to the traditional fields of engineering, including Chemical, Civil and Environmental, Computer and Electrical, and Mechanical Engineering. Students also will be introduced to unique aspects of Villanova‚Äôs College of Engineering, which include international service learning, Sustainable Engineering and Engineering Entrepreneurship. Lectures and hands-on laboratory experiments are taught by Villanova engineering faculty, and daily guest speakers will bridge academia and industry. During the evening, students will enjoy fun and engaging activities with resident assistants and also work on any assigned engineering projects.  

In addition to this introduction to engineering, the NovaEdge program includes a presentation on the college admissions process. It is a one week on campus program. 

Dates for NovaEdge 2021 are forthcoming.

Program Details

  • Participants stay on campus during this one-week summer program.
  • Open to rising sophomores, juniors and senior high school students.
  • Parents/guardians are responsible for student transportation to and from campus. Villanova University will provide transportation for students who arrive on an airport flight only.
  • Students may not drive their own car to the NovaEdge summer program
  • The program cost of $775 includes room and board and can be paid in full when the student is selected into the program.
    • Breakfast, lunch and dinner are provided
    • Students will stay in Delurey Hall, which is behind CEER, the main engineering building
  • Registration is not complete until required forms are received.
  • If your student is selected a $200 deposit will be due to secure your student's spot in the program.

Contact Us

Dr. Stephen Jones, Associate Dean for Student Success and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion