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2020 College News

 

  • Dr. Chengyu Li Awarded NSF CAREER Grant for Study of Odor-Guided Flapping Flight

    Dr. Chengyu Li Awarded NSF CAREER Grant for Study of Odor-Guided Flapping Flight

    In GPS-denied environments, miniature unmanned aerial vehicles risk losing the capability to locate unseen targets during important surveillance and detection missions. Mechanical Engineering Assistant Professor Dr. Chengyu Li has found a promising potential solution in nature—specifically, in insects’ ability to detect and locate distant targets by tracking odor plumes in complex flow environments. His research has been awarded a $500,000 NSF CAREER grant.

  • Villanova Formula SAE Implements COVID-Safe Teaching Methods

    Villanova Formula SAE Implements COVID-Safe Teaching Methods

    This year, like all clubs, NovaRacing has needed to respond to the ever-changing campus-scape. Nearly 30 freshmen have shown interest in joining the Formula SAE team—which builds a race car from the ground up every year—but the garage cannot safely accommodate that many students for training. In order to introduce the freshmen, team president Chris Auslander ’21 CpE and his senior officers creatively implemented a series of online training modules on how to use SolidWorks.