Engineers Week

Engineers Week is celebrated throughout the country during the third week in February. At the College, in addition to the annual Patrick J. Cunningham, Jr. and Susan Ward '80 Endowed Lecture Series in Engineering, the week includes a variety of activities and events designed to bring attention to the College and the work of our students and faculty. 

For more information about Engineers Week contact Gayle Doyle in the College of Engineering.

Engineers Week 2018
Events and Activities

Sunday, 2/18, 7:00 pm

Engineers are celebrated during 7 p.m. mass on this Sunday.

Monday, 2/19, 9:00–1:00 pm, CEER 001
Girls Day In: Exploring a Villanova Engineering Degree - Registration Full
A half-day program for high school girls to introduce them to engineering.

Monday, 2/19, 6:00 pm, Tolentine 216
ARCO Seminar

Interested in a construction internship and becoming a fulltime construction project manager? Villanova alumni will host a presentation and networking session about ARCO opportunities in Philadelphia. ARCO Design/Build Northeast is a premier, full service design/build general contractor with more than 20 years of experience providing clients with complete project delivery throughout the United States. Dress is business casual.
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Tuesday, 2/20, 6:00–8:00 pm, Garey 10A
Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony
Seniors, graduate students, faculty and working professionals will be invited to purchase a ring and participate in the ceremony.  Ring sizings will take place prior to the ceremony (date TBD). The Engineer’s Ring in the United States is a stainless steel ring, worn on the fifth finger of the working hand by engineers who have accepted the Obligation of an Engineer in a Ring Ceremony. The Order of the Engineer was initiated in the United States to foster a spirit of pride and responsibility in the engineering profession, to bridge the gap between training and experience, and to present to the public a visible symbol identifying the engineer. Learn more about the Order of the Engineer.

Wednesday, 2/21, 9:00 am, CEER lobby
Bagels and K’Nex competition

Join ESC in the lobby of CEER for bagels, and take time to build a structure using K’Nex.  Prizes will be awarded.

Wednesday, 2/21, 12:00–1:00 pm
On-line speed mentoring with the Villanova University Engineering Alumni Society

This event is an online networking session for Villanova students and alumni.  There will be a series of discipline-specific chat rooms where participants can chat one-on-one with a VU Engineering Alum.  To register visit:

Wednesday, 2/21, 6:30 pm, Tolentine 210
Tom Berkeley, PE, from Michael Baker: SEPTA Crum Creek Bridge

ASCE has arranged for Tom Berkeley of Michael Baker International to speak with us about the SEPTA Crum Creek Bridge project, with an emphasis on his personal experiences working on the project.

Thursday, 2/22, 3:00–5:00 pm
Art of Engineering Reception
Winning entries from the Art of Engineering contest will be recognized at this reception.

Thursday, 2/22, 6:00–7:00 pm, Tolentine 214
Speakers: Thomas Saldutti and Tyler Charles of JM
Tom and Tyler will be presenting on their engineering backgrounds and career path, and then switching gears to talk more specifically about a stream restoration project they have at Jenkintown station. Career Compass/PD approved

Friday, 2/23, 2:30 pm, Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Patrick J. Cunningham, Jr. and Susan Ward '80 Endowed Lecture Series in Engineering
Alumnus Brian T. Smith ’93 EE, a NASA flight director, will speak on “The International Space Station: Engineering the Unknown.”

Friday, 2/23, 4:00 pm, Villanova Room, Connelly Center
Villanova University Engineering Alumni Society Awards Presentation
VUEAS will present the Award for Innovative Teaching to a College faculty member and the Work Process Improvement Award in recognition of a College of Engineering staff member.  Deadline is Friday, February 9th!

Saturday, 2/24 2:30 pm, Field House
Engineering Alumni Society Game Watch

Come on out to the Field House (1150 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107) to watch your Villanova Wildcats take on the Creighton Bluejays. VUEAS is teaming up with the VU Greater Philadelphia Chapter to get as many Wildcats gathered together as we can, to make as much noise as we can, and help lead our team to another victory. So wear your Blue and White, bring your pom-poms, and come on out. The Field House offers great viewing with lots of TVs, a food menu to rival any gastropub, and drinks/beers a plenty for those 21 and over.

Additional Information

For more information about Engineers Week, contact Gayle Doyle.