College of Engineering News

 

2019

 

  • Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

    Villanova Students Explore Solutions to Issues of Poverty Using Blockchain Technology

    Villanova University hosted an ‘idea hackathon’ Nov. 15-17, bringing together interdisciplinary teams of students from across the University’s schools and colleges to examine poverty as a global epidemic and develop design solutions for tackling the issue using blockchain technology. Student projects explored a range of ideas, from solutions to feed the poor to building credit and streamlining government programs. read more

  • Villanova Graduate Students Recognized by IEEE for Work in Sustainable Water Treatment

    Villanova Graduate Students Recognized by IEEE for Work in Sustainable Water Treatment

    SODIS (Solar Disinfection) is the act of disinfecting water solely through UV radiation—literally leaving a water bottle in the sun for several hours. Because of its simplicity, however, user confidence in SODIS has been low and that has led to consumption of contaminated water. Four Villanova Engineering graduate students are working to address the issue with their product “SoCo for SODIS” (Solar Confidence for SODIS), which offers a means of testing water quality to ensure it’s been exposed to sufficient light. read more