April is a busy month for Villanova University College of Engineering, particularly for its graduating seniors. In addition to finishing courses, taking final exams and determining post graduate plans, students are required to present the culmination of their learning in design or capstone projects. The Civil and Environmental, Mechanical, and Electrical and Computer Engineering departments hold an annual senior poster and/or project day to allow students to share their work and practice their presentation skills one more time before they enter the working world.
Civil and Environmental Engineering
On April 25, Professor and Department Chair David Dinehart, PhD, welcomed a supportive audience of parents, faculty and students to the 12th Annual CEE Day. Prior to the start of capstone project presentations, he presented awards to three of the Department’s outstanding graduating seniors:
- James Wyatt: The Stanley K. Ciesielski Award for scholastic excellence and service to the department
- Raquel Burlotos: The Lewis J. Mathers Award for serving those in need with time, energy and engineering talents
- Laura Boisclair: Inaugural Chairman’s Award for a positive attitude and work ethic, and a significant contribution in service to the University
Following Dr. Dinehart’s introduction, capstone teams presented projects in structural engineering (bridge and building projects), transportation engineering, and geotechnical/water resources engineering. International service projects were the basis for three capstones, and the transportation engineering capstone was done in partnership with Pennoni Associates, Inc. The day also included a poster session.