2018 College News
Dr. Jacob Elmer, associate professor of Chemical Engineering, and a team of undergraduates, created a device to continuously measure blood content within a set of defined parameters. Their invention took first place out of 300 submissions, earning $25,000, bragging rights and publication in an industry journal.
Offered by the Chemical Engineering Department, this new course provides undergraduates with a competitive edge in the rapidly evolving field of gene therapy, which is ripe with job opportunities.
In what has become an annual competition, 150 sophomore mechanical engineering majors, working in teams, pitted their Beetlebots against each other in an arena-style fight to the death.
Chemical Engineering junior Timothy Byrne was a member of one of Villanova’s ethics debate teams. He talks about the intersection between engineering and ethics and what he learned from the experience.
This semester, 52 undergraduates, graduate students and faculty members are traveling to communities in Madagascar, Ghana, Tanzania, Ecuador, India, Indonesia, Cambodia and Panama to put their engineering skills to work through the Villanova Engineering Service Learning program.