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  • College of Engineering Establishes New Research Center

    College of Engineering Establishes New Research Center

    Villanova University College of Engineering has established the Center for Cellular Engineering (NovaCell), with the mission of leading efforts to improve cell and gene therapy products and the bioprocesses used to make them. The center is launching less than a year after the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued an historic action making the first gene therapy available in the United States, ushering in a new approach to the treatment of cancer and other serious and life-threatening diseases. read more

  • Villanova University’s College of Engineering Receives $5 Million Commitment from Alumnus Richard K. Faris

    Villanova University’s College of Engineering Receives $5 Million Commitment from Alumnus Richard K. Faris

    Villanova University alumnus Richard K. Faris, ’69 CE, ’70 MSCE, and his wife Marilyn, have made a $5 million cash and estate commitment to the College of Engineering. The gift will provide support for expansion plans to the Center for Engineering Education and Research (CEER) and ensure an inspiring and cutting-edge research and learning environment for students and faculty. In recognition of this gift, the College of Engineering has named the Richard K. Faris ’69 CE, ’70 MSCE Structural Engineering Teaching and Research Laboratory. read more

  • This student-created 'Mario Kart' mod will have you hyperfocused

    This student-created 'Mario Kart' mod will have you hyperfocused

    Using neurofeedback technology, Villanova Electrical and Computer Engineering students can track a player’s focus level, which affects MarioKart’s speed. The tool is designed to help children with ADHD. read more

  • College of Engineering Celebrates Class of 2018

    College of Engineering Celebrates Class of 2018

    Despite weather that forced the festivities indoors, on May 19, 2018, Villanova University celebrated 323 new Engineering graduates during the College’s annual convocation ceremony. read more

  • Dr. Amy Fleischer Named Dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering

    Dr. Amy Fleischer Named Dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering

    Effective July 2018, Mechanical Engineering Department Chair and Professor Dr. Amy Fleischer has been named dean of Cal Poly’s College of Engineering in San Luis Obispo, CA. read more

  • Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant Awarded to College’s First Female Recipient

    Prestigious NSF CAREER Grant Awarded to College’s First Female Recipient

    Dr. Wenqing Xu, assistant professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, has been awarded the National Science Foundation’s coveted CAREER grant for “Transforming the Synergistic Interactions between Pyrogenic Carbonaceous Matter (PCM) and Sulfur Species into Solutions for Contaminant Detoxification.” Her work will be used to develop engineering solutions that will effectively destroy environmental contaminants. read more

  • Engineers’ Week Includes Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony

    Engineers’ Week Includes Order of the Engineer Ring Ceremony

    The National Society of Professional Engineers initiated 34 graduating seniors and two Villanova professors during the annual “Order of the Engineer” ring ceremony. read more

  • Art of Engineering Exhibit Enlivens CEER

    Art of Engineering Exhibit Enlivens CEER

    Students, faculty and staff submitted 27 pieces of art that reflect what engineering means to them. The work is now gracing the walls of CEER. read more

  • Real World 101 │PRISM, December 2017

    Real World 101 │PRISM, December 2017

    The College of Engineering’s unique Career Compass professional development program was featured in this article in PRISM, the American Society of Engineering Education’s flagship publication. read more