Students & Alumni
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.
Working with Professor of Practice Mike Simard, PE, four teams of Mechanical Engineering seniors won $600 grants from the Philadelphia Section of ASME to support their capstone design projects.
Villanova Engineering PhD graduate Dr. Si Qin will receive the 2018 IEEE Signal Processing Society Young Author Best Paper Award for his work on “Generalized Coprime Array Configurations for Direction-of-Arrival Estimation.”
Over 7,000 of the world’s top innovators and entrepreneurs under the age of 30 gathered last month for the fifth annual Forbes Under 30 Summit in Boston, MA. Among representatives from Villanova University were College of Engineering seniors Anthony Busa ’19 ChE and Branden Garrett ’19 CpE.
Four Villanova Engineering PhD students presented their research at the 2018 Asilomar Conference on Signals, Systems, and Computers. Their participation reflected Villanova’s recognized expertise in the field of radar and advanced communications.
Senior Chemical Engineering major Anthony Busa’s impressive photography is on display in Villanova’s Art Gallery.
Catherine "Katie" Rose Scoboria, a 2018 Mechanical Engineering graduate, was presented with the Outstanding Collegiate Member Award from the Society of Women Engineers. The honor is bestowed upon SWE collegiate members—only 10 in the nation—who have made an outstanding contribution to SWE, the engineering community and their campus.
Ji Lang, a Mechanical Engineering doctoral student advised by Dr. Qianhong Wu, was awarded a $1,500 scholarship from the Society of Tribologists & Engineers. Ji has designed and constructed an experimental setup to simulate fluid response during sudden impact on joint cartilage.
Chemical Engineering senior Bethany Hartney spent nearly a month in Japan this summer as part of the U.S. Navy’s Foreign Exchange Training of Midshipmen and Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force Exchanges, where selected midshipmen train with navies of other countries.
University students are using ‘Mario Kart 64’ to help ADHD patients focus │MobileSyrup.com, July 27, 2018
A team of four engineering students at Villanova University have designed a system to improve focus in ADHD patients using Nintendo’s popular racing game franchise Mario Kart and real-time neurological data.
Villanova Civil Engineering alumnus Luis Gaitain ’10 is the inspiration behind Zap!,a mystery, adventure, and lively slice of urban life for children. He’s also an inspiration to the kids he coaches in the program he co-founded called I Run This City: Camden NJ.
Fourteen undergraduate and graduate student presented at the annual Sigma Xi research symposium for scientists and engineers. Six of them took home awards.
Villanova’s Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE) chapter placed second in the 2018 Mid-Colonial Collegiate Traffic Bowl with a team comprised of undergraduate students. Christopher Medora, David Harvey and Nathaniel Gallishaw are all senior Civil Engineering majors.
The College of Engineering recognized graduating seniors for academic excellence and meritorious service.
Three of seven Villanova students recognized by the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program are College of Engineering graduates: awardees Stephanie Jones ’18 ECE and Thomas Gill ’16 ME, and Joseph Schaadt ’17 ME who received honorable mention.
Eight Villanova Engineering graduate student projects were presented in this semester’s competition, which showcased a variety of research areas within the College.
Villanova alumna and transportation engineer Lauren Ohotzke ’09 CE, PE, has been named Young Professional of the Year for 2018 by the American Council of Engineering Companies’ New Jersey Chapter.
Sixteen students participated in the College’s annual Arduino hackathon competition, co-sponsored by the Engineering Entrepreneurship program and Lockheed Martin.
A Montco start-up is out to prevent hip fractures with a high-tech belt │Philadelphia Inquirer 3/18/18
ActiveProtective, co-founded by CEO Drew Lakatos '92 EE, has developed wearable technology to prevent hip injuries.
Villanova was awarded Silver and $5,000 as one of 10 university finalists selected for the 2018 National Cyber Analyst Challenge, a competition that supports the best students currently pursuing cyber-related degrees in the top programs in the nation.
Senior Chemical Engineering major Zach Ellenhorn is an example of Villanova Engineering's commitment to service. His All Hands-On Science organization brings STEM experiences to kids in Philly.
Three Villanova Engineering undergraduates experienced the technological heart of Silicon Valley during the University’s annual Villanova in the Valley program.
During their 2018 Engineers Week celebration, the Delaware County chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Professional Engineers will honor Charles Catania, Jr. ’89 CE as the 2018 Engineer of the Year, and Dave Campbell '76 CE, '81 MSCE, PE, D.WRE will be presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award.