Student Organizations: A–Z

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A

American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
Student branch of professional aerospace engineering. 
President: John Harding
Activities:

  • Visits to air museums
  • Aerodynamics projects
  • Regional competitions

American Institute of Chemical Engineers 
Student branch of professional chemical engineering.
President: Madeline Ostrom
Advisor: Dr. Jacob Elmer 
Activities:

  • Regional & national conferences
  • Guest speakers
  • Industry plant tours
  • Senior graduation event
  • Faculty-student sporting events

American Society of Civil Engineers 
Student branch of professional civil engineering.
President: Edward Depaola
Advisor: Stephanie Walkup
Activities:

  • Regional conference
  • Guest speakers
  • Younger Members Forum meetings

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
Student branch of professional mechanical engineering.
President: Matthew Eckles
Advisor: Dr. Calvin Li 
Activities:

  • Field trips
  • Regional conference
  • Beetlebots events
  • Guest speakers

 

C

Chem E Car
Engages college students in designing and constructing a car powered by a chemical energy source, that will safely carry a specified load over a given distance and stop.
President: Clarissa Sandev
Advisor: Dr. Charles Coe
Activities: Regional and national competitions

Chi Epsilon
Civil Engineering honor society.
President: 
Advisor: Dr. Frank Hampton
Activities:

  • Tutoring
  • Community activities

 

E

Engineering Student Council
A student organization that serves as the liaison between the students and the College administration.
President: Sam Cooney
Advisor: Gayle Doyle 
Activities:

  • National Engineers' Week events
  • End of semester "stress busters"
  • Regional and national conferences
  • Community building events

Engineering Graduate Student Council
CEER Graduate Club is a social, cultural, professional and academic club for graduate students in Villanova’s College of Engineering.

Activities:

  • Social events
  • Networking events
  • Poster sessions

Eta Kappa Nu
Electrical and Computer Engineering honor society.
PresidentJohn Rechichi
AdvisorEdward Char
Activities: Tutoring

 

F

Formula SAE
A student project that designs and competes formula-style racing cars. Visit the team’s Facebook page.
President: James Morgan
Advisor Dr. Jerry Jones and Chris Townend
Activities: Competitions

 

I

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
A student branch of professional electrical engineering.
President: Connor Loughnane and Brianna Conte
Advisor: Dr. Robert Caverly
Activities:

  • Internship panel
  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers
Student branch of professional pharmaceutical engineering.
President: 
Advisor: Dr. Noelle Comolli 
Activities:

  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips and plant tours
  • Regional and national conferences

Institute of Transportation Engineers
Student branch of an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs.
President: Tommy Luo
Advisor: Dr. Seri Park

Activities:

  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips

 

N

National Society of Black Engineers
A student branch of the professional organization designed to reach out to minorities in the areas of engineering and applied sciences.
President: Cassia Trusty
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Jones  
Activities:

  • Regional and national conferences
  • Study lock-ins
  • Guest speakers
  • Saturday mentoring program
  • NSBE Junior

National Society of Professional Engineers
Student branch of professional organization designed to inspire, encourage students to pursue their PE License.
President: Matthew Durik
Advisor: Dr. Peter Staffeld and Dr. Kristin Sample-Lord
Activities:

  • Speakers
  • Field trips

NovaCANE
NovaCANE brings engineering into the classrooms of 6th–8th graders in area schools.

President: Rebecca Moretti
AdvisorDr. Dorothy Skaf

Activities:

  • Teaching and hands-on experiments with local school children
  • Teacher education

 

O

Omega Chi Epsilon
National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering.

President: Katherine Shannon
Advisor: Dr. Jacob Elmer
Activities:

  • Tutoring and study sessions
  • Service
  • Social events

 

P

Peers Enhancing Educational Resources for Students
A Villanova Engineering student organization providing peer mentoring to all students, with the emphasis on freshman and transitional students.
President: Bridget Gile
Advisor: Gayle Doyle 
Activities:

  • Meetings with assigned groups of freshman
  • Study/review sessions for Physics and Engineering
  • Major information nights
  • Office open daily for help

Pi Tau Sigma
Mechanical Engineering honor society.
President: John Krause
Advisor: Dr. Hashem Ashrafiuon
Activities: Tutoring

 

R

RobotX
Launched by the U.S. Office of the Naval Research in 2012, the Maritime RobotX Challenge (RobotX) is focused on autonomous surface vehicle platforms and sensors. Villanova Engineering competes in the biennial competition.
Advisor: Drs. C. Nataraj and Garrett Clayton
Activities: Competition

 

S

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
A student branch of a national organization that is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scientists and engineers.
President: Judy Wu
Advisors: Dr. Maggie Wang

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
PresidentNicholas Martinez-Connor
Advisor: Dr. Stephen Jones

Activities:

  • Guest speakers
  • National conferences

Society of Women Engineers
A student branch of the professional organization designed to foster and support women in the field of engineering.
President:  Rebecca Moretti
Advisors: Dr. Noelle Comolli
Activities:

  • Recruitment events
  • Community outreach
  • Regional and national conferences
  • Networking dinner

Steel Bridge 
A student organization that designs and fabricates a steel bridge, according to rules prescribes by specific competitions.
President
Advisor: Dr. Joseph Yost 
Activities: Competitions

 

T

Tau Beta Pi
Engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession.
President: Matthew Massina
Advisor: Dr. Randy Weinstein
Activities:

  • Tutoring
  • National conference

 

V

Villanova Engineering Projects Society
Encourage engineers from all disciplines, especially electrical and computer engineers, to work together on exciting, DIY style projects.

President: Nicholas Florio 
Advisor: Edmond Dougherty

Villanova Engineering Service Outreach Projects (VESOP)
Part of the greater Villanova Engineering Service Learning (VESL) program at Villanova University.

PresidentSarah Godschall
AdvisorJordan Ermilio
Activities:

  • Implement and carry out sustainable development projects in the US and abroad.
  • Service to Special Olympics
  • Service in various countries

PEERS - Peers Enhancing Educational Resources for Students

A student organization providing peer mentoring to all students, with the emphasis on freshman and transitional students.

Contact Information

To learn more about College of Engineering Student Organizations, Honor Societies or PEERS, contact Gayle Doyle.

Student Organizations and Honor Societies