At Villanova University, we believe that service learning is a critical aspect of the academic and personal growth of our students. Whether it’s in the form of outreach programs for local youth, or projects in countries around the world, service learning provides students with an opportunity to step outside the classroom, put newly learned skills to work, and discover more about the world we share. Students do not receive credit for their participation; instead, they learn what it means to be a contributing member of society.
The College of Engineering is believed to support more active outreach programs than any other engineering school in the country. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs boost middle and high school students’ interest in these fields, and help us reach the next generation of engineers.
“A Commitment to Outreach” provides a brief introduction to the College’s STEM programs. To learn more, visit the individual sites listed to the right, or contact Dr. Stephen Jones, Associate Dean for Student and Strategic Programs at 610-519-5439 or S.Jones@villanova.edu.
International Service Projects are one of the most memorable experiences many students have during their college career. In the article, “A Global Commitment to Service,” engineering students share their international service learning experiences. To learn more about Villanova engineering projects around the world, visit the International Service Projects website or select one of the individual locations listed on the right.
For more information about international service opportunities in the College of Engineering, including how you can help support our students in these experiences, contact Director Jordan Ermilio at Jordan.Ermilio@villanova.edu or 610-519-6859.
The vision of the Engineering Service Learning Program is to be nationally recognized for creating innovative learning experiences for engineering students that demonstrate excellence in engineering education with a global perspective. Our commitment is to engage engineering students in experiential learning while providing services that reinforce engineering fundamentals, as well as a commitment to life-long learning and service to society.
For more information about Villanova University’s commitment to service learning, please contact an engineering department or the Office of Service Learning, St. Augustine Center in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.