Student Organizations and Honor Societies

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American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics
A student branch of professional aerospace engineering. 
President: John Coppa 
Activities:

  • Visits to air museums
  • Aerodynamics projects

American Institute of Chemical Engineers
A student branch of professional chemical engineering.
President: Olivia Cero
Moderator: Dr. Jacob  Elmer 
Activities:

  • Regional & national conferences
  • Guest speakers
  • Rohm & Haas plant tour
  • Senior graduation event
  • Faculty-student sporting events

American Society of Civil Engineers
A student branch of professional civil engineering.
President: Christopher Medora and Andrew Kurzweil
Moderator: Dr. Joseph Yost 
Activities:

  • Regional conference
  • Concrete Canoe and Steel Bridge entry fees

American Society of Mechanical Engineers
A student branch of professional mechanical engineering.
Chair: Carl Ruppel
Moderator: Dr. Calvin Li 
Activities:

  • Field trips
  • Regional conference
  • Beetlebots events

C

Chem E Car
A student project that designs and constructs a car powered by a chemical energy source, according to rules prescribed by specific competitions.
President: Clarissa Sandev
Moderator: Dr. Charles Coe
Activities:

  • Competition

Chi Epsilon
Civil Engineering honor society.
President: Amanda Ruyack
Moderator: 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: Mark Carey
Moderator: Gayle Doyle 
Activities:

  • National Engineers' Week Events
  • End of Semester "Stress Busters"
  • Regional and National Conferences
  • Community Building Events

Eta Kappa Nu
Electrical and Computer Engineering honor society.
President: Caitlin Berner
Moderator: Edward Char
Activities:

  • Tutoring

F

Formula SAE
A student project that designs and competes formula-style racing cars.
President: Mike Henry
Moderator: Dr. Gary Gabriele and Dr. Jerry Jones 
Activities:

  • Competitions

I

Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers
A student branch of professional electrical engineering.
President:Connor Loughnane
Moderator:
Activities:

  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips

International Society of Pharmaceutical Engineers
A student branch of professional pharmaceutical engineering.
President: 
Moderator: Dr. Noelle Comolli 
Activities:

  • Guest speakers
  • Field trips
  • National conference

Institute of Transportation Engineers
A student branch of an international educational and scientific association of transportation professionals who are responsible for meeting mobility and safety needs.
President: Christopher Medora
Moderator: Dr. Seri Park

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: Deyjah Foster
Moderator: Dr. Stephen Jones 
Activities:

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

National Society of Professional Engineers
The Villanova Chapter of the National Society of Professional Engineers focuses on three core competencies; education, career development, and service and social awareness.
President:  
Moderator:  Dr. Peter Staffeld
Activities:

  • Speakers
  • Tours
  • Projects
  • Service

NovaCane
Engineering club for sixth and seventh grade students at St. Martin of Tours school.
President: Rebecca Moretti
Moderator: Dr. David Dinehart

  • Community Action by New Engineers

O

Omega Chi Epsilon
National Honor Society for Chemical Engineering
President: Michael McHale
Moderator: Dr. Jacob Elmer
Activities:

  • Engages in study sessions
  • Service
  • Social events

P

Peers Enhancing Educational Resources for Students
A student organization providing peer mentoring to all students,
with the emphasis on freshman and transitional students.
President: Cassandra Rapp
Moderator: Gayle Doyle 
Activities:

  • Meetings with assigned groups of freshman
  • Study/review sessions
  • Major information nights

Pi Tau Sigma
Mechanical Engineering honor society.
President: Andrew Lee
Moderator: Dr. Qianhong Wu 
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.
Moderator: Drs. C. Nataraj and Garrett Clayton
Activities: Provide autonomous surface vehicle with:

  • High-level control
  • Vision-based navigation
  • Localization and mapping

S

Society of Asian Scientists and Engineers
A student branch of a national organization that is dedicated to the advancement of Asian heritage scititiets and engineers.
President: Stephen Taing
Moderators: Dr. Maggie Wang

Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
President: Al Chandeck Chen
Moderator: Stephen Jones

Society of Women Engineers
A student branch of the professional organization designed to foster
and support women in the field of engineering.
President: Catharine Scoboria
Moderators: Dr. Noelle Comolli and Dr. Ani Ural  
Activities:

  • Recruitment events
  • Community outreach
  • Regional and national conferences

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

  • Competitions

T

Tau Beta Pi
Engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession.
President: Ariel Thompson
Moderator: Dr. Randy Weinstein
Activities:

  • Tutoring
  • National conference
  • End of semester "Milk and Cookies" nights

V

Villanova Engineering Project Society
Strong emphasis on working with all engineering disciplines on a variety of projects.
President: Nicholas Florio 
Moderator: Edmond Dougherty

Villanova Engineering Service Outreach Projects (VESOP)
Engineering honor society representing the entire engineering profession.
Part of the greater Villanova Engineering Service Learning (VESL) program at Villanova University.

President: Mathias Wanner
Moderator: Jordan Ermilio
Activities:

  • Implement and carry out sustainable development projects in the US and abroad.
  • Train members to become future project advisors and trip leaders.
  • Facilitate professional and academic development among members.
  • Involve and educate the local community in countries of operation about issues related to the organization.

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.

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