Entrepreneurial Activities Give Villanova Engineers an Edge

One of the VSEC Award winners developed an inexpensive, portable rice huller to benefit impoverished rice farmersToday it’s not enough for engineers to possess solid, or even exceptional technical skills. In the dynamic and increasingly competitive global marketplace, employers need whole-brain thinkers who can innovate and create; strategize and lead; collaborate and execute.  Villanova’s College of Engineering graduates such engineers.

In 2008, the College of Engineering launched its unique minor in Entrepreneurship for Engineers, and helped create and produce a number of campus-wide programs and resources to foster the development of the entrepreneurial mindset throughout the Villanova community.  As part of the Center for Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship (ICE), the College of Engineering is helping engage students in cross-college, interdisciplinary collaborations. Each year, the University sees increasing interest and involvement in these courses and related competitions.

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