Having the creative vision to see “what can be” is a mindset entrenched in the Villanova culture. And the University actively seeks partners to help implement that vision, transforming ideas into initiatives that shape the landscape of higher education and work toward the greater great.
One such partner: The Henry Luce Foundation’s Clare Boothe Luce (CBL) Program, the single most significant source of private support for women in science, mathematics and engineering.
In 2012, the CBL Program selected Villanova University as recipient of a half-million dollar grant in support of three new female professorships in the College of Engineering.
It was the first time in the CBL Program’s 24-year history that any university has received three professorships in a single year. One of those professors, Seri Park, PhD, now engages Villanova students in her research on real-time traffic control and management, as well as traffic sensor technology and application.
The CBL Program shares Villanova’s ongoing commitment to women in engineering. This commitment has propelled the College of Engineering far beyond the national averages for female student enrollment by bringing talent, varying perspectives and great possibilities into the classroom, the work force and the world.
Shared vision. Shared goals. Most importantly, shared achievements. Through strategic partnerships and support, Villanova’s tradition of excellence will only become greater.
And that’s how you ignite change.