nominate.png  Faculty Nomination Form - Nomination Form for Faculty Mentors

(The Deadline was Sunday, March 27, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.)

*Faculty are welcome to nominate multiple senior-level students for the award; however, they must email to inquire about this due to a technical error*


application.png  Student Application Form - Application Form for Senior Students

(Deadline: Sunday, April 3, 2022 at 11:59 p.m.)

                *Students MUST be nominated by a faculty mentor before applying.*


Please contact with any questions about the forms.


Note: Falvey Scholars Awards Presentation and Reception Ceremony event will take place on

Friday, April 22, 2022 at 10 a.m.


What is the Falvey Scholar Award?

The Falvey Scholar award is an annual program established by Falvey Memorial Library to recognize outstanding undergraduate research. It is a collaborative initiative of the Library and the Center for Research and Fellowships.

The winners of the Falvey Scholar award are selected from a pool of candidates that will be generated by applications submitted by a senior Villanova University student or a group of students working on a senior project together with the recommendation of the advisor to the senior thesis or capstone project completed for academic credit.

Winners are recognized at an awards ceremony in Falvey Memorial Library that will include presentations by the award recipients on the content and findings of the research involved in the writing of the thesis or creation of the project report. Presentations highlight the use of Library resources.

Falvey Scholars is one of the keynote events of the annual Villanova Spring Research Exposition, or EXPO Week. EXPO is week long series of events that celebrates the scholarly achievements of Villanova's researchers - undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty. The Expo showcases a year's worth of undergraduate research and student accomplishment in innovation and creativity as well as research done by our graduate students and faculty.

Digital copies of the winning papers are maintained in the Digital Library.

View the 2021 Falvey Scholars Awards virtual booklet here. 

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Falvey Scholar: Jacqueline Thoet  

Project Title: “How Effective Were COVID-19 Lockdown Policies? Mobility Changes After Reopening Industries in Four States”

Faculty Mentor: Zeynep Yom, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Falvey Scholar: Chloe Benson

Project Title: “The (Dis)Invention of Black Womanhood: A Rhetorical Analysis of Intersectional Oppression within Cosmetics Practices”

Faculty Mentor: Billie Murray, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Falvey Scholar: Annelise Laughlin

Project Title: "Spatial and Temporal Study of Drought and Violence Incidence in Darfur, Sudan"

Faculty Mentor: Francis A. Galgano, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Falvey Scholar: Audrey Lawrence

Project Title: "Use of an Orally Delivered Oxidized Cholesterol to Relieve Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms in a Mouse Model"

Faculty Mentor: Anil K. Bamezai, PhD, Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Falvey Scholar: Kaylan Purisima 

Project Title: “Examining Violence Against Indigenous Women in the United States through a Settler Colonialist Framework” 

Faculty Mentor: Brianna Remster, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

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Falvey Scholars: Danielle Markey and Tara Reddy

Project Title: “Interprofessional Collaboration Promotes Parkinson's Medication Safety” 

Faculty Mentor: Diane M. Ellis, MSN, RN, CCRN, Assistant Professor, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

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Falvey Scholar: Nicholas Yoo

Project Title: “The Atomic Interaction between Polymers and Two-Dimensional Materials”  

Faculty Mentor: Bo Li, PhD, Assistant Professor, College of Engineering