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

(Deadline: Sunday, March 26, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.)

*Faculty are welcome to nominate multiple senior-level students for the award.*

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

(Deadline: Sunday, April 2, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.)

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


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What is the Falvey Scholar Award?

The Falvey Scholar award is an annual program established 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 a ceremony 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.

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

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Falvey Scholar: Addison Drone 

Project Title: “50 Years of Sports Teams in Work Teams Research: Missed Opportunities and New Directions for Studying Team Processes”

Faculty Mentor: Narda Quigley, PhD, Associate Professor of Management and Chair of the Department of Management and Operations, Villanova School of Business

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Falvey Scholar: Christopher DiLullo

Project Title: “Media on Media: How Media Trade Publications View Streaming Services Compared With Legacy Media”

Faculty Mentor: Allyson Levin, PhD, Assistant Teaching Professor, Communication, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences 

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Falvey Scholars: Daryl Jucar and Nadjulia Constant

Project Title: “Minority Stress and Effects on Cardiovascular Health in African Americans”

Faculty Mentor: Theresa Capriotti, DO, MSN, RN, CRNP. Clinical Professor, M. Louise Fitzpatrick College of Nursing

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Falvey Scholar: Nicole Garcia

Project Title: “Metal-Catalyzed Synthesis of Isoprene Polymers with Optimized Isomer Distribution”

Faculty Mentor: Deanna Zubris, PhD, Professor of Chemistry, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Falvey Scholar: Mai Khuc

Project Title: “Cost Estimation Tools for Data Center Two-Phase Cooling with Vapor Recompression-based Heat Recovery”

Faculty Mentor: Aaron P. Wemhoff, PhD, Associate Professor, College of Engineering

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Falvey Scholar: Alec Henderson

Project Title: “Mapping Habitat Suitability of the American Chestnut in Pennsylvania: Can we Restore this Foundational Tree to our Forests?”

Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Santoro, Professor, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and Peleg Kremer, PhD, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Falvey Scholar: Erica Mallon

Project Title: “Dsk2 Interacts with Polyubiquitinated Substrates to Reciprocally Induce Sedimentation”

Faculty Mentor: Daniel Kraut, PhD, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences