Online Nomination Form for Faculty Advisors can be found here.
Deadline Extended until April 3, 2020!
Online Application Form for Students can be found here.
(Note: Students MUST be nominated by a faculty mentor before applying in order to be considered for the award)
Deadline Extended until April 10, 2020!
View past winner entries in the Falvey Digital Library
More information on Falvey Scholars can be found here.
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.
Falvey Scholar: Brett Schratz
Project Title: “Rawls on "The Hard Question" for LGBTQ Rights: Are Religious Exemptions Just?”
Mentor: Dr. Sally Scholz
Falvey Scholar: Josephine Papotto
Project Title: "Temporal Variability and Spatial Controls on Sediment Chemistry in Three Puerto Rico Watersheds"
Mentor: Dr. Steven Goldsmith
Falvey Scholar: Gabriella Giordano
Project Title: "Spatial analysis of heavy metals in marsh soils and ribbed mussels (Geukensia demissa) from Plum Island Estuary, MA”
Mentor: Dr. Nathaniel Weston
Falvey Scholar: Timothy Long
Project Title: “Even the Mercy of the Lord Burns: Violence, Distortion, and Grace in Flannery O’Connor, Jacques Maritain, and Karl Barth”
Mentor: Dr. Helena Tomko
Falvey Scholar: Madison Puleo
Project Title: “"An Interprofessional Mock Code-Care Transition-Parkinson’s Disease (PD) Patient- Missed, Omitted and Delayed (MOD) Medication Simulation Case Study"
Mentor: Professor Diane Ellis
Falvey Scholar: Lauren Garofalo and Samantha Sandler
Project Title: “Evaluation of a Snake Jaw Robot to Teach Integrated Biology, Mathematics, and Engineering”
Mentor: Dr. Deeksha Seth