Bensalem engineering students visit Villanova

This was the culmination of the work of the Engineering 103: Industrial Design class

L to R: Katherine Matveykina, Joseph McGuire, Evan Kwak, Brad Koch, Daniel Garcia, Timothy Chase and Dan Lubacz. Source: Susan Phy

On Monday, June 3, engineering students from Bensalem High School’s Engineering 103: Industrial Design and their teacher, Dan Lubacz, visited Villanova University and were the guests of Dr. Christa Bialka, Ed.D, and Gregory Hannah, assistant director of the Office of Disability Services.

They met with engineering professor George Simmons, toured his labs, and saw first-hand some of the work he has done with his students accommodating people with disabilities.

Specifically, they saw Frankie Kineavy’s 3D printer device. This device allows Kineavy to type on a Surface tablet to communicate.

Engineering 103: Industrial Design students have worked with Bialka building devices that accommodate people with disabilities. In March 2018, BHS students built a sled (for snow) for people who are blind or vision impaired. This tour and meeting at Villanova was the culmination of all their work.

Students also met with Cassie Moriarty and Sarah Godschall, recent Villanova civil engineering graduates, to discuss their future college and career paths.

Finally, they toured Villanova’s Finneran Pavilion with assistant athletic director for marketing Janine Shao as she showed them the new Pavilion, explained the challenges met with improving the old Pavilion, and the NCAA Championship trophies.