Fraser Trotter works part-time at Velocity Comics on Broad Street and as a tutor in VCU’s Department of Philosophy. (Photo by Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications.)

Class of 2023: Fraser Trotter went back to college after dropping out years earlier. At VCU, he earned straight A’s and is headed to a top law school.

April 25, 2023

Trotter, a philosophy major, thought he’d missed his chance at a college degree but found success at Virginia Commonwealth University.

As part of her research project under mentor Chelsea Williams, Ph.D. (right), Vanessa Olazabal (left) honed her presentation skills and traveled to Salt Lake City to present her findings at a conference. (Allen Jones, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU summer program gave psychology major Vanessa Olazabal a GREAT research subject: fellow Rams

April 24, 2023

She explored links among Latine students’ ethnic-racial identity, relationships, the pandemic and how alcohol use and anxiety were affected.

Sierra Tutwiler is a recipient of an NSF fellowship that will help support her pursuit of a Ph.D. at VCU. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Sierra Tutwiler puts her energy into energy

April 24, 2023

First-generation college grad, a double major in physics and mechanical engineering, directs her passion for science and research into power.

Andy Shar, left, and Daeha Joung, Ph.D., center, inspect the flexible 3D printing ink Andy has developed that conducts electricity, which will allow researchers in their lab and other scientists to make wearable devices and eSkin technologies that empower patients to better monitor and take charge of their health. (Allen Jones, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Biology major Andy Shar discovers 3D printable ink that ‘everyone was looking for,’ physics professor says

April 20, 2023

Daeha Joung, Ph.D., supports his sophomore research mentee’s independence and success, which now includes published research.

Saniya Phillips founded the student group, Leadership for Women of Color, among many other efforts during her undergraduate experience at VCU. (Contributed photo)

Class of 2023: Saniyah Phillips finds her stage beyond the theater

April 20, 2023

Activism and community are central for political science major, who next will pursue a Master of Public Administration degree at VCU.

Gabriella Daire, a junior at VCU, has been selected as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship. (Contributed photo)

VCU undergraduate earns Goldwater Scholarship, a highly sought-after honor for students in STEM fields

April 19, 2023

As a Goldwater Scholar, biology researcher and Richmond native Gabriella Daire pursues her interest in space medicine.

A VCU research team is developing a solution to help prevent infection and complications for patients receiving chemotherapy, dialysis and other treatments through their veins. (Getty Images)

With $1.52M grant, VCU chemistry professor seeks a solution to benefit chemo and dialysis patients

April 18, 2023

Xuewei Wang and his team are targeting the risk of clotting and infection in a common medical implant in veins.

Olive Blackstone is graduating with a 3.9 GPA and is double majoring in criminal justice and psychology. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: With a mind on crime, Olive Blackstone pursues justice and understanding

April 18, 2023

Blackstone has explored criminal justice and psychology at VCU, both in and out of the classroom.

A rendering of the College of Humanities and Sciences’ new 168,000-square-foot STEM building.

VCU to celebrate opening of new STEM building

April 18, 2023

The 168,000-square-foot building, located at the site of the former Franklin Street Gym, will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Six Ukrainian national security experts visited Richmond recently, and VCU facilitated their work to target land mines in their country. (Photo courtesy of GEO)

Ukrainian delegation visits with VCU experts and others as part of effort to eliminate the threat of land mines

April 17, 2023

National security experts from a country at war meet with faculty and other leaders to learn and share insights.