Faye Prichard, assistant professor in the Honors College and director of writing, (front) with students who presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire. (Contributed photo)

At national conference, two dozen VCU undergraduates present research on sitcoms, science and more

May 3, 2023

The students, almost all of them in their first year at VCU, were featured at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire.

11 VCU students, recent alums and staff receive Fulbright awards for 2023-24

May 2, 2023

In earning one of the country’s top scholarships, they will spread out across the globe to teach English, conduct research, pursue creative projects and study for graduate degrees.

The Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit and the Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity are centerpiece events for VCU Research Weeks every year, highlighting the work of student researchers. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

From smoking to scenic rivers, VCU students spotlight their insight at research symposiums

May 2, 2023

Graduate and undergraduate researchers showcase their creativity and welcome the feedback.

Keynote speaker Elizabeth Dougherty, eastern regional outreach director for the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, said those who invent “have the power to change the world.” (Clement Britt)

Representing medical advances and transdisciplinary research, 22 VCU researchers are inducted into National Academy of Inventors

May 1, 2023

“The unstoppable knowledge creation and the transformative innovation being carried out here is felt locally, nationally and globally,” said P. Srirama Rao, Ph.D., vice president for research and innovation.

Damian Pitt, Ph.D., seeks to incorporate equity into energy planning frameworks to address existing resource disparities in underserved communities. (David Slipher, L. Douglas Wilder School of Government and Public Affairs)

Blending equity and sustainability, Damian Pitt shapes the future of energy policy

May 1, 2023

Wilder School professor and a leader in VCU’s Institute for Sustainable Energy and Environment connects students to the challenges of powering the future.

Tara Ram Mohan majored in computer science, operations research, and mathematical sciences at VCU. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: From the Fed to SpaceX, Tara Ram Mohan seeks ways of making an impact

April 28, 2023

Ram Mohan served four internships while at VCU, including one on the Starlink project that led to a full-time job after graduation.

Costa Samaras, Ph.D., principal assistant director for energy and chief adviser for energy policy in the White House Office of Science and Technology, gave a keynote address. (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Symposium explores the ‘everything problem’ of climate change – and the path to combat it

April 27, 2023

The transition to a clean energy economy requires interdisciplinary solutions, as reflected in the VCU institute that is hosting this week’s event.

‘Learn, discover, and innovate’: VCU celebrates the opening of its new STEM building

April 26, 2023

VCU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 168,000-square-foot building dedicated to STEM with space for more than 10,000 students who will take up to 70 courses each semester.

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.