Lane Carasik, Ph.D., receives Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award from the American Nuclear Society
Lane Carasik, Ph.D., mechanical and nuclear engineering assistant professor, recently received the Social Responsibility in the Nuclear Community Award from the American Nuclear Society (ANS). He was co-awarded the honor with Kalin Kiesling, Ph.D., from Argonne National Laboratory, and Lisa Marshall, from NC State University.
Beating the heat with Engineering students’ robotic gripper
The team’s invention was one of the finalists in the 2022 Collegiate Inventors Competition, which notes the gripper is designed to lower production time while reducing the cost of the part- making process.
Drug delivery, new therapies, AI, VR: Array of VCU inventors receive Commercialization Fund awards
A Virginia Commonwealth University pharmacy professor and his team have repurposed a long-approved drug that could soon be used to treat eye disorders such as diabetic retinopathy and age-related macular degeneration.
Faculty, staff discuss the ‘perplexing, exciting and scary’ implications of AI, such as ChatGPT, on campus
University developing resources for using artificial intelligence technology in the academic setting. “It’s going to change every aspect of the university,” one panelist said.
U.S. News and World Report ranks VCU Engineering online graduate program among best in nation
VCU Engineering’s online masters in mechanical and nuclear engineering has been ranked in the nation’s top 50% by U.S. News and World Report.
Researchers use computer models and simulations to predict satellite resilience
Computational physics provides foundation for little-understood physical state generated by nuclear detonation in space.
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Grabbing Opportunity by the STEM
11:30 AM Engineering East Hall, Belvidere Entrance
2:30 PM Engineering East Hall, Room E3229
BME Speaker Series with Bethany Young
12:00 PM Engineering East Hall, Room 4229
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Recent Honors & Awards
Jingyao Deng, Lucas Olson, Pedram Zanganeh Soroush, Steven Hernandez, Yu Zhang and Jie Zhang
VCU Graduate School Dissertation Assistantship
Lucas Olson, Jessanne Lichtenberg, Austin Gouldin and Anne Katherine Brooks
2022 Koerner Family Foundation Doctoral Award
Student Travel Award
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society's Student and Young Professionals Activity Committee (IES SYPA) Contest (3M Video Competition)
Out to Innovate 2022 Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) Foundation CARES Scholarship
By the numbers (as of fall 2022)
increase in computer science students
increase in student participation in internships and co-ops since 2018