Electrical and computer engineering professor receives grant to improve radar technology using artificial intelligence

This year, the Department of Defense awarded 50 minority-serving institutions nationwide, including Virginia Commonwealth University, over $60 million in funds toward defense priority areas.

Biomedical engineering alumni Ashley Bland receives VCU Alumni’s 10 Under 10 award for contributions to Richmond Public Schools

Bland was named Richmond Public Schools Teacher of the Year in 2021 and Virginia Region I Teacher of the Year in 2022.

Paths to engineering: Students shape their future by expanding academic focus.

For Connor Richeson, Benita Amouzou and Mary Fahiem, exploring their academic journey led to a greater understanding of both career goals and ultimate passion for engineering.

VCU hosts Richmond FBI Cyber Collegiate Academy, ushering over 200 students into a month-long cybersecurity awareness journey

Throughout this month-long educational initiative, students from VCU, the University of Richmond and Virginia Union University learned about cybersecurity and law enforcement from FBI field professionals.

With VCU contributors watching, NASA spacecraft begins its journey to the center of a planet

Engineering students developed an imaging system that will help study an asteroid’s composition, which could offer insight into the Earth’s core.

VCU wins inaugural Career Spark Award from national platform Handshake

Only 31 schools were cited in program that honors excellence in campus career centers.

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BME Seminar with Farshid Guilak, Ph.D.

  12:00 PM  Engineering Research Building, Room 1313



Dissertation Defense with Anne Katherine Brooks

  11:00 AM  Engineering Research Building, Room 3308



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