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.

Provost reflects on career journey in light of prestigious engineering award

Fotis Sotiropoulos said “never in his wildest dreams” did he think he would one day win the Fluids Engineering Award, joining researchers he idolized.

2022 Year in Review

As we welcome 2023, let’s look back at some of the most impactful stories of 2022.

Computer science faculty member wins award for collaborative project with appliance manufacturer Hamilton Beach

Alberto Cano, Ph.D., associate professor of computer science, worked with the appliance manufacturer to develop and implement a business intelligence service on the Microsoft Azure cloud. The software helps Hamilton Beach monitor product sales on the web.

Class of 2022: Dhruv Fomra thrived in rich research environment at VCU

Dhruv Fomra traveled to the U.S. from his native India to earn his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering.

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Prepare for the Engineering Internship and Career Fair

  1:00 PM  Engineering East Hall, Room E2221



Career Fair Prep & Co-op Coffee and Bagel Hour

  9:45 AM  Engineering West Hall, Lobby



BME Seminar with Jonathan Brumberg, Ph.D.

  12:00 PM  Engineering Research Building, Room 1313



CLSE Seminar with Ryan Hartman, Ph.D.

  1:00 PM  Engineering West Hall, Room 401

Recent Honors & Awards

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Harindra Sandun Mavikumbure

Student Travel Award
IEEE Industrial Electronics Society's Student and Young Professionals Activity Committee (IES SYPA) Contest (3M Video Competition)

Tylin Williams

Out to Innovate 2022 Berkshire Hathaway Energy (BHE) Foundation CARES Scholarship

Gwenny Verity

AIChE 2021-22 Donald F. Othmer Second Year Student Academic Excellence Award

Kelsey Gunter

AIChE 2021-22 First Year Student Recognition Award

By the numbers (as of fall 2022)


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increase in computer science students


increase in student participation in internships and co-ops since 2018