Engaged Engineers

Volunteers make what we do possible. The VCU College of Engineering - Office of Government and Community Outreach recognizes the many recurring volunteers that devote their time and skills in support of our community programming by distinguishing them as Engaged Engineers once they have served as a volunteer at outreach and/or community engagement events for 4 semesters. If you are interested in learning more about the Engaged Engineer Award, please contact engrengage@vcu.edu.

Volunteer Registration Form

College Programs

Supporting Tech Achievement for Richmond Students (STARS)

A collaborative project to support STEM education in the Richmond region

STARS project

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Early Engineers

Programming and resources designed to support elementary school educators in Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM)

Early Engineers

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Code Beats

An opportunity for youth to learn about computer science through coding hip-hop beats

Code Beats

Elementary School Code Beats Particpant

Teacher Professional Development Workshops

We offer summer workshops for teachers on topics related to engineering and technology. Contact us for more information

Contact Us

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Engineering in Vision

If you can’t see it, you can’t be it. This video conference series connects students at John B. Cary Elementary with graduate students in the VCU College of Engineering

Engineering in Vision

Engineering Video Conference with Students

Dean's Early Research Initiative (DERI)

An opportunity for high school students to work in VCU Engineering laboratories for an extended and in depth research experience


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Customized, hands-on experiences featuring all aspects of engineering and computer science for high school student groups


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Engineering Practices in Color (EPIC)

A program created and run by a Biomedical Engineering graduate student to teach STEAM topics to students with cognitive diversity using innovative and multisensory methods


Engineering Practices in Color

High School Programming Contest

An annual challenging and fun opportunity for high school students to improve their Java programming skills

High School Programming Contest

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The College hosts four hackathons every year on topics that range from programming to healthcare. Come celebrate innovation and ingenuity at VCU


RamHacks 2019 Participants

Policy Pathways

Policy Pathways teaches data analysis, statistics, civics, and citizenry for policy policy applications. Year-round and two-week summer opportunities for high school students

Policy Pathways

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