VCU Engineers are dedicated to working in and with our community. Students, faculty and staff routinely engage with local schools, community groups, and community members through research projects, outcome-focused collaborations, and activities that raise public awareness of the role engineering plays in our lives. Through our Office of Government and Community Outreach, VCU Engineering hosts a variety of opportunities for community outreach and engagement.
For the 2018-19 academic year
Teachers Reached Through Workshops on STEAM in the Classroom
K-8 Students Reached Through Outreach and Field Trips
Visits with Regional Schools
Volunteers from VCU Engineering (students, faculty and staff)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Date||Event||Type of Opportunities||Location|
|12||Mini Innovation Day||Lead Hands-on Activity||Lakeside Elementary School|
|26||Mini Innovation Day||Lead Hands-on Activity||Enon Elementary School|
|4||Full Innovation Day||Lead Hands-on Activity||Longdale Elementary School|
|23-24||Mission Tomorrow||Promote Engineering||Richmond Raceway|
|29||Battlefield Park Elementary School Field Trip||Lead Hands-on Activity||VCU College of Engineering - West Hall|
|7||Mini Innovation Day||Lead Hands-on Activity||M. Christian Elementary School|
|12||STEAM Night||Lead Hands-on Activity||Southampton Elementary School|
|19||Mini Innovation Day||Lead Hands-on Activity||Laurel Meadow Elementary School|
|25||STEAM Day||Lead Hands-on Activity||J.B. Fisher Elementary School|
|3||Mini Innovation Day||Lead Hands-on Activity||Ecoff Elementary School|
|Engineering Practices in Color (EPIC)–multi-sensory STEM||The New Community School||Sept 5, Oct 3, Nov 7, Dec 5|
Programming and resources designed to support elementary school educators in Science Technology Engineering Arts and Math (STEAM).
We offer summer workshops for teachers on topics related to engineering and technology. Contact us for more information.
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.
An opportunity for high school students to work in VCU Engineering laboratories for an extended and in depth research experience
Customized, hands-on experiences featuring all aspects of engineering and computer science for high school student groups
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
An annual challenging and fun opportunity for high school students to improve their Java programming skills
The College hosts four hackathons every year on topics that range from programming to healthcare. Come celebrate innovation and ingenuity at VCU.
Richmond conference gives middle school girls a crash course in STEAMRichmond-Times Dispatch 6.29.19
Innovation Day at BPESMechanicsville Local 5.15.19
VCU hosts solar competition for middle schoolersWCVE 4.13.19
John B. Cary Elementary Hosts First Annual Innovation DayRPS District News 2.14.19