Engineering in Vision is a videoconferencing series that connects K-12 classrooms with VCU Engineers in their labs. The purpose is to let students experience many types of engineering over multiple sessions so that they can gain a broad understanding of just how many opportunities exist in this field. By using videoconferencing, VCU Engineering can reach many more students than would be able to come for field trips. This program is making engineering real in the classroom.

If you are a K-12 teacher and would like to sign up your class for Engineering in Visions, please do so using the links below. If you are a student or parent, please share this page with your K-12 teacher.

Date Time Professor Topic Registration
Thursday, October 6, 2022 9:30 a.m. Dr. Cartin

Come learn about MakerSpace, where students can learn/do:

  • Sheet Metal Fabrication
  • Brazing, Soldering, and Welding
  • Painting
  • Basic Woodworking Projects
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Project Management
  • Assistance in design for manufacturing
  • Training students in machining fundamentals
October 6 Registration
Friday, October 14, 2022 Noon Dr. Peterson Dr. Peterson will be teaching us about collagen fibers and how they are an integral part in making our joints function. October 14 Registration
Tuesday, October 18, 2022 12:15 p.m. Dr. Yadavalli Dr. Yadavalli’s lab will illustrate extracting particles from squids (an ocean cephalopod) and combining that with cocoons made by silkworms (an insect on Earth). The byproduct is something quite innovative—a thin sheet film that can be used in electronics. October 18 Registration
Friday, October 21, 2022 11:45 a.m. Dr. Kinsey Dr. Kinsey will give us a tour of his lab, KLab Photonics. Photonics is a science that deals with creating, detecting, and manipulating light using special technology.

**Engineering in Vision is generally meant for 4th-12th grades. However, this session would be better for 7th-12th graders**
October 21 Registration
Friday, November 2, 2022 9:15 a.m. Dr. Miller Dr. Miller will talk to us about the development, testing, and licensing of analysis methods for Dominion Virginia Power's fleet of commercial nuclear reactors.

**Engineering in Vision is generally meant for 4th-12th grades. However, this session would be better for 7th-12th graders**
November 2 Registration
Friday, November 4, 2022 10:45 a.m. RamRocketry Ram Rocketry will show us their rockets as well as give us the inside to the lifecycle process of building and launching a rocket. November 4 Registration
Friday, November 18, 2022 10:45 a.m. American Nuclear Society TDB November 18 Registration
Monday, November 28, 2022 11:45 a.m. Dr. Hadimani Dr. Hadimani will talk to us about 3-D brain phantom for the evaluation of neuromodulation techniques.

**Engineering in Vision is generally meant for 4th-12th grades. However, this session would be better for 7th-12th graders**
November 28 Registration

For more information about specific Engineering in Vision sessions, please visit our Early Engineers resource site for past presenters or contact Shertal St Luce if you have any questions.