VCU receives $1 million grant to increase minority Ph.D. STEM students

The funding is designed to guide students through the early years of a doctoral program when many drop out.

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New testbeds at VCU College of Engineering boost the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative’s capabilities in securing NextG, medical devices and smart cities

The testbeds were developed under the leadership of Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D., director of the CCI Central Virginia regional node and professor and chair of VCU’s Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering.

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VCU chapter of National Academy of Inventors inducts eight faculty researchers

The university’s research enterprise is growing stronger because of a ‘culture of collaboration’ that benefits people and changes lives, said VCU President Michael Rao.

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The Dreams to Reality Incubator: open for business

At Virginia Commonwealth University, the Dreams to Reality Incubator (D2Ri) is the place where students, faculty and local businesses work to develop partnerships for introducing new products to market.


20 VCU Engineering faculty among world’s most-cited researchers in 2021, according to Stanford University study

VCU Engineering faculty are among the world's most-cited researchers.

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Q&A with Patrick Martin, Ph.D.

5 Questions, 5 Answers, 5 Minutes – Featuring Patrick J. Martin, Ph.D., Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering


Catching up with VCU Engineering’s first graduates: The Class of 2000

Meet Shahab Siddiqui, Ph.D., a member of VCU Engineering's first graduating class. "Some of my family members joked back then that 'VCU opened an engineering school for you,' as I was a new immigrant to the U.S. and looking for electrical engineering programs in Virginia," he recalled.

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Catching up with VCU Engineering’s first graduates: The Class of 2000

In these two interviews, class of 2000 alumni Mia Sanchez de Lozada, D.D.S., and Robbie Staples, PE, reflect on the earliest years of VCU Engineering

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Using data-driven machine learning to combat the opioid crisis

How can machine learning help stop the opioid epidemic? It begins with gathering enough large-scale data to develop predictive treatment policies that can be supported across communities in a targeted approach.


Navigating the nanoscale

For more than a decade, VCU’s Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility has been helping researchers navigate the nanoscale, a world that is almost indescribably small.   

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