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.   

biomed, chem, ece, mne

VCU Engineering professor to lead National Science Foundation’s Division of Undergraduate Education

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has appointed Rosalyn Hobson Hargraves, Ph.D., to be its director of the Division of Undergraduate Education.

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Making it [virtually] real

Virtual reality brings students into the invisible physics behind everyday processes.


VCU Engineering faculty members receive Presidential Research Quest Fund grants

Three Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering faculty members have received 2021 grants through the VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund (PeRQ).

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VCU Engineering faculty members receive VCU Community-engaged Research Grants

Two faculty members in VCU’s College of Engineering have received Community-engaged Research (CEnR) grants for 2021.

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New communications technology for smarter ‘smart warehouses’

Ruixin Niu, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is working to optimize communications systems for smart warehouses. He is the principal investigator on a project to design a distributed wireless system to enhance communications capabilities for smart warehouses’ industrial internet of things devices.

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Diversity organizations honor VCU Engineering alum for outstanding teaching

Ryan Green, Ph.D. (Ph.D.’19), who completed his doctorate in electrical and computer engineering at VCU in 2019, has been recognized for excellence in teaching at Mississippi State University (MSU).

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Outstanding graduate students honored for research, teaching

Competition was fierce for VCU Engineering’s Outstanding Graduate Research award this year, with 16 nominees from all five of the college’s departments. Two winners were selected.

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