Class of 2021: How the impossibility of college became a reality for Ashley Lawrence

In 2009, going to college seemed like a complete impossibility to Ashley Lawrence, who had just graduated from high school and was living on her own — with a puppy — and working full time in Fredericksburg, Virginia.


Two VCU Engineering alums and one student researcher receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships

Two VCU Engineering alums, and one three-year undergraduate member of a VCU Engineering lab, have received recognition in the highly prestigious National Science Foundation’s (NSF’s) Graduate Research Fellowship Program. The program recognizes outstanding students pursuing research-based graduate degrees in the U.S. in disciplines supported by the NSF.

comp, elec, mech

Capstone Spotlight: ECE 414 – An Autonomous Sea Vehicle

This autonomous sea vehicle (ASV) can detect and track nearby objects and determine how far away those objects are.


HealthHacks Spring 2021 teams tackle medical challenges

From improving a heart scanning procedure to reducing bed sores, dozens of students spent 30 hours over the weekend of March 27-28 creating, then presenting their solutions addressing current needs in diagnosis and patient care.

biomed, elec

Hot and cool: TekStyle, a startup by VCU Engineering students, wants to optimize your mask

TekStyle, a startup run by students in the College of Engineering at VCU, is designing a new facemask that protects the wearer in two ways.


VCU researchers lead projects selected for $1 million in funding from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative

Three research projects led by principal investigators from the College of Engineering at VCU and one from VCU School of the Arts have been selected to receive funding from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI).

biomed, bme, chem, clse, ece, elec, mech, mne

Electrical and computer engineering chair co-edits book on medical applications of antenna and sensor technologies

Erdem Topsakal, Ph.D., professor and chair of the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, is co-editor of “Antenna and Sensor Technologies in Modern Medical Applications."