With VCU contributors watching, NASA spacecraft begins its journey to the center of a planet

Engineering students developed an imaging system that will help study an asteroid’s composition, which could offer insight into the Earth’s core.

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Mechanical and nuclear engineering professor receives $5 million Department of Energy grant

DOE’s RENEW initiative supports 40 minority-serving institutions to build a diverse STEM workforce.

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Mechanical and nuclear engineering professor receives U.S. Department of Energy Office of Science Early Career Award

Lane Carasik, Ph.D., is one of 93 researchers chosen nationwide and the first of VCU faculty to receive this prestigious award.


U.S. Department of Energy awards VCU College of Engineering $1.5 million toward a research, education and training Center of Excellence

Engineering foundation professor and director of nuclear engineering programs, Supathorn Phongikaroon, Ph.D., will bring together nuclear engineering faculty at VCU, VCU’s School of Business, VUU and VSU faculty members in Deparment of Energy-funded research project.

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VCU researchers developing affordable, noninvasive treatment for RDS in newborns

Worth Longest and his team received a $3 million grant to create an aerosolized surfactant - a substance that lowers liquid surface tension - and a device to deliver it.

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Mechanical engineering undergraduate and SMART Scholar prepares for a future of innovation at the Department of Defense.

Joseph Lee, a recipient of the Department of Defense (DoD) Science, Mathematics and Research for Transformation (SMART) scholarship, wants to create things never seen before.


VCU mechanical engineering undergrad follows an unexpected blueprint for summer

Alyssa Cadua contributes to a nuclear plant’s digitization project, with VCU’s Internship Funding Program helping her seize the opportunity.

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More than ever, startups at VCU are turning ideas into businesses

Where science meets commerce, TechTransfer and Ventures is helping inventors find an audience beyond campus.

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Engineering students from VCU’s Ram Rocketry student organization competed at Battle of the Rockets.

Students participated in the deployable payload sensor event, working together to design, engineer, code and launch a rocket.

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VCU Nuclear Engineering program wins four awards at the American Nuclear Society conference

Twenty-seven students attended to present their work with four winning awards, three for best presentations and one for best paper.

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