Engineers2B is a program designed to get small groups of high school students to visit Virginia Commonwealth University College of Engineering to experience engineering and computer science.

Engineers2B is your portal to the world of engineering: innovation, imagination and pragmatism. High school students interested in improving their world are invited to our customized, hands-on experiences featuring all aspects of engineering and computer science. Groups range from 6-12 students. Larger groups will not be able to do hands-on activities. A typical Engineers2B visit lasts three hours. Space is limited, so please request appointment 30 days in advance.

Engineers2B customized experiences may include:

  • Attend a lecture from a VCU College of Engineering professor.
  • View the VCU College of Engineering with student-guided tours
  • Participate with VCU College of Engineering students in an undergraduate-level lab experience (ONLY for groups of 12 or less)
  • Lunch at VCU's dining hall with current College of Engineering students
  • A presentation pertaining to admissions for the College of Engineering
  • Have a Clean Room experience tour

Dates for Fall 2018

  • Sept 18 - Goochland High School
  • Oct 2  - Lee Davis High School
  • Oct 16 - St. Catherine's School / St. Christopher's School
  • Oct 30 - Peninsula Catholic High School
  • Nov 13 - Lynnhaven Academy
  • Nov 27 - Powhatan High School

Dates for Spring 2019

  • Jan 22 - Appomattox Regional Governors School
  • Feb 5 - Hanover High School (Group A)
  • Feb 19 - Trinity Episcopal School
  • March 12 - Maggie Walker Governors School
  • March 26 - Hanover High School (Group B)
  • April 9 - CODE RVA
  • April 23 - Bridging Communities

Group visits allow small and large groups an opportunity to visit the College of Engineering. Group visits are coordinated with a College of Engineering representative where they can be planned to meet group needs and interests.

Contact Lorraine Parker, Ph.D. for more information:


Phone: (804) 828-4704

Fax: (804) 828-9866