Varun Kodali is a second-year Honors College student studying biology and minoring in chemistry in the VCU College of Humanities and Sciences. (Contributed photo)

VCU award winners are Keeping it REAL in research, community engagement and global education

May 22, 2023

Projects that highlight relevant, experiential and applied learning touch on cancer treatment, youth exposure to science and cultural expansion.

Nonso Akunwafor and Vishnu Alavala will be fellows in the Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes this year. (Contributed photo)

Two VCU students selected as fellows for Fulbright U.K. Summer Institutes

May 17, 2023

Nonso Akunwafor, a freshman studying urban and regional studies, and Vishnu Alavala, a freshman studying biology, will go abroad this summer as part of the program.

Jonathan Tatman, a biology major and safety ambassador, joined the Powerlifting Club at VCU as a junior. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Jonathan Tatman, a safety ambassador, combines his interests in powerlifting and science

May 10, 2023

Tatman, who is a biology major, has won four statewide powerlifting competitions.

Ishaan Nandwani, pictured at the Plaza de España in Seville, Spain, has been mesmerized by the architecture and “authentic beauty” of Seville during his spring studying there. (Photo by Victoria Bee, @?victoriabeephoto on Instagram)

Class of 2023: With an expanding world view, Ishaan Nandwani sees medicine as service

May 8, 2023

VCU Honors College senior, with degrees in biology and Spanish, looks to blend patient and community care.

The Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit and the Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity are centerpiece events for VCU Research Weeks every year, highlighting the work of student researchers. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

From smoking to scenic rivers, VCU students spotlight their insight at research symposiums

May 2, 2023

Graduate and undergraduate researchers showcase their creativity and welcome the feedback.

‘Learn, discover, and innovate’: VCU celebrates the opening of its new STEM building

April 26, 2023

VCU held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for its 168,000-square-foot building dedicated to STEM with space for more than 10,000 students who will take up to 70 courses each semester.

Andy Shar, left, and Daeha Joung, Ph.D., center, inspect the flexible 3D printing ink Andy has developed that conducts electricity, which will allow researchers in their lab and other scientists to make wearable devices and eSkin technologies that empower patients to better monitor and take charge of their health. (Allen Jones, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Biology major Andy Shar discovers 3D printable ink that ‘everyone was looking for,’ physics professor says

April 20, 2023

Daeha Joung, Ph.D., supports his sophomore research mentee’s independence and success, which now includes published research.

Gabriella Daire, a junior at VCU, has been selected as a recipient of the Goldwater Scholarship. (Contributed photo)

VCU undergraduate earns Goldwater Scholarship, a highly sought-after honor for students in STEM fields

April 19, 2023

As a Goldwater Scholar, biology researcher and Richmond native Gabriella Daire pursues her interest in space medicine.

A rendering of the College of Humanities and Sciences’ new 168,000-square-foot STEM building.

VCU to celebrate opening of new STEM building

April 18, 2023

The 168,000-square-foot building, located at the site of the former Franklin Street Gym, will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Akhila Kunuthuru will graduate as an Honors College student with a double major in interdisciplinary studies with a focus in public health from University College and biology from the College of Humanities and Sciences. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Akhila Kunuthuru finds path to medical school and a community she can count on at VCU

April 13, 2023

Pennsylvania native, drawn to VCU and the city of Richmond, reflects on valuable lessons in storytelling and interdisciplinarity while “connecting the dots” between her education and her career goals.