Ellie Bavuso is working to “gamify” a treatment that can help autistic individuals learn effective social behaviors. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Through undergraduate research program, student works to shift paradigm for disability inclusion in virtual reality research

Aug. 15, 2023

Ellie Bavuso, a biology major, is designing and developing a virtual reality game that's custom-made to support individuals with autism.

‘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.

Professor Carr and students standing in a river studying sediments.

Scenes from Footprints on the James

Jan. 12, 2023

Kayaks. Campfires. Microscopes. Students soaked up knowledge of the James River’s natural history and biodiversity over five adventure-filled weeks.

fernando tenjo-fernandez peering into a microscope in a lab

Fostering student success motivates biology professor Fernando Tenjo-Fernandez as he approaches his 20th year at VCU

Sept. 12, 2022

Enthusiasm from his students encourages Tenjo-Fernandez to find new and innovative ways to keep them engaged.

jill reid and catherine hulshof

Faculty awards announced for 2020-21

July 22, 2022

Please join us in congratulating our faculty for their recognitions and awards in the 2020-21 school year.

Vineeth Vaidyula. Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, University Marketing.

Honors student starts club to assist refugees in Richmond, raise awareness

March 7, 2022

‘Through volunteerism, and through conversations, we want VCU students to gain a better understanding of this local population of people that are often very underserved and falling through the cracks.’

Concept rendering inside VCU's new STEM building. Classes are set to begin in fall 2023.

Take a virtual tour of VCU’s new STEM building

Dec. 15, 2021

The 168,000-square-foot facility set to open in 2023 will feature a variety of unique learning environments.

Kameron Jones. “If I didn’t have my grandmother, who was so integrated in the tribe and grew up on the land, I wouldn’t know about my culture,” she said. “I am trying to learn more about not only my grandmother but also further back in our history.” (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Biology student Kameron Jones seeks to connect with fellow Indigenous students and serve Native American communities

Nov. 5, 2021

An aspiring doctor and descendant of the Meherrin Indian Tribe, Jones is learning more about her history, and seeking opportunities to help create a better future.

Biology student Anubhav Thapaliya in Erich Damm's wet lab. (Maggie Nguyen)

From red cell development to cultural preservation, VCU’s Baldacci scholars continue to further their studies

Oct. 25, 2021

The grant program, created by a gift from alum David Baldacci and his wife, Michelle, provides students with funds to pursue experiential learning opportunities.

Biology professor Chris Gough, Ph.D., stands in Monroe Park while holding a piece of art produced by one of his students. (Tom Kojcsich, University Marketing)

Forest ecology, illustrations and jam sessions: How arts and science mix in Chris Gough’s lab

Aug. 17, 2021

Gough, a biology professor — and a trained singer and musician — hosts art students in his lab to better ensure important data is conveyed through imagery.