In honor of Research Weeks (April 10-25), we’re highlighting five undergraduate researchers who are managing very real, very hands-on research with projects they’re passionate about.
Gov. Terry McAuliffe has honored VCU’s ASPiRE (Academic Scholars Program in Real Environments) program as one of seven winners of the 2014 Governor’s Volunteerism and Community Service Awards.
Nicolas “Nico” Andrade, a sophomore at VCU, has been awarded the Goldwater Scholarship, the premier national scholarship for undergraduate science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) students.
More than 2,400 VCU faculty and staff are also alumni of the university, whether they earned their undergraduate, master’s, first-professional or doctoral degrees here. A handful of these faculty and staff share what it’s like to work for their alma mater and how VCU has impacted their lives during their time as students as well as employees.
- Q&A: Jean Giddens, dean of the School of Nursing at VCU (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Depot delight: VCU rescues an old street railway station as a new exhibition space for art (Style Weekly)
- Nurses move beyond patient bedside in research efforts (Richmond Times-Dispatch)
- Va. educators partner to help disabled students (WRIC-TV Channel 8)
- VCU releases rare collection of Civil Rights protest photos (RVA News)
- RVA's startup ecosystem (Work It, Richmond)
Events and announcements
VCU is hosting Student Research Weeks, a series of events that bring together undergraduate and graduate students from across disciplines to celebrate research and creative and scholarly projects. During the two weeks, undergraduate and graduate students will present overviews of their projects, theses and dissertations. For more information, visit http://www.research.vcu.edu/ugresources/research-week_2014.htm.
The Alexandrian Society Symposium, “Race and Society in the Atlantic World,” will feature scholars from the fields of anthropology, history, political science and sociology. It will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the VCU Student Commons. It will be free and open to the public. Scholars from VCU, Johns Hopkins University, Virginia Tech, Columbia University and the College of William & Mary will present at the symposium. Michael Blakey, Ph.D., a National Endowment for the Humanities professor at William & Mary, will deliver the keynote address, “The Idea of Race.”
VCU is preparing for the impact of the 2014 USA Cycling Collegiate Road National Championships, scheduled for May 2-4 in Richmond. The three-day event will bring approximately 800 athletes representing more than 100 colleges and universities to the city and will have a significant impact on the university and the VCU Medical Center each day between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.