Wenheng Zhang and students in her lab study plants and their genes. Their research could lead to methods that potentially increase the productivity of fruit-bearing plants and knowledge of critical areas in need of environmental protection.
The 6,000-square-foot lab in Sanger Hall — once home to Richard Lower, M.D., who performed Virginia’s first heart transplant in 1968 — will be transformed into a $5 million suite of research facilities.
As he nears the end of his first year at VCU, Brixey, an engineer who leads an arts school, reflects on how he fits in — and how the university stands out.
Researchers conducted brain scans of people as they were being rejected by peers and found that participants with higher levels of mindfulness — the tendency to maintain attention on and awareness of the present moment — more easily coped with the pain of rejection.
Medical school residents and fellows are applying scientific research to a host of health care practices. Nearly 90 showcased their research at the university’s annual Resident-Fellow Research Day.
Events and announcements
Do you know an outstanding Graduate of the Last Decade (GOLD) who should be recognized? Nominate them for VCU Alumni’s 2018 10 Under 10 awards, which recognize the achievements made by alumni who earned their first VCU degree within the past 10 years (2008-17). Alumni will be honored at a ceremony in November. Consideration is given to the nominee’s contributions in one or more of the following ways: service to the university, service to VCU Alumni, professional success and outstanding contributions to the community. Submit nominations online by June 30. Contact Allison Toney, associate director of outreach and engagement, at (804) 827-0311 or email@example.com with questions.
Learn about environmental soundscape and acoustic ecology and use hydrophones to collect underwater sounds on location from noon to 5 p.m. Led by kinetic imaging adjunct faculty Vaughn Whitney Garland, this workshop is part of the summer series “Experiments in Sound.” $45. Registration required.
VCU’s Hyperloop team is ready to unveil the pod they are building to race in the SpaceX final round of competition in Hawthorne, California, in July. The unveiling will be held during an event from 6 to 8 p.m. in Engineering East Hall’s Qimonda Atrium and will include the Hyperloop team, their families and friends, sponsors, faculty, staff, students and leadership from across the university.