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Graduation Scenes

May 15, 2024

Images from some of VCU’s many events celebrating the spring class of 2024.

Skye Thurston, a senior majoring in mechanical engineering and physics, was among the student researchers to feature their work at two recent poster symposiums. (Photo by Dina Weinstein, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Hundreds of posters reveal one compelling story of VCU student research

May 7, 2024

Undergraduate and graduate symposiums, part of annual VCU Research Weeks, highlight projects that touch on an array of disciplines, notable history and scientific potential.

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VCU Department of Forensic Science Assistant Professor Stephen Stockman, CCSA, MPA will teach a week-long course in Crime Scene Photography

May 1, 2024

Upon completion of this Crime Scene Photography course taught by Crime Scene Investigator, Forensic Trainer and Certified Crime Scene Analyst, Stephen Stockman, participants will participate in lectures and practical exercises on the way to earning a certificate of completion and a Digital Badge.

Ana Edwards, an assistant professor of African American studies at VCU, has been interviewing members of the Family Representative Council, including Joe Jones and others who have been connected with the work going back to 1994. (Contributed photo)

VCU students, faculty document oral history of the East Marshall Street Well Project

April 2, 2024

The Health Humanities Lab, a research lab at VCU’s Humanities Research Center, is conducting the project in collaboration with the Family Representative Council.

Jaelyn Jenifer said that when she transferred to VCU, “I wanted to put myself in a position to be challenged.” (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

How I found my research: Jaelyn Jenifer hopes to be a ‘guardian of public health’

March 7, 2024

Undergraduate student researcher and aspiring forensic toxicologist studies medications used in the treatment of HIV infections.

Students in Dr. Christopher Ehrhardt’s lab will work over the next six months to analyze changes in the cellular autofluorescence that occur in animal fluids over time. Eventually, the research will be used to help investigators working on cases involving animal cruelty.

VCU forensic science professor receives ASPCA grant to support animal cruelty investigations

Jan. 31, 2024

Christopher Ehrhardt’s lab is developing a test that could determine when animal DNA was left at a crime scene.

VCU physics doctoral candidates Mohammed Almahyawi and Thomas W. Rockett demonstrate the setup of their nanopore research that could one day help diagnose ovarian cancer. (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU-led research shows effectiveness of new technique to detect ovarian cancer marker peptides

Jan. 30, 2024

The nanopore-sensing technology could lead to earlier and more accurate diagnoses.

In the Laboratory for Forensic Toxicology Research, Alaina Holt demonstrates an analysis of e-liquids containing unlisted ingredients. (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Class of 2023: Alaina Holt’s research into vaping and THC-related products is helping keep the public safe

Dec. 4, 2023

Holt’s research mentor, Michelle Peace, said the doctoral student's tenacity, passion and positive energy have helped “make the magic happen” in the Laboratory for Forensic Toxicology Research.

Amanda Harris, Ph.D., a teaching associate professor of chemistry, meets with students in the Science Hub as part of student hours in VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

In ‘breaking’ traditional office hours, VCU is helping students succeed

Nov. 13, 2023

The new approach – “student hours” – in VCU’s Science Hub in the new STEM building is being embraced by students and faculty alike.

Jade Raspberry, a biomedical engineering major; Brandi Daniels, a counselor with the Division for Academic Success; and Jaylynn Seay, a forensic science major, are organizers for the inaugural STEM Career Expo. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU’s new STEM Career Expo stems from students taking the lead

Nov. 6, 2023

Event on Nov. 9 pulls together campus resources, offers networking opportunities and spotlights diversity.