The program will prepare entry-level trainees to serve as bench-ready firearms analysts in the area of microscopic comparisons of firearms-related evidence. (Photo courtesy of Stephanie Stephanie Walcott, VCU Department of Forensic Science).

New VCU certificate program will train crime lab analysts

June 1, 2023

Addressing national demand, the 18-month curriculum in forensic firearms examination broadens VCU’s footprint in the field.

Olivia Blackstone, Oscar Kemp and Yathzelly Ortega are just three of thousands of VCU undergraduates who earned their degrees this month.

In their words: Crossing the finish line

May 19, 2023

In a series of short videos, three new VCU graduates capture their thoughts and emotions in the weeks leading up to commencement.

‘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.

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.

Baneshwar Singh

Forensic Science Research

March 30, 2023

The contribution that the Department of Forensic Science is making on the East Marshall Street Well Project was highlighted in President Rao's State of the University address.

Amber Collier, a military veteran and former contractor and aircraft machinist, is pursuing a bachelor's degree in forensic science with a concentration in forensic biology. (Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

Adult and nontraditional students thrive with help of variety of resources at VCU

March 2, 2023

The Office of Adult and Nontraditional Student Services, Rams Reconnect and the Amazon Career Choice program are among the efforts to benefit adult and nontraditional students in their college educations.

Teri Stockham: Godmother to the CSI generation

Feb. 15, 2023

The forensic toxicologist is helping students find success in an ever-changing field

Amber Mundy using a piece of lab equipment in a forensic science laboratory

Mundy selected as Science and Human Rights FutureGen Scholar

Dec. 14, 2022

Amber Mundy, a graduate student at in the Department of Forensic Science at Virginia Commonwealth University, has been selected as a Science and Human Rights FutureGen Scholar by the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Science and Human Rights Coalition.

From left, VCU forensic science alum Bailey Jones; VCU forensic science doctoral student Tyson Baird; VCU forensic science alum and former lab manager Laerissa Reveil; and Michelle Peace, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences.

VCU Department of Forensic Science students win three research awards at international conference

Nov. 17, 2022

A doctoral student, a 2022 alum and a researcher in the Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences all received awards in recognition of research they presented at a recent meeting of the Society of Forensic Toxicologists.

Peace testifies at House of Delegates on cannabis industry

Peace testifies at House of Delegates on cannabis industry

Feb. 21, 2022

Dr Michelle Peace took her research to the Virginia State Capitol Building! She testified in the General Law Committee of the House of Delegates regarding the nature of the cannabis industry in Virginia and the absence of quality assurance in the unregulated market.