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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.

More than 10,000 students will take up to 70 courses each semester in VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street, starting this fall. (Photo by Kevin Morley, Enterprise Marketing and Communications.)

Take a video tour of VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street

Sept. 1, 2023

The College of Humanities and Sciences’ building dedicated to STEM will serve more than 10,000 students in up to 70 courses each semester.

Christopher Ehrhardt

Federal grant will help VCU researchers build forensics business to serve national crime labs

Aug. 31, 2023

VCU Department of Forensic Science Professor, Dr. Christopher Ehrhardt and affiliate faculty, Martha "Kate" Philpott are awarded $270,578 from the National Science Foundation for a VCU startup that is developing technologies to improve forensic investigations.

With funding from the Justice Department, Emanuele Alves, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Forensic Science, is developing a breathalyzer that can differentiate between THC and CBD, leading to fewer false-positive results for THC. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU forensic science professor hopes a better THC breathalyzer will increase road safety

Aug. 25, 2023

Emanuele Alves, Ph.D., is developing a device that could offer results within minutes and reduce false positives.

‘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.

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 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.

The 19th century human remains discovered in 1994 in an abandoned well on the MCV Campus were transferred Thursday from the Virginia Department of Historic Resources to VCU's Department of Forensic Science. There, researchers will seek to understand more about who the people were and the cultural and historical context in which they lived. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

As 19th century ancestral remains arrive at VCU, researchers aim to learn more about who they were

Jan. 7, 2022

The remains were uncovered 28 years ago in an abandoned well on the MCV Campus. Researchers hope their efforts “help to bring some sense of closure to the community.”