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Concept rendering inside VCU's new STEM building. Classes are set to begin in fall 2023.

Take a virtual tour of VCU’s new STEM building

Dec. 15, 2021

The 168,000-square-foot facility set to open in 2023 will feature a variety of unique learning environments.

Amanda Moses Ferreira inside Michelle Peace's lab. Ferreira is removing a tiny sample from edibles advertised as containing delta-8. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

VCU lab testing delta-8 products finds misleading labeling, lack of safety standards

Dec. 15, 2021

“At the end of the day, it’s a consumer safety issue. For the most part, people are not aware of what they’re buying and cannot make informed decisions about what they consume.”

Turner's undergraduate experiences include time as a research intern at the National Institutes of Health. (Allen Jones, University Marketing)

Class of 2021: Triniti Turner is driven by a passion for research and forensic science

Nov. 19, 2021

The graduating student’s experiences include time in a forensic molecular biology lab and as a research intern at the National Institutes of Health.

Tal Simmons with animal bones donated to VCU from the Search and Rescue Tracking Institute. (Kevin Morley, University Marketing)

Search and rescue group gets training in bone identification with VCU professor

Sept. 13, 2021

Members are trained to look for clothing on bushes or broken tree limbs but don’t have as much experience identifying and documenting human remains.

Carlo Rosati, a retired FBI firearms and ballistics examiner who teaches in VCU's Department of Forensic Science, appeared in Sunday's episode of "Forensic Files II."

VCU forensic science instructor appears on ‘Forensic Files II’

Aug. 2, 2021

Retired FBI examiner and adjunct faculty member Carlo Rosati was featured on the episode “The Orange Shorts.”

Marilyn T. Miller, Ed.D., associate professor in the Department of Forensic Science, is retiring. (Contributed photo)

Marilyn Miller, crime scene guru and founding forensic science faculty member, retires

June 8, 2021

For the past 20 years, Miller, an associate professor in the VCU Department of Forensic Science in the College of Humanities and Sciences, has been a driving force in legitimizing scientific analysis as a sub-discipline of crime scene investigation.

The first steel beams for VCU's new science, technology, engineering and math building arrive next week. The six-floor building is under construction at the site of VCU’s former Franklin Street Gym, which was demolished last year. (Credit: Ballinger/Quinn Evans Architects.)

VCU’s new STEM building is beginning to take shape

Feb. 22, 2021

Steel beams for the building will be delivered next week. The project at the site of the old Franklin Street Gym will expand lab, classroom and office space for the College of Humanities and Sciences.

Greg Sandoe's dog, Bandit, plays the role of victim in a mock crime scene Sandoe created at home for his forensic science class. (Courtesy of Greg Sandoe)

Reconstructing the crime scene

Feb. 8, 2021

How do you transform a forensic science lab meant for in-person instruction into a successful virtual experience? With lots of creativity and a heavy dose of technology.