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Advancing Computers and Electronic Devices

Crafting devices and systems for computing, communication, health care, power and transportation.

MAJOR IN ELECTRICAL AND COMPUTER ENGINEERING

The department offers B.S. degrees in computer engineering and electrical engineering, minors in both areas and options for coursework for pre-medicine or pre-dentistry students. Learn more

EARN A GRADUATE DEGREE

The department offers M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Engineering with a concentration in Electrical Engineering or Computer Engineering. Learn more

CONDUCT CUTTING-EDGE RESEARCH

Research areas include big data processing, transmission and storage, embedded computer systems, cyber security, electronic materials and devices, communications and signal and image processing, electric power distribution and smart grids and sustainable energy generation. Learn more

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Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Electrical engineering and computer engineering are professions concerned with systems that generate, transmit, process and measure information. Advanced technology pervades our lives in areas such as communications, electronics and computers.

Electrical engineers design, develop and implement electrical hardware and software that are used in electrical devices, control systems, electrical machines and communications systems. Electrical engineers have contributed in the design of many devices we use daily such as cell phones, microwave ovens, radars, TVs and laptops.

Computer engineers design, develop and implement computer technologies for a variety of industrial consumer, commercial, military and medical applications. Computer engineers are equipped with knowledge and skills in all aspects of computer hardware and software. They use these skills to make hardware and software tradeoffs for the optimum computer system integration and design.

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Lift off! VCU Engineering students design and 3D-print cargo drone for national obstacle course competition

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New master’s program incentives for Ram Engineers

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Pi Day of Giving surpasses fundraising goal

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HealthHacks Spring 2021 teams tackle medical challenges

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For VCU freshman Juan Jones, life is nothing short of a miracle

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Robot coding for everyone

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Lane Carasik, Ph.D, receives 2020 Lewis F. Moody Award

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Thank you for your service

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Incoming VCU Engineering students now have a chance to earn a credential in user-experience design

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Trees, redlining and urban heat: A planting project in Randolph goes beyond beautification

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Understanding variants of the coronavirus can offer clues about the next threats

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Hot and cool: TekStyle, a startup by VCU Engineering students, wants to optimize your mask

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Richmond Times-Dispatch op-ed by Virginia’s engineering deans: A united response during a pandemic

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Three biomedical engineering graduate students receive Koerner Family Foundation awards

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Imagine a word and ... a device speaks?

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Carlos Castano, Ph.D., and Jennifer Puetzer, Ph.D., receive National Science Foundation CAREER awards

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Why a green pyramid?

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Boyan, Donahue named Orthopaedic Research Society fellows

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Biomedical engineering faculty researcher receives NIH grant

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VCU researchers lead projects selected for $1 million in funding from the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative

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College of Engineering at VCU offers new Ph.D. in computer science

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Computer science professor develops new methods to protect wind and solar power grids from cyber attacks

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The College of Engineering at Virginia Commonwealth University opens new Engineering Research Building

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VCU Engineering-led team receives FDA funding to develop new methods for evaluating the performance of generic nasal sprays for children

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Computer science professor to receive elite biomedical engineering honor

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American Nuclear Society poster award winner

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Save time, look great: Ready-to-use templates available

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VCU Engineering to celebrate grand opening of Engineering Research Building Feb. 3

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Electrical and computer engineering chair co-edits book on medical applications of antenna and sensor technologies

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Pitching for a new future: Entrepreneurial alumnus’s climate-friendly business wins VCU Alumni Pitch Competition

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mRNA technology used in COVID-19 vaccines deemed safe, has been studied for decades, VCU expert says

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MNE researcher to present webinar at Gen IV International Forum

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Meet Lisa Patton (’20), VCU’s first E. Eugene Carter Opportunity Award recipient

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VCU College of Engineering partners with Bank of America to advance diversity and inclusion in STEM

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VCU, VCU Health announce $24M Wright Foundation gift

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Mechanical and nuclear engineering researcher receives 2021 Frontiers of Materials Award

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Mechanical and nuclear engineering researcher wins funding to expand global access to respiratory medicines for infants

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Director of Engineering and Biomechanics Lab named a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors

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Milos Manic, Ph.D., named IEEE Fellow

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A gift of oneself

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Chemical engineering students compete to brew the best coffee

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Documentary features VCU biomedical engineering student with heart transplant

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In memoriam: Stan Pauley, philanthropist and namesake of the VCU Health Pauley Heart Center

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VCU part of $111M cybersecurity manufacturing partnership

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VCU engineering professor leading development of a next-generation optical instrument for drug discovery

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Hip-hop paves the way to coding comprehension

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Annika Patel wants to talk about your spring semester schedule

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VCU College of Engineering begins initiative to address ‘tech-education deserts’

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VCU engineering student with heart transplant featured on CBS 6 News

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New leaders join VCU Engineering’s Medicines for All Institute

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Biomedical engineering faculty member joins NIH rehabilitation engineering consortium

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VCU Engineering takes platinum and gold in 2020 MarCom Awards

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Engineering Research Building update

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Computer science doctoral student receives prestigious ACM fellowship

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Biomedical engineering post-doc receives grant to study aging and bone

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Computer science researcher receives NSF funding to develop new approach to cybersecurity instruction for community colleges

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Jenilee Stanley-Shanks named a Richmond, Virginia, ‘Top 40 under 40’

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VCU grads organize to help in Beirut relief efforts

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VCU celebrates 179 faculty members awarded promotion and tenure in 2020

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AIChE student award winner

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VCU Engineering professor receives NSF grant to fight food deserts with smart technologies and data analytics

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Biomanufacturing better ways to repair and regenerate tendons and ligaments

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Biomedical engineering researcher studies breast cancer tumor “on-a-chip”

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Meet the 2020-21 Wright Scholars

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Innovation Lab 3D-prints face shields for student lab safety

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As the temperature of ‘smart fabrics’ change, so do their colors

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Fong named director for the Center for Integrative Life Sciences Education, Integrative Life Sciences Doctoral Program

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$1 million gift will help expand programs for international students

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Digitizing the supply network could jump-start America’s ability to produce crucial medicines

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Dean Boyan receives North American Spine Society award

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VCU engineering pioneer appointed director general of the World Nuclear Association

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Hip-hop-based programming curriculum one of the ways Virginia Adult Learning Resource Center helps teachers grow

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Doctoral student receives ASME’s inaugural James Truchard scholarship

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Wendy Jiang Scelia (B.S.’11) Wins 10 Under 10 Award

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What’s the science behind the best cup of joe? Ask a chemical engineer.

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First-ever virtual RamHacks sets new records

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VCU Engineering shows significant gains — and breaks some records — in enrollment, graduation

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Alumnus’ VCU journey leads to new corporation — and a chance to fix America’s drug shortage problem

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These members of the Class of 2024 are off to a strong start, whether from campus or their homes.

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Computer science senior to attend world’s largest gathering of women in computing

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VCU Engineering receives grants for job creation initiatives in pharmaceuticals, high-tech industries

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VCU named National Center of Academic Excellence in Cyber Research

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Inspired by his grandfather, a VCU Engineering grad’s design nearly becomes the new Mississippi state flag

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RamHacks 2020 takes place virtually Sept. 26-27

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VCU Engineering researchers are working to make clean energy easier and cheaper

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It wasn’t an ordinary summer break, but students found plenty of ways to make it meaningful

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VALRC collaboration teaches new skill to adult learners

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2020 Undergraduate Research Poster Showcase

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Meet one of VCU’s first to earn the Capital CoLAB badge

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Second-year students address engineering’s grand challenges in Sophomore NAE Challenge

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Meet VCU Engineering’s new faculty

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USAID and National Academies appoint Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., as a Jefferson Science Fellow

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Engineering dean appointed to new Virginia authority for innovation-led development

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Computer science faculty member’s study among most cited in WIREs publication

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Supriyo Bandyopadhyay, Ph.D., receives 2020 IEEE Nanotechnology Pioneer Award

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Doctoral student takes top honors at major digital forensics conference

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Electrical engineering scholar receives VCU’s 2020 Distinguished Dissertation Award

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‘The improvement of the human condition’: 16 research projects receive Quest Fund grants

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Mechanical engineering grad wins VCU Outstanding Master’s Thesis Award

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Gary Tepper, Ph.D., elected IAAM Fellow

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Graduate student wins grant to expand STEM education for youth with learning disabilities

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VCU Engineering doctoral student publishes new tool for researchers investigating optical effects

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Community partnership gives elementary school students a glimpse into the world of engineering

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VCU researcher developing potential treatment to block COVID-19

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VCU researcher receives grant to advance understanding of cell behavior in response to tissue mechanics in disease

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Study in Nature Electronics reveals new magnetic process that can lead to more energy-efficient memory in computers and other devices

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Computer science professor named Commonwealth Cyber Initiative Fellow

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VCU Engineering researcher receives Commonwealth Research Commercialization Fund award

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Q&A forum on the Fall 2020 semester at VCU Engineering

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VCU Engineering researcher part of multi-institutional team to understand the behavior of materials in extreme conditions

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Gennady Miloshevsky, Ph.D., co-authors chapter in new textbook edition

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Virginia Commonwealth University awards first digital tech badges to Capital CoLAB graduates

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Mohamed Gad-el-Hak, Ph.D., honored in Journal of Fluids Engineering

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VCU Engineering researcher is developing magnetic devices that improve efficiency of artificial networks

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VCU Engineering undergraduate and graduate students receive American Nuclear Society national scholarships

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VCU Engineering experts offer solutions to prescription medication shortages in Virginia Business magazine

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Keeping our campus going

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VCU Engineering’s Medicines for All Institute partners with industry to secure the domestic pharmaceutical supply chain

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Graduate assistants honored at virtual awards ceremony

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Faculty members receive promotions and tenure

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VCU Engineering faculty win COVID-19 research funding

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VCU researcher harnessing supercomputers in the race against COVID-19

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VCU initiatives share faculty expertise, inventions to spur fight against COVID-19

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VCU Engineering’s 2020-21 VCU Undergraduate Research Fellows and mentors

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Three VCU students win National Security Education Program’s Boren Scholarship

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Biomedical engineering department offers non-thesis option

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2020 Capstone Design winners celebrated, top honors announced

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New graduate school incentives for Class of 2020 Rams

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Virtual Capstone Expo 2020

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A call-to-action for the VCU Engineering Class of 2020

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A ‘Tom Sawyer type of adventure’: Sam Cole’s path from tugboat deckhand to VCU research lab

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Engineering and health care experts create data model to track and predict the spread of COVID-19 across central Virginia

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VCU Engineering lab produces hand sanitizer

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Computer science alum recognized for extraordinary contributions to the Institute for Defense Analyses

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Mechanical and nuclear engineering student awarded U.S. Department of Energy scholarship

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Ram B. Gupta, Ph.D., elected AIChE Fellow

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Hip Hop music helps kids learn how to code

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Class of 2020: Samuel Adu-Gyamfi is helping make medicine more accessible

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VCU Health’s innovative decontamination process mitigates N95 mask shortage in hospitals

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Engineering researcher and medical experts design DIY ventilator kit

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VCU Engineering students, alumni honored in NSF graduate fellowship program

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Two VCU students named Goldwater Scholars

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VCU Engineering alum honored by Rochester Institute of Technology for outstanding research contributions

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VCU Engineering offers free programs and resources to keep kids learning at home

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A cane that steers? A glove that finds unseen objects?

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VCU programs retain top U.S. News & World Report rankings

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Capstone Spotlight: ECE 412

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Up & Atom!

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Innovative faculty recognized by the VCU chapter of the National Academy of Inventors

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Your E-ZPass is not magic

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Doctoral student to advocate for scientists in Washington

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VCU Engineering student selected as Young Scientist for Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting

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Collaboration with one-of-a-kind drug production lab at VCU accelerates Massey's innovation

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Q&A with Wei-Ning Wang, Ph.D.

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Transgender activist Rhonda Williams (A.S. ’68) addresses VCU Engineering’s Identity and Culture reception

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Q&A with Dean Krusienski, Ph.D.

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VCU Engineering assistant professor named 2020 Engineer of the Year by the Richmond Joint Engineers Council

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VCU Engineering friend and benefactor receives the 2020 Outstanding Virginian Award

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VCU computer science faculty member named IEEE Access Outstanding Associate Editor

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Next-level virtual reality: bringing in brain signal feedback

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VCU researchers to develop next-generation, long-lasting batteries

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Medicines for All Institute and South African manufacturer enter partnership to improve access to lifesaving medications

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‘A gym for cells’: VCU Engineering doctoral student is awarded an American Heart Association fellowship

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Nuclear engineering Ph.D. student wins Roy G. Post Foundation Scholarship

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Q&A with Alberto Cano, Ph.D.

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More than 30 Ram Engineers featured in VCU alumni magazine’s 'Power Issue'

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Studies by VCU Engineering researchers among the top 10 percent most cited in PLOS One

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Biomedical engineering Ph.D. student wins NIH award

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Krzysztof ‘Krys’ Cios named IEEE Fellow

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Ph.D. student receives grant to attend AMIA Symposium

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2019 Year in Review

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Alumni Third Thursday

5:00 PM–6:00 PM

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04/12/2021 16:00:56 EDT

BAE Systems Virtual Info Session

4:00 PM–4:50 PM

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Apr

04/21/2021 12:00:31 EDT

BME Seminar with David Lipps, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–1:00 PM

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04/10/2021 08:00:05 EDT

BNFOthon

8:00 AM–3:00 PM

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04/27/2021 15:00:44 EDT

Dissertation Defense with Otto Juhl

3:00 PM–4:00 PM

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04/16/2021 12:00:15 EDT

MNE Seminar with Josh Jarrell, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–12:50 PM

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04/23/2021 12:00:00 EDT

MNE Seminar with Rita Baranwal, Ph.D.

12:00 PM–12:50 AM

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Apr

04/14/2021 13:00:02 EDT

OSTEM at VCU Diversity Day

1:00 PM–4:00 PM

Engineering West Hall Courtyard

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