VCU Student Research Weeks 2017

March 24th – April 28th, 2017

March 24th - April 9th, 2017

School of Arts Juried Design and Fine Arts Exhibition The annual VCUarts undergraduate exhibitions will remain on view through April 9th at two locations: the Anderson Gallery, 907 ½ W Franklin St. The exhibition features works by students in all fine art departments. Faculty from the Departments of Communication Arts, Fashion Design, Graphic Design and Interior Design will select student work for the design exhibitions. The Kinetic Imaging exhibition, also selected by department faculty, will include sound art, animation, and video. For further information, including hours, please visit the VCUarts calendar site.

Wednesday March 29th, 2017

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13th Annual Women’s Health Research Day 1pm-4:30pm. Hermes A. Kontos Medical Science Building, on the MCV campus. VCU Maps: Larrick Student Center. Women’s Health Research Day is a celebration and promotion of research activities in Women's Health at VCU. The program will include a plenary symposium, poster awards and reception highlighting women’s health research by VCU faculty and students. Awards will be given for best posters in basic, clinical and translational, and community and public health research, the Elizabeth Fries Young Investigator Award for best overall poster by a junior investigator and a Building Interdisciplinary Bridges in Women’s Health Research Award to the poster that best demonstrates interdisciplinary investigator collaboration in women’s health. For more information visit our website or contact Benoit Meyrieux at

Thursday April 6th, 2017

School of Dentistry Clinic and Research Day 9:30am-2:30pm VCU School of Dentistry. 520 North 12th Street Richmond, Virginia 23298-0566 Lyons Building, Crockett Lounge. The SOD Clinic and Research Day provides students with the opportunity to share their research with colleagues in the School of Dentistry and to exhibit how are student community is helping progress the practice of dentistry. Judges will award prizes for the best poster presentation by dental students and by dental hygiene students. A special print edition of the Dental Investigator will coincide with Clinic and Research Day and will highlight all of the research presented during the event. For more information, contact

Friday April 14th, 2017

VCU Political Science 10th Annual Student Research Conference 907 Floyd Ave. MPC Student Commons. Richmond Salons. Undergraduate and junior graduate will present completed research papers/projects, research-in-progress, and facilitate roundtable discussions on topics related to the general fields of government, international, and public affairs. Students from colleges and universities in and around Virginia as well as overseas will also join the VCU community to present their work. Topics will include American Government, Public Policy, International Relations, Comparative Government and Politics, Political Theory and Research Methods, with strong connections to Sociology, Ethics, Religious Studies, Philosophy, Economics, and History. For more information, contact Christopher Saladino at

Tuesday April 18th, 2017

Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit 11am-1pm. MPC Student Commons/Commonwealth Ballroom. Sponsored by the Graduate Student Association, the annual research symposium is a forum for VCU graduate students from all disciplines and departments to present their work to faculty, staff, students and community members. Participation in this event has nearly doubled every year and attracts not only VCU students and faculty, but also local media, legislators and respected members of the Richmond business community. Graduate Research Symposium.

Wednesday April 19th, 2016

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Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity 11am-2pm. 907 Floyd Ave. MPC Student Commons/Commonwealth Ballroom/James River Terrace/Richmond Salons. Organized by the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Program (UROP) and part of VCU Student Research Week, the annual Undergraduate Poster Symposium is a wonderful opportunity for students to present their research endeavors to their academic peers, members of the VCU faculty, community members, and friends and family. Projects include research and scholarly work from a wide variety of academic disciplines. For more information, contact Herb Hill at

Graduate Recruitment Fair 12pm-3pm. 907 Floyd Ave. MPC Student Commons Virginia Rooms. The VCU Office of Admissions will host a Graduate Recruitment Fair to coincide with the VCU Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity. Undergraduates from all disciplines are invited to attend for information related to opportunities in graduate education at VCU and beyond. Recruiters will be in attendance from a number of universities. All undergraduate students are welcome and encouraged to attend. For more information, contact Troy Washington at

Thursday April 20th, 2017

School of World Studies Senior Research Poster Exposition VCU MPC Commons/Commonwealth Ballrooms. 12:30-1:30pm. Seniors in the School of World Studies will showcase their best work which will include research from Senior Seminar, internship experience, service learning work or any other academic research. Join us to share ideas, network with recent graduates, meet community employers, and learn about graduate school prospects at the SWS Senior Research Symposium & Poster Expo. The event is open to the public, and there is no cost or registration fee to attend or present research. For further information, please contact Kelsey Steenburgh at:

NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Information Session 12:30-2pm. MPC Student Commons, Forum Room. As part of Research Week, the VCU National Scholarship Office will be hosting an information session for the National Science Foundation's (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Mr. Jeff Wing, Director of the National Scholarship Office, will share information about the NSF GRF application process at 12:30pm on Thursday April 20th, in the VCU Commons Forum Room. Juniors and seniors who are planning to pursue graduate degrees in STEM fields are encouraged to attend, as are first-year graduate students. The deadlines for the 2018 NSF GRF are expected to be in late October/early November. Interested candidates are encouraged to start talking with the NSO and their research mentors this spring and developing their research proposals during the summer. For further information please contact:

Fulbright Scholarship Information Session 2pm-3pm MPC Student Commons, Forum Room. The VCU National Scholarship Office is hosting an information session for students interested in the Fulbright Student Scholarship program, which provides funding to study, conduct research or teach English in more than 140 nations around the globe. Fulbright grantees come from a range of diverse fields and undertake projects that prepare them to play an influential role in today’s global society. They also contribute to mutual understanding among cultures and nations. The Fulbright Student Scholarship offers invaluable leadership development experiences along with opportunities for intellectual, professional and artistic growth. For further information please contact:

Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship Information Session 3:30pm National Scholarship Office, VCU Honors College, 701 West Grace Street. The VCU National Scholarship Office is hosting an information session for students interested in the Goldwater Scholarship. The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a continuing source of highly qualified scientists, mathematicians, and engineers by awarding scholarships to college students who intend to pursue research careers in these STEM fields. For this scholarship, eligible sophomores and juniors are expected to write a research proposal in the discipline of their choice. Four nominees from each participating university are then chosen to compete nationally for a chance to become a Goldwater Scholar. This scholarship pays full tuition, as well as fees, up to $7,500. For further information please contact:

Friday April 21st, 2017

School of Social Work Research Symposium 10am-2pm 907 Floyd Ave. MPC Student Commons/Commonwealth Ballroom. Graduate and undergraduate students from the VCU School of Social Work present their research and scholarly projects at this annual symposium. Students share their work in the form of research posters and oral presentations. For more information, contact Leanne Marshall at

Friday April 28th, 2017

School of Engineering Senior Design Expo 9am -3pm. VCU Siegel Center. The Senior Design Expo allows undergraduate engineering students to share capstone senior projects with the greater Richmond community and to increase the awareness of the engineering profession among middle and high school students. The annual event offers senior design teams the opportunity to display and demonstrate their prototypes, which are the culmination of eight months of effort. We are expecting 88 student teams participate in the Senior Design Expo, which has become a signature event for the School of Engineering and VCU. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, visit the Capstone Senior Design Expo 2017 website.

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