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Students present research projects that merge academic and personal interests during annual sympo...

Students present research projects that merge academic and personal interests during annual symposiums

Virginia Patterson believes exercise saved her life. With that in mind, she often finds herself considering how it can help save the lives of others. Patterson, a Ph.D. student in the Department of Kinesiology and Health Sciences, part of the College of Humanities and Sciences, searches for ways to help people find the kind of reward in physical fitness that has enriched her own life.

New book calls for a regional, cooperative approach to addressing school segregation — and improv...

New book calls for a regional, cooperative approach to addressing school segregation — and improving educational outcomes for all students

In a new book, “When the Fences Come Down: Twenty-First-Century Lessons from Metropolitan School Desegregation,” Virginia Commonwealth University professor Genevieve Siegel-Hawley, Ph.D., explores what happens when communities take a regional approach to addressing persistent school segregation rather than focusing only on improving schools by raising academic standards, holding teachers and students accountable through test performance and promoting private-sector competition.

Two VCU School of Engineering students awarded NSF student fellowships

Two VCU School of Engineering students awarded NSF student fellowships

Two Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering students have received prestigious fellowships from the National Science Foundation. Nicolas Miguel Andrade and Patrick Link will receive three-year, $34,000 annual stipends and $12,000 education allowances, along with international research and professional development opportunities.

Tech efforts win big at Venture Creation Competition

Tech efforts win big at Venture Creation Competition

A new communication system for drones and a series of products that protect against electromagnetic radiation were the winners at the Venture Creation Competition hosted by Virginia Commonwealth University last week as part of Student Research Weeks. Prize-winners HeloSky Drones, which captured the top award in the graduate division, and Tiny Tech, which earned first place in the undergraduate division, each received a $4,000 prize, in addition to bragging rights.

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