Craig Larson, Ph.D., a professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, leads a recent session of Math Circle, a monthly workshop that brings middle and high school students to campus to meet with math faculty and explore a range of math-related topics. (Dina Weinstein, Enterprise Marketing and Communication)

In the VCU Math Circle, local teen students get to shape their interest and knowledge

Dec. 8, 2023

Weekend sessions introduce middle- and high-schoolers to faculty and help reveal the breadth of math’s majesty in solving problems.

Amanda Harris, Ph.D., a teaching associate professor of chemistry, meets with students in the Science Hub as part of student hours in VCU’s new STEM building on Franklin Street. (Photo by Thomas Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

In ‘breaking’ traditional office hours, VCU is helping students succeed

Nov. 13, 2023

The new approach – “student hours” – in VCU’s Science Hub in the new STEM building is being embraced by students and faculty alike.

By providing data on vaccine inequities and acceptance, VCU researchers hope to contribute to the global effort to predict and mitigate the impacts of current and future pandemics. (Getty Images)

VCU team receives National Science Foundation grant to investigate vaccine inequity and acceptance

Oct. 30, 2023

With expertise in behavior science, math and other fields, the MAVEN project aims to boost public health in the post-pandemic era.

A new award, which will be given annually, honors VCU faculty members who were nationally or internationally recognized for exceptional accomplishments during the course of their current evaluation period. (Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

VCU announces first class of faculty scholars honored for ‘exceptional accomplishments’

Oct. 11, 2023

National/International Recognition Award will reward faculty members who personify the uncommon excellence that can be found across VCU.

VCU welcomed thousands of new students at the start of the academic year, from first-year undergradates to professional students.

Welcome to the Ramily

Sept. 13, 2023

Get to know a few of this year’s roughly 8,000 new students who add to VCU’s diverse and expansive community.

Christine George is working on nuclear nonproliferation as an intern for the National Nuclear Security Administration. (Contributed photo)

VCU student spends summer at Oak Ridge National Laboratory working on nuclear nonproliferation

Aug. 1, 2023

Internship with security agency lets Christine George combine policy and math backgrounds.

Marco Aldi, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics, leads students in a braiding activity. (Contributed photo)

Twisted in knots? That’s a good thing at VCU Geometry Camp for middle-schoolers

June 23, 2023

The weeklong summer day program uses hands-on learning to make math meaningful at an impressionable age.

‘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.

aerial view of the james river, a bridge, and downtown richmond virginia

Now accepting applications for the Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) Program

Jan. 30, 2023

The REU will provide eight undergraduates a hands-on introduction to computational research endeavors and improve their problem-solving, communication and computer programming skills.

Jan Rychtar

Jan Rychtar, Ph.D., receives awards from Council of Undergraduate Research and The Mathematical Association of America.

Sept. 29, 2022

 Jan Rychtar, Ph.D., has been at VCU since 2019 and is a professor of mathematics