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VCU Engineering researcher receives funding for project to improve data travelling at the speed o...

VCU Engineering researcher receives funding for project to improve data travelling at the speed of light

The amount of information being transferred across the internet is growing at astonishing rates. Those transfers are powered by data centers — the massive hubs in the cloud that let smartphones and other devices send and receive data. Nathaniel Kinsey, Ph.D., assistant professor in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering in the School of Engineering, has received a VCU Presidential Research Quest Fund award for a project that will help make those centers faster and more efficient.

Devanand Sarkar’s quest to cure liver cancer

Devanand Sarkar’s quest to cure liver cancer

When Devanand Sarkar, Ph.D., came to VCU Massey Cancer Center in 2008, he wanted to pursue a new direction in his research. Driven by the loss of a close friend and colleague, Sarkar was on a mission to better understand the processes that drive the development of liver cancer. Nearly a decade later, his research is close to bringing about new treatments for the disease while redefining how obesity is connected to cancer.

VCU inventors’ handheld device brings vast improvements to water testing process

VCU inventors’ handheld device brings vast improvements to water testing process

Elevated levels of uranium in the water supply are an environmental safety and health concern, but current methods of detecting it are cumbersome, costly and time consuming. Gary C. Tepper, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering in the School of Engineering, and Ph.D. student Brandon Dodd are addressing this challenge with a novel portable device that streamlines and expedites the way uranium in water is measured.

What’s new at VCU for the 2017-18 academic year

What’s new at VCU for the 2017-18 academic year

Another school year is off to a running start at Virginia Commonwealth University. Now is a good time to brush up on what’s new and different this year at this ever-growing, ever-changing university.

VCU Engineering boosts percentage of women in computer science and electrical and computer engine...

VCU Engineering boosts percentage of women in computer science and electrical and computer engineering

“Stereotype threat” is a self-fulfilling phenomenon in which people — usually women and minorities — think they are at risk of being negatively stereotyped and end up conforming to those very stereotypes. For instance, studies have shown that even mentioning gender caused girls to perform worse than boys on math tests, said Lorraine Parker, Ph.D., the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering director of diversity and student programs.

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