Lil' Sprouts Microgreens founder and VCU student Trenton Jackson demonstrating his product at a past Real Local RVA event. (Photo courtesy of Trenton Jackson)

Growing greens: Student entrepreneur cultivates food business

April 3, 2020

An interest in health and nutrition led Trenton Jackson to create Lil’ Sprouts Microgreens. Now his business is providing food access during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Bioinformatics major Nasita Islam collects a water sample from a rock pool along the James River in Richmond. Islam developed a method to isolate phages from water for a VCU Honors Summer Undergraduate Research Program project. (Tom Kojcscich, University Marketing)

Answers in the rock pools

March 5, 2020

Bioinformatics and Honors College student Nasita Islam discovered a way to find bacteriophages in water samples — now she’s teaching her peers her methods of discovery.

Alumni Stars honorees are selected through faculty recommendations and alumni committees from across the university. Recipients will be honored Nov. 7 at the Dewey Gottwald Center at the Science Museum of Virginia. (Courtesy image)

VCU to celebrate 17 notable alumni at biennial Alumni Stars event

Oct. 29, 2019

National Teacher of the Year Rodney Robinson among recipients who will be honored Nov. 7 at the Science Museum of Virginia.

Interns Diana Kessler, left, and Catherine McGuigan fill the “Gatorbag” of a Kinney St. tree in Richmond's Carver neighborhood. (Photo by Christopher Katella, University Public Affairs)

Carver Tree Project internship program grows roots within community

Sept. 24, 2019

Throughout the summer, students watered and maintained 62 trees along the neighborhood’s thoroughfares.

Meet the Class of 2023

Aug. 30, 2019

Eight new Rams talk about their first weeks on campus. Main takeaway? The future is bright.

A VCU-led study of gypsy moths and temperature received a Royal Entomological Society Award for Best Paper Published in 2017/18 in the journal Physiological Entomology. (Getty Images)

VCU, UR study on spread of gypsy moths amid climate change receives prestigious award

Aug. 21, 2019

The Royal Entomological Society will recognize the study at its annual science meeting this month in London.

As part of a new National Science Foundation-backed project, VCU could soon be part of a consortium focused on providing undergraduate biology education through field studies on the nation’s rivers. (Photo contributed by James Vonesh)

VCU leads effort to launch national consortium of universities offering hands-on river education

July 30, 2019

The developing consortium would build human and institutional capacity to address the challenges facing river ecosystems in the 21st century.

Ron Lopez (M.S.’17/LS) takes a measurement near the Rice Rivers Center. He’s working on a long-term study of water levels and sedimentation rates in the area. (Photo courtesy of Ron Lopez)

‘If I wasn’t making films about science, I wouldn’t want to be making films’

July 22, 2019

Alumnus, researcher and award-winning videographer Ron Lopez has forged a unique career balancing art and science.

The Swedish icebreaker Oden traversed over 2,000-nautical miles across the Northwestern Passage during the 2019 expedition. (Photo courtesy of Lars Lehnert)

VCU students to participate in Arctic summer research cruise

July 17, 2019

Trio will set sail this week as part of a National Science Foundation-supported research expedition studying the Arctic Ocean’s impact toward life on Earth.

Students work on a planting a bed at a new community garden at George W. Carver Elementary School. (Photo by Pat Kane, University Public Affairs)

In Carver, ‘a garden for everyone’ emerges

April 15, 2019

VCU students are constructing a community garden at Carver Elementary to help fight food insecurity.