From surf, turf and sky, NASA and VCU’s Rice Rivers Center deliver an immersive summer experience for undergraduates

June 29, 2023

In its inaugural session on the East Coast, the environmental research program taps VCU expertise and facilities to give 22 students from across the nation a hands-on role in high-level work.

Rima Franklin, Ph.D., who will serve as interim vice provost of VCU Life Sciences, conducts research in microbial ecology, wetland and soil biogeochemistry, nitrogen cycling, and environmental and public health microbiology. (File photo)

Rima Franklin named interim vice provost of VCU Life Sciences

June 12, 2023

Franklin, who will continue to serve as chair of the Department of Biology, joined the VCU faculty in 2007.

The Virginia Shad and River Herring Research Initiative is a collaboration between the VCU Rice Rivers Center and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (Photo contributed by VCU Rice Rivers Center.)

VCU, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service partner to restore migratory fish in Virginia rivers

May 18, 2023

The partnership will support the conservation of American shad and other species.

Donté Jackson standing on a hill overlooking a city

Widen your lens and capture the moment

May 8, 2023

Donté Jackson tells his personal experience on why studying abroad matters.

6 students standing outside

ENVS outdoor programming and event management students spent the semester planning Earth Day Events

May 3, 2023

Center for Environmental Studies students part of Earth day events.

The Graduate Research Symposium and Exhibit and the Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research and Creativity are centerpiece events for VCU Research Weeks every year, highlighting the work of student researchers. (Tom Kojcsich, Enterprise Marketing and Communications)

From smoking to scenic rivers, VCU students spotlight their insight at research symposiums

May 2, 2023

Graduate and undergraduate researchers showcase their creativity and welcome the feedback.

Environmental Studies graduate students win awards at VAMLIS GeoCon 2023 Conference

April 20, 2023

Nina Brundle and Andrew Cameron win for their Map Galleries.

Four VCU students, three alumni selected for prestigious NSF grant

April 14, 2023

The NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program provides three years of financial support to help exceptional graduate students advance their studies in STEM-based disciplines.

After attending the national River Management Symposium in San Antonio, a class of VCU students canoed the Boquillas Canyon section of the Rio Grande to learn about the river’s biology, history, ecology and geology. (Photo by James Vonesh.)

River management west of the 100th Meridian: VCU students visit Texas to attend a conference, explore the Rio Grande via canoe

March 23, 2023

The students gained valuable river management career experience, as well an immersive experience on one of the most iconic and imperiled western rivers.

Text: Beyond Sustainability, climate justice charrette.  Our world is descending into climate crisis. We need to consider ambitious and innovative solutions - and all of us need to be part of this creative process.

Beyond Sustainability: Climate Justice Charrette begins February 15

Feb. 2, 2023

This unique opportunity is open to all VCU students to propose and develop climate justice/sustainability action plans