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Senior Design Expo 2012: VCU Event Aims to Raise Awareness to Middle and High School Students

Fri, 04/13/2012 - 2:52pm -- WCVE

Virginia Commonwealth University School of Engineering presents Senior Design Expo 2012, an annual event where teams of engineering students share their innovative research and design prototypes with the greater Richmond community.

The event will take place on Friday, April 27, at 9:30 a.m., in the rotunda and adjacent rooms of the Science Museum of Virginia located at 2500 West Broad Street.

Future Engineers Build Under Pressure

When you were a kid, how many things did you build out of Popsicle sticks?  Maybe a pencil holder or a box, a teepee, or a sling shot?  What about a bridge that can withstand the added weight of hundreds of pounds?  Students from Cosby High School’s Engineering Design Course recently developed designs and built bridges that could hold up under pressure.

The BioGENEius Challenge: One Young Man's Story that Could Save Your Life

I am continuously amazed when I hear about young scientists – high school students - who are making a difference in the future of medicine.  I recently talked with Riley Ennis, a freshman at Dartmouth College, who won the Virginia BioGENEius Challenge last year and went on to become a U.S.

Problems can be FUN!

Ever thought that solving a problem could be fun? The Virginia Initiative for Science Teaching and Achievement (VISTA) uses problems – and how we can solve them – as a fun and effective way to engage teachers of grades 4, 5, and 6 and their students in studying science. This approach is called problem-based learning and is the focus of several VISTA summer teacher training programs at universities across Virginia.

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