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Class of 2021: Alex Trainham excels inside and outside the classroom

April 20, 2021

Alex Trainham

Long fascinated with computers and audio engineering, Trainham was introduced to coding at VCU and will graduate next month with degrees in computer science and mathematical sciences. Faculty in the Department of Statistical Sciences and Operations Research chose him as this year’s recipient of the Paul Minton Graduating Senior Award, which recognizes a student who has excelled both inside and outside the classroom.

Durfee leads students in providing pocket change to help low-income families in a rural Virginia community

November 11, 2019

Angelique James, a sophomore majoring in mass communications in the Richard T. Robertson School of Media and Culture, donates pocket change to a fundraising effort led by her statistics professor, Rebecca Durfee

"I thought, I want to do something. I want to send some money out to Quicksburg and help these teachers provide these families with food and necessities. And then I realized I have 250 students."

How computer network models could help us better understand our sense of smell

September 12, 2019

a chef smelling an herb

A team of researchers from the University of Arkansas, Virginia Commonwealth University and Southern Methodist University has received a $922,531 grant from the National Science Foundation to gain a better understanding of our sense of smell.

VCU students’ internship will help VDOT better predict oversight costs of local projects

August 27, 2019

Jessica Cooper, Dani Jabado and Katherine Werner

The students — Jessica Cooper, Katrina Gauntt, Dani Jabado and Katherine Werner — are interning with the Virginia Department of Transportation’s Local Assistance Division to build a predictive modeling tool for oversight costs of locally administered projects.