Celebrate the UNlimited impact of VCU’s research

Discovering and sharing knowledge is at the heart of our research mission. At VCU and around the globe, research and creative expression illuminate society’s greatest challenges and provide insights and solutions to problems. VCU Research Weeks celebrates our impact and builds upon our culture of collaborative, transdisciplinary research.

This April, we're celebrating the UNlimited impact of VCU’s research and innovation. At VCU, research is for everyone. Students, faculty, staff and trainees work together to address society's grand challenges. Our solutions are designed not only in laboratories, but in studios, classrooms, offices, the great outdoors and beyond.

Join us for VCU Research Weeks as we celebrate our groundbreaking discoveries and continued quest to lift lives and improve the human condition.

Research Weeks 2024 featured in VCU News

Research Weeks 2024 featured events

With more than 60 events planned that highlight the UNlimited impact of the university’s research efforts, you won't want to miss Research Weeks 2024! 

April 8, 2024  |  1 - 3 p.m.

VCU State of the Research Address

Srirama Rao, Ph.D.
Vice President for Research and Innovation

University Student Commons, Richmond Salons

Watch VCU SOTR recorded presentation

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VPRI Rao headshot

April 15, 2024  |  2 - 4 p.m.


Rochelle Walensky, M.D., M.P.H.
"The Importance of Research at a Public Institution"

Institute for Contemporary Art at VCU

Read Dr. Walensky news article

Rochelle Walensky

April 24, 2024  |  9 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.


The 27th Annual Graduate Research Symposium will bring together graduate students from across the university to share their research with the VCU and local community.

University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms

Learn more about graduate symposium

Birds Eye view of the symposium - people walking around and looking at posters

April 25, 2024  |  10:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Poster Symposium for Undergraduate Research

All undergraduate researchers from every discipline are encouraged to present. Presentations may be for completed research projects, completed papers, or research in progress.

University Student Commons, Commonwealth Ballrooms

Learn more about undergraduate symposium

Dr. Rao, VPRI is talking to a woman and another woman is looking at them