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Alum Returns to Grounds, Builds Ties Between Darden and Engineering Schools

Thursday, July 2, 2015 | Michelle Koidin Jaffee

Edward McDonnell said business and engineering students have much to learn from one another. By combining different students’ skills and knowledge in business and technology, they can form interdisciplinary teams and work to start new companies.

Introductory Biomedical Engineering Design Class Doesn’t Stop With a Blueprint

Tuesday, June 30, 2015 | Matt Kelly

Students in William Guilford’s classes go well beyond textbooks and drawings, creating real solutions to real problems – and perhaps even profiting from their ideas.

Aerospace Student Aims for the Stars, and a Career at SpaceX

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | Laura Longhine

Yes, Kelly Thomas really does want to become a rocket scientist, and the summer internships she has landed appear to have her on the right track.

Win-Win: Computer Science Students Hone Skills Working for Local Non-Profits

Wednesday, June 24, 2015 | Will Mullany

As part of the Engineering School’s Service Learning Practicum, groups of fourth-year students gain real-world experience by creating software to benefit local charities.

For Engineering Student, It’s Not Where You Start, But Where You Want to Be

Monday, June 22, 2015 | Laura Longhine

Jean Salac thought her future was in chemical engineering, until she took her first chemical engineering class, that is. Now she’s helping other students identify their engineering callings.

Technology Leaders Program Shapes Well-Rounded Engineers

Wednesday, June 10, 2015 | Michelle Koidin Jaffee

The program’s goal is to shape engineers who not only have deep knowledge in one discipline, but broad knowledge across the board.

U.Va. Student Seeking to Reduce STEM Attrition Invited to White House Science Fair

Friday, June 5, 2015 | Courtney R. Nielsen

More than half of prospective STEM students end up with majors in other fields. Ben Matthews is working on new ways to keep them on course.

Creative Writing Student ‘Lives for a Beautiful Sentence’

Wednesday, June 3, 2015 | Anne E. Bromley

Emily Temple recently was awarded the $10,000 Henfield Prize – given annually to a U.Va. graduate student in the English department’s Creative Writing Program – for her short story, “My Past and Future Selves Wait Quietly on the Stairs.”

U.Va. Law Supreme Court Litigation Clinic Wins Facebook Threat Case

Tuesday, June 2, 2015 | Mary Wood

In a 7-2 decision, justices sided with the clinic’s client, Pennsylvania man Anthony Elonis, who was appealing his conviction for making threats against his estranged wife and others on Facebook.

Meriwether Leadership Institute Launches First Summer Cohort

Monday, June 1, 2015 | Caroline Newman

The intensive six-week course will prepare 25 third-year students to tackle challenges they see within the University over the next two years.