Teaching & Learning
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The program’s goal is to shape engineers who not only have deep knowledge in one discipline, but broad knowledge across the board.
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.
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.”
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.
The intensive six-week course will prepare 25 third-year students to tackle challenges they see within the University over the next two years.