John Scully and his students spend a lot of time thinking about what comes out of people's kitchen faucets. Scully – who chairs the Materials Science and Engineering Department at UVA and co-directs, with Professor Robert Kelly, UVA’s Center for Electrochemical Science and Engineering – spent the summer working with undergraduate and graduate students exploring the water problems of Flint, Michigan, in an effort to get some scientific answers.
UVA Engineering is launching a unique laboratory where researchers will develop technologies empowering everyday objects to sense and respond to their environments and improve human quality of life.
Eduardo Bonilla-Silva, Duke University sociologist and author, contributed to UVA Engineering's Excellence Through Diversity series with a talk about building racial democracy and justice at colleges and universities.
Astronaut and physician Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space, urged an enthralled audience at the University of Virginia on Sept. 20 to recapture the sense of infinite possibilities people felt when the United States was racing to reach the moon.
During her 22-year career at UVA, Pamela Norris, executive associate dean for research, has been a champion for engaging women in engineering. For her efforts, Norris will receive the Society of Women Engineers’ Distinguished Engineering Educator Award in October.
UVA is top among flagship public universities in the country for the percentage of women who earn engineering degrees, according to a Washington Post analysis of the federal Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System.
When she flew with six other astronauts aboard an Endeavour mission in 1992, Mae Jemison became the first African-American woman in space. She will speak at UVA on September 20 at 6:30 p.m. in Old Cabell Hall.READ MORE
Two Biomedical Engineering grads, co-founders of Rivanna Medical, have developed a way to use ultrasound imaging to find the best entry points on the spinal column and to guide anesthetic needles.READ MORE