Spit for Science Research Symposium is Dec. 8 at 4pm!


The Spit for Science Undergraduate Research Team will present preliminary results from the study on Thursday, Dec. 8th from 4-5pm in the Forum Room of the University Student Commons. Projects include perception of peer alcohol use and drinking outcomes, assessing risk for anxiety and depression, residential life and mental health, and benefits of pet ownership after trauma exposure. Join us to learn about the project, meet the undergraduate research team, and receive a free t-shirt and pizza! For more information, please see spit4science.vcu.edu or email spit4science@vcu.edu.

About the project: The goal of Spit for Science: the VCU Student Survey (www.spit4science.vcu.edu) is to understand how genetic and environmental factors come together to influence a variety of health-related outcomes in the VCU undergraduate population.  The project, launched in the fall of 2011, followed the 2011 VCU freshman class across is its college years, and will follow new VCU freshman classes over the next few years.


VA Engage is Currently Accepting Undergraduate Research Submissions!


VCU students are encouraged to submit to the VA Engage Journal, which promotes engaged scholarship by undergraduate, professional, and graduate students throughout the Commonwealth.

The mission of the VA Engage Journal is to build our collective practical and intellectual capacities for meaningful community engagement by providing a forum in which students enrolled in colleges and universities across Virginia can share and reflect critically on their own community-engaged experiences, and can disseminate knowledge emerging from their engaged practice and research.

You can see the Journal’s categories of submission and examples of prior submissions below. We are now accepting submissions for volume 6, and submissions will be due July 19, 2017.

VA Engage Journal Call for Papers, Volume 6

The VA Engage Journal is now accepting submissions for its 6th volume, to be published in Winter 2018. Submission deadline: July 19, 2017.

Submissions should fit in one of the Journal’s categories for submission and meet the criteria for the Journal:

In addition to textual submissions, multi-media and artistic products that emerge from or reflect on engagement are encouraged; this might include photos, video, digital stories, etc.

Submission deadline for Volume 6: July 19, 2017.

Any undergraduate or graduate student enrolled full- or part-time at a two- or four-year college or university in Virginia is eligible to submit an article. Submissions with multiple authors are welcome. The VA Engage Journal is published once annually, and all submissions receive careful review and guidance from engaged faculty and staff.

Please contact Dr. Sylvia Gale (sgale@richmond.edu), host editor of the VA Engage Journal, or any member of the editorial board, with questions about submissions.