Science Hub

The Science Hub @ the CLC is a way to connect students, faculty, staff and community partners in STEM fields to each other to increase outside of class learning, community and collaboration. We offer programming geared towards student success in STEM, both for students here at VCU and students interested in transferring to VCU from one of our community college partners. If you have questions, would like to meet with Brian Cone, Ph.D. (the Science Hub Program Manager), or have a great idea for programming please do not hesitate to reach out to coneb2@vcu.edu.

Created through grant funding from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute Inclusive Excellence Grant, our ultimate goal at the Science Hub is to break down the barriers to create a community of scientists and mathematicians at VCU.

UNIV 291 - STEM Exploration and Professional Preparation

Fall 2022 - Wednesdays at 5:30-6:20

Taught by Dr. Brian Cone of the Science Hub, this 1-credit seminar-style course is designed to guide students in the exploration of careers (non-clinician roles) in STEM fields and how to prepare for them.

Classes will feature a variety of VCU alumni panels and professional development topics.

Students who complete this class will be able to find experiential opportunities in STEM, network with professionals in their field, and develop professional documents.

To register, please follow these steps: https://rar.vcu.edu/registration/registration-guide/

CRN is 44663

Science Hub Events Calendar

All Science Hub events for the spring 2022 semester will be available as online or hybrid events, meaning you have access to all events via Zoom. If you plan to join an event over Zoom, please click on the event’s Zoom link to register for the event beforehand.

Meet and Connect @ Science Hub - Online

Weekly on Mondays from noon-1 p.m.

Ever feel lost on where to start with your STEM journey? Meet and Connect is an opportunity open to any current or future VCU student interested in learning more about getting involved in STEM-based experiences at VCU and in the community. The Science Hub Program Manager (Brian Cone, Ph.D.) and Science Hub Faculty Fellow will be available to discuss any topic(s) of interest to you, including: how to communicate with faculty, finding research opportunities, how to navigate experiential opportunities, and how to prepare for a STEM-based career.

Sign up to join a Monday session via Zoom.

STEM Success Series - Online

Weekly on Thursdays from 12:30-1 p.m.

Join Brian Cone, Ph.D., as he discusses tips for STEM student success. Each week will be centered around a different topic and will range from time management strategies to exploring experiential opportunity resources.

Sign up to join a Thursday session via Zoom.

Not on My Resume Event Series - Hybrid

Bi-weekly from January 26-April 20 at 6 p.m.
Cabell Library, Room 250

A traditional resume highlights the accomplishments of an individual, but doesn't tell the whole story. Join us for our Not on My Resume Series. Come hear from VCU alums and local employers about all the things that happen on the path to success that DON'T always end up on a resume!

Sign up to attend via Zoom.

STEM Undergraduate Research Series - Hybrid

Bi-weekly from February 2-April 27 at 4 p.m.
Cabell Library, Room 250

Are you interested in participating in research? Join us for our STEM Undergraduate Research Series. Come hear directly from undergraduates about the research they are conducting on campus and how they connected with faculty researchers.

Sign up to attend via Zoom.

Student Hours

Weekly from January 25-April 27, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 2-4 p.m.
Cabell Library, Room 250 and Zoom

Meeting your faculty for the first time? Wanting to connect with multiple faculty in different disciplines? The Science Hub Student Hours bring multiple STEM faculty members together to a shared space in order to help answer course-specific quesitons, provide support for STEM students, and help build a positive and productive relationship.

Sign up to join a Tuesday session via Zoom

Sign up to join a Wednesday session via Zoom

STEM Study Groups

Looking to form a study group for your course? Reach out to the Science Hub's program manager, who will be setting up the logistics to help students onnect to one another and will offer programming on how to maximize your study group's productivity.

Coffee Chats

Online Resource

Are you interested in being successful in STEM courses? How about joining a research lab? Our series of coffee chats serves as an introduction to a variety of faculty that teach introductory level STEM courses and/or collaborate with undergraduate researchers at VCU.

Come learn tips and tricks directly from them to getting a great grade or establishing a rapport with them. All Coffee Chat videos are available on the VCU Science Hub YouTube channel.