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EXECUTIVES AND RETIRED EXECUTIVES OF THE FOLLOWING COMPANIES SERVE ON THE VCU SCHOO
ALFA LAVAL, INC. • ALTRIA GROUP, INC. • ANTHEM BLUE CROSS VIRGINIA, INC. • CAPTECH VENTURES • CARMAX • CARPENTER CHESAPEAKE CORPORATION • COVINGTON INTERNATIONAL TRA DELOITTE AND TOUCHE LLP • DOMINION RESOURCES, INC. • DOMIN • EDC • ERNST & YOUNG • EVAN ENERGY CORPORATION • FIRST U
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nity is here because of t VCU and vice versa.” —STEVEN A. MARKEL
Markel Corporation & Chair, School of Business Foundation
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Virginia was ranked as America’s top state for business by Forbes.com for four consecutive years (2009, 2008, 2007 and 2006) and by CNBC.com twice (2009 and 2007).
Virginia is ranked ninth lowest among 50 cities for the cost of operating a corporate headquarters, according to the Boyd Company, Inc., November 30, 2009.
Virginia is also the nation’s 12th healthiest housing market for 2010 on Builderonline.com, February 25, 2010.
Virginia is one of the nation’s 50 best places for business and careers by Forbes.com, April 14, 2010. * SOURCE: Greater Richmond Partnership, April 2010
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From recruiting to employee development, research and development to strategic initiatives, Virginia Commonwealth University is here to help your company prosper. VCU is not only one of the nation’s top research universities, it is also a university that is eager to meet the needs and challenges of regional businesses like ours – a fact that’s not surprising given VCU’s prime location in the capital of the state ranked America’s Top State for Business by CNBC.com and Best State for Business by Forbes.com. Through our involvement with the VCU Schools of Business and Engineering, we have seen first-hand the difference that a dynamic, innovative university can make to businesses both small and large. We are fortunate to have an exceptional business community in Virginia, strengthened all the more by our connections with VCU. We hope you will choose to become part of it.
STEVEN A. MARKEL
Vice Chairman, Markel Corporation Chair, VCU School of Business Foundation
ARTHUR D. HURTADO
Chairman & CEO, Invertix Corporation President, VCU School of Engineering Foundation
DEVELOP YOUR TEAM, DEVELOP YOUR BUSINESS
We looked at different options, but VCU was the most turnkey match for our needs. They created just the learning environment we wanted. Snead Hall has a business-like setting, so it’s a good hybrid between education and work.
—STEVE HOLLIDAY Director of Global Quality & Business Excellence, Tredegar Film Products
Center for Corporate Education The Center for Corporate Education, operated by the VCU School of Business Foundation, works with businesses to ensure their employees are prepared to address challenges and seize opportunities. Companies such as Tredegar, Capital One and Altria regularly send their executives and managers to the Center for leadership programs and executive coaching. Programs are led by VCU Business professors and professional trainers. Center instructors meet in advance with company leaders to identify and deliver effective programs that meet the specific needs of each organization.
New MS Program in Computer & Information Systems Security In response to a critical business need, the Schools of Business and Engineering have teamed up to offer a new master’s degree in Computer and Information Systems Security. Bringing together the best of computer science and information systems, the program takes a broad interdisciplinary approach designed to get students to see the larger organizational, social, political, ethical and economic aspects of information security. Graduates of the 30-credit program are expected to take on leadership positions in computer and information systems security, including the position of Chief Security Officer.
BUSINESS GRADUATE PROGRAMS Fast Track Executive MBA Fast Track Executive MS in Information Systems MA in Economics Master of Accountancy Master of Taxation MBA MBA/MEd in Sport Leadership MBA/MS in Information Systems MBA/PharmD MS in Business Decision Sciences & Business Analytics Finance Global Marketing Management Human Resource Management Real Estate Valuation MS in Information Systems MS in Computer & Information Systems Security Post-baccalaureate Graduate Certificate Business Administration Real Estate & Urban Land Development PhD in Business Accounting Information Systems Management
ENGINEERING GRADUATE PROGRAMS MS in Engineering
Chemical & Life Science Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
MS in Computer & Information Systems Security MS in Computer Science MS in Mechanical & Nuclear Engineering PhD in Engineering
Chemical & Life Science Engineering
Electrical & Computer Engineering
VCU Takes the Lead in Nuclear Engineering Education The VCU School of Engineering partnered with Dominion three years ago to create a nuclear engineering program. The success of that program demonstrates the possibilities of corporate and University partnerships. The VCU School of Engineering now has the most complete offering of nuclear engineering education in the Commonwealth of Virginia. This offering includes an undergraduate track in nuclear engineering and a new master’s degree program in mechanical and nuclear engineering. Dominion, VCU’s partner in creating the nuclear studies program, has already enrolled employees from three different sites in the new master’s program in nuclear engineering. The master’s program is convenient to current professionals, as about half of the current students attend classes remotely. This year, teams of students from the Electrical Engineering and Mechanical Engineering departments designed and built a nuclear reactor simulator that will electronically model the North Anna Nuclear Power Station. The simulator will be integrated into the nuclear engineering courses offered through the Mechanical Engineering Department, enabling student training in nuclear plant startup, shutdown, and accident mitigation, complementing theoretical classroom instruction.
PUT VCU INNOVATION TO WORK FOR YOU
The project deliverables were very well received by our management and our colleagues in Germany. The efforts the students and faculty invested over the semester were evident and confirm that the da Vinci Center for Innovation has, most definitely, added great value to the future of our company. —DR. MANFRED PSIORZ
President & CEO, Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals, Inc.
VCU Business Centers & Institutes School of Business faculty members have expertise across a wide variety of disciplines. These centers and institutes act as incubators of research and collaboration with industry.
Capital Markets Center Center for Corporate Education Center for International Business Advancement Controllers Executive RoundTable Employment Support Institute Information Systems Research Institute The Kornblau Institute Risk & Insurance Studies Center Sales Roundtable VCU Center for Economic Education Virginia Council on Economic Education Virginia Family & Private Business Forum Virginia Real Estate Center
2009 – 2010 da Vinci Center for Innovation Corporate Sponsors
Alfa Laval Altria Client Services Boehringer Ingelheim Chemicals Inc. Capital One MWV Science Museum of Virginia Commonwealth of Virginia—Agency for Aging
COMPUTER SCIENCE Computer security Performance evaluation Neuroinformatics Learning algorithms Data mining System dynamics modeling Biomedical signal & image processing Artificial neural networks Medical applications Cellular automata Logic programming Machine learning Biomedical informatics Algorithms for parallel, GPU based and cloud computing Database systems Knowledge based systems Semi-real time algorithms Functional programming Bioinformatics Software analysis Operating systems
da Vinci Center for Innovation The da Vinci Center for Innovation, a collaboration of VCU Schools of the Arts, Business, and Engineering, is a unique collegiate model that advances interdisciplinary innovation and technology-based entrepreneurship. Students involved in da Vinci Center projects participate in cross-disciplinary collaborations similar to what they’ll encounter in the corporate arena. The necessary skills for multi-disciplinary, team success can be taught in the classroom, but are sharpened in the da Vinci Center project experience under the guidance of da Vinci faculty. Students are exposed to other areas of study and delve deeply into unfamiliar research fields. It’s a new way of approaching things, that can put VCU to work for you. The da Vinci Center offers industry partners the opportunity to sponsor student projects. As corporate affiliates, industry partners gain close, personal access to the best design, business, and engineering students at VCU. Each project is kept confidential through nondisclosure agreements. Corporate sponsors may also appoint one director to the da Vinci Center’s board.
Engineering Research Areas BIOMEDICAL ENGINEERING
ELECTRICAL & COMPUTER ENGINEERING
Tissue engineering Biomaterials Artificial Hearts Tissue modeling & regeneration Gene transfer Bioinstrumentation Rehabilitation engineering Hapic devices & displays Polymer synthesis Telemedicine Drug delivery Human-machine interfacing Human factors analysis Nanomedicine Bioactive & environmentresponsive surfaces
Microelectromechanical systems Spintronics Signal processor architectures Neural networks Unmanned Aerial Vehicle flight control system design & testing Nitride semiconductor heterostructures Ultrafast spectroscopy Microprocessors & Biochips Quantum computers Image & video coding Linear & non-linear control theory Group III-V semiconductors Nanophotonics Sensors & actuators Nanostructures Nanoelectronics & circuit design GPS applications Robotics Computational biology Light-emitting diodes
CHEMICAL & LIFE SCIENCE ENGINEERING Systems biology Computational modeling Drug synthesis Stem cell engineering Synthetic biology Silicone science Optical biosensors Polymer solutions behavior Cellular therapeutics Polymer surface science Single molecule biophysics Metabolic engineering Supercritical fluids Biomolecular simulation Genomics Cell-based assays Biophotonics Micro & nano-fabricated devices
MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Piezoelectric & magnetoelectric materials Smart materials Biofluid transport Experimental and computational fluid dynamics Viscous pumps & microturbines Photovoltaic materials & devices Smooth muscle biomechanics Micro/nano-scale heat transfer Nanotechnology & biomolecular motors Chemical & biological sensors
The 21st Century Engineer
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According to Russ Jamison, dean of the VCU School of Engineering and former Senior Vice President for Research and Development at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics, “companies need an engineer who has not only the technical knowledge to perform engineering tasks, but also possesses an understanding of the business environment and product development.” That’s what graduates of the VCU School of Engineering offer to their employers. Undergraduate students practice applied engineering beginning in their first semester, and the majority of engineering students take at least one business course before they graduate.
The School of Engineering recently opened the Institute for Engineering and Medicine (IEM), a state-of-the-art flex lab designed to accommodate a variety of academic and commercial project needs. The IEM will offer laboratory research space for interdisciplinary projects that embrace new technologies in pursuit of high-quality affordable healthcare. The IEM includes the state-ofthe-art Nanomaterials Core Characterization Facility, which provides academia and industry access to over $4 million in new equipment, including sophisticated nanocharacterization and nano-scale imaging equipment.
VCU engineers are also ready to work when they graduate. Seventyfive percent of VCU undergraduate engineers work while attending school, and over half have had at least one engineering internship prior to graduation. Graduates are generally looking for careers in Virginia, contributing to the economic vitality of the Commonwealth.
MAKE YOUR STRATEGIC INITIATIVES TRULY STRATEGIC
Several factors played into our decision to locate in Richmond versus other regions, particularly VCU School of Engineering and the Greater Richmond Partnership’s ability to connect us to key resources. Their service has been essential to our expansion which has enabled us to move swiftly in launching our presence here.
—GARI M H WYATT CEO, Proseal America Inc.
Business & Industry Evolving Together Business is always changing, and Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to changing with it. Just a few years ago, corporate leaders from the insurance industry couldn’t find the actuarial professionals they needed. They approached VCU’s business school with the idea of developing a specialized program in the subject. Building on well-established programs in finance and insurance, and taking into account advice offered by executives in the industry, VCU developed a brand new degree program: the Bachelor of Science in financial technology with tracks in actuarial science and financial engineering. Designed to meet the growing need for quantitative modeling and analysis in finance, risk management and actuarial science, the program is technical and interdisciplinary in nature. The curriculum emphasizes courses in finance, statistics and mathematics, with supporting courses in related areas. Thanks to generous support from industry and a plentitude of jobs awaiting graduates, financial technology is now one of the most competitive programs in the business school. And, thanks to graduates of the new program, businesses in our region are poised to move ahead of the competition too.
RECRUIT THE TALENT YOU NEED
The great thing about VCU is there’s a great diversity in the type of student coming out of the school, not just your fresh college grad with minimal experience, but folks who have some business experience as well—and we love that.
—LAURA RICHMOND Senior Recruiter, Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond
VCU Student Demographics 2009 – 2010
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Recruitment Services Our Career Services offices can partner with your company to connect with our exceptional engineering and business students. We offer a number of ways to find the perfect career candidate. RamsRecruiting Information Sessions Mock Interview Program Alumni Résumé Database
Employer Showcase On-Campus Interviews Etiquette Dinners
Career Fairs Field Trips to your Site Student Organizations
Career Services Both the Schools of Engineering and Business offer an independent career services office at Virginia Commonwealth University. We partner with University Career Services to provide numerous services to our engineering and business students. Please feel free to contact us in order to take part in any of our services. Career Counseling Career Plan Development Résumé Development Interview Preparation
Networking Internship Opportunities RamsRecruiting Etiquette Dinners
Employer Showcases Employer Information Sessions Career Fairs On-Campus Interviews
GET STARTED The VCU School of Engineering, located in Richmond, Virginia, opened in 1996. Housed in three stateof-the-art engineering facilities, the School boasts more than 300,000 square feet of the very highest quality classroom and laboratory space. Driven to be the national model for innovation in engineering and research, the School offers BS, MS, and PhD degrees in mechanical, biomedical, electrical and computer, and chemical and life science engineering, and computer science. The School of Engineering further promotes innovative partnerships through the Center for Nanomaterials and Characterization and the Institute for Engineering and Medicine. Futhermore, together the Schools of Engineering and Business partnered with the top-ranking VCU School of the Arts to create the da Vinci Center for Innovation, a collaborative environment that has already received tremendous recognition. Located in a city consistently ranked one of the nation’s best places for business and careers, the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Business delivers business-ready leaders for the real world. The VCU School of Business maintains the distinction of being one of only 593 business schools, or less than 5 percent worldwide, to have earned accreditation by AACSB International, the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business. VCU School of Business is also part of an elite group of just 173 schools to hold specialized accreditation by AASCB for its accounting programs. The School’s undergraduate program in information systems was among the first in the nation to be awarded accreditation by the leading engineering and technology board, ABET, Inc. The School offers an extensive array of BS, MS, Certificate and PhD degrees and boasts more than 23,000 graduates. Innovation, collaboration and strong relationships with the regional business community are essential to research productivity and student success.
About Dean Jamison
About Dean Grier
Russell D. Jamison joined the VCU School of Engineering as Dean and tenured professor with faculty appointments in both biomedical and chemical and life science engineering in 2006. Jamison, who has served in an advisory capacity to the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, was a founding member of the bioengineering department and director of the Hoeft Technology and Management Program at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He also served as associate professor of mechanical engineering at the US Naval Academy, and senior vice president for research and development at Smith & Nephew Orthopedics, based in Memphis, Tennessee.
Ed Grier joined the VCU School of Business as dean on March 8, 2010. Before coming to VCU, Grier spent 29 years as a top-level executive for Walt Disney Company, a $38 billion member of the Fortune 500. His work with Disney spanned the globe from Tokyo to Paris, giving him priceless insight into the international perspectives needed for students to flourish now and in the future. Most recently, Grier was president of Disneyland Resort–an operation that comprises nearly $2 billion in annual revenue, 20,000 employees, and 28 labor unions.
Jamison earned his undergraduate and graduate degrees from Virginia Tech and the University of Virginia and completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Bath, England. He holds numerous patents for biomedical devices and has published extensively on the topic of tissue engineering.
With his years of experience in providing pragmatic solutions to pressing enterprise-level issues, Grier fits perfectly with VCU’s focus on providing the best in real-world knowledge and academic excellence. Before starting his career at Disney, Grier earned his Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from Duquesne University and worked as a CPA and auditor at Ernst and Young.
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Published on Jun 14, 2010
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