As one of the nation’s top public universities, the University of Virginia champions the power of education at all levels throughout the state.
Faculty at the University of Virginia and UVA’s College at Wise are helping one another make a difference in the lives of Southwest Virginians.
UVA and UVA-Wise are finding new ways to engage in university-based economic development in Southwest Virginia. The Appalachian Prosperity Project partnership is advancing health, education, and economic prosperity in the region.
Jobs requiring a bachelor's or advanced degree are on the rise. As part of the 2030 Strategic Plan, UVA will expand both in-person and online educational opportunities for working adults, especially the 1.1 million Virginians who have some college credits, but have not yet earned a degree.
Curry School professor Robert Tai is seeking ways to engage and sustain young students' early interest in science. His work is addressing the decline in science interest as children grow, a challenge that can have huge ethical, political, and social impacts.
UVA prepares more students than ever for in-demand jobs. Data shows that UVA is offering more and more students education in fields such as computer science and biomedical engineering, a reflection of industry trends. New programs focused on emerging technology and social impact have also proven popular.
Curry School faculty member Jennifer Chiu and colleagues found a meaningful way to incorporate computer science into fifth- and sixth-grade classes, instilling relevant skills required by virtually every sector of the next-generation workforce.
Dark Skies, Bright Kids is a primarily graduate student run program at UVA that provides outreach to elementary and early middle school-aged students in Charlottesville. The program brings astronomy into the classroom and fosters an early interest in science that is important to a future-ready workforce.
An up to $486,994 grant to the UVA-Wise Foundation will develop the Clinch River Ecological Education Center in St. Paul, Virginia. UVA's work on a grassroots effort known as the Clinch River Valley initiative set the process in motion and provided a foundation for the grant application.
The Supporting Transformative Autism Research (STAR) initiative aims to improve the lives of individuals with autism through groundbreaking research and innovative models for intervention and training. Among multiple focus areas, the initiative will create a research-to-practice system to bring the latest evidence-based research into the community.