Institute Report, March 2007
By Wendy Lovell
The Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) selection committee has accepted 33 proposals for VMI’s 2007 program, which runs from May 20 to July 27. The awards are supported by the Jackson-Hope Fund, VMI Research Laboratories, and several departments and individual faculty members across post representing a variety of majors. The program promotes educational development through the close association of faculty mentors and their students.
The following cadet-mentor pairs will pursue research in biology: Col. James Turner and cadets Jonathan Brown and Alex Houser; Col. Richard Rowe and Cadet Jennifer Cook; Lt. Col. Wade Bell and Cadet Holly Giacolone; Maj. Leah Stands and Cadet Lance Long; and Maj. Robert Humston and Cadet Charles Wickersham.
In civil engineering, Maj. Charles Bott and cadets Shane Cox, Nicholas Cutting and Jarrett Moran.
In chemistry, Col. Daniel Pharr and Cadet Patrick Clark, and Lt. Col. Stanton Smith and Cadet Shane Nunes.
In economics and business, Maj. Jim Bang and Cadet Daniel Allen; Maj. Tinni Sen and Cadet D. Jonathan Fox; Lt. Col. Robert Moreschi and Cadet Garrett Smith; and Maj. Sam Allen and Cadet Rhys Williams. Cadet Isaac Putnam will work with Maj. Elizabeth Baker and Lt. Col. James Squire in project that combines economic and business and electrical engineering.
In electrical engineering, Col. Shawn Addington will work with Cadet Charles Major.
In English and fine arts, Lt. Col. Roger Thompson and Cadet Joseph Brennan; Lt. Cmdr. Alexis Hart and Cadet Chris Cole, and Col. Meredith Bell and Cadet Dan Jones.
In history, Capt. Blair Turner and Cadet Mike Boykin, Col. Malcolm Muir and Cadet Andrew Breer, Col. Cash Koeniger and Cadet Brandon Carter, David Coffey and Cadet Joel Enterline, and Dr. Eric Osborne and Cadet Gregory Lippiat.
In international studies, Col. R.E. Burnett and Cadet Tyler Anthony, and Professor Doug Ayer and Cadet Chris Rau.
In math and computer science, Col. Myke Gluck and Cadet Thelmar Rosarda, and Lt. Col. Mac Baker and Cadet Kevin Sullivan.
In mechanical engineering, Col. Timothy Hodges will work with cadets Robert Hawley and Peter Borchelt.
In modern languages and cultures, Patricia Hardin and Cadet Daniel McCord, and Col. Donald Sunnen and Cadet Miles Turner.
In psychology, Maj. Glenn Sullivan will work with Cadet David Shaw.