CIS News

Gretchen Matthews, Ph.D., director of the Commonwealth Cyber Initiative in Southwest Virginia and Virginia Tech mathematics professor

CCI @ VMI Symposium

The ProCyEd (Professional requirements to Cybersecurity Education) Research team at Virginia Military Institute hosted its first Commonwealth Cyber Initiative (CCI) Symposium on Sept. 21 in Marshall Hall. VMI participants demonstrated their research activities, products, demos, and posters.

Nichols Engineering building and VMI logo

VMI Again Ranked Highly by U.S. News and World Report

Virginia Military Institute has retained its high placing among the nation’s best colleges, according to college rankings released this week by U.S News and World Report. Among public liberal arts colleges, the Institute ranked fourth.

High school students solve a mystery by decoding encrypted messages during the second annual CyberSmart Workshop held June 6-10 at VMI. —VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Teens Solve Fictional Murder Mystery at VMI

A group of 17 local high school students solved a fictional murder mystery using the skills they learned during the second annual CyberSmart Workshop held June 6-10 by the Cyber Defense Laboratory at Virginia Military Institute.

Portrait photo of Alex Rodriguez '22 in class dyke

Cadet Utilizes Career Services for Success

“As VMI cadets, we are sought after for our leadership, discipline, and integrity. These are qualities that are simply not reliably found at other schools.”

Free Cyber Defense Lab Workshop for Middle and High School Students

The VMI Cyber Defense Laboratory will host a CyberSmart workshop for high school students June 6-10 and for middle school students June 13-17. Registration is open until May 16 or until all spots are filled.

Jake Stephens ’22 and Connor Arnold ’22 are joined by their families in Cameron Hall while they are recognized during senior night Feb. 23.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

'Don’t Change a Thing' - Jake Stephens ’22 Leads by Example

Jake Stephens ’22, captain of the Keydet basketball team, computer science major, and tallest cadet in the Corps leads by example and has been guided by positive relationships during his cadetship.

William Shelley ’23, John Barker ’23, and Lynda Toumi ’24 work together during the competition portion of the 2022 Commonwealth Cyber Fusion in Marshall Hall at VMI on Feb. 26.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

VMI Hosts Fifth Commonwealth Cyber Fusion

VMI hosted its annual invitation-only cybersecurity competition that also included a job fair, employer panel, faculty round-table discussion, and keynote speaker Stoney Trent, retired Army colonel and Virginia Tech research professor.

Noah Goldsmith ’22 presenting research completed with John Barker ’22

Cadets Present Research to ACM International Conference on Advanced Information Science and System

Noah Goldsmith ’22 recently presented research completed with John Barker ’23 in the ACM International Conference on Advanced Information Science and System (AISS 2021) hosted in Sanya, China, guided by Dr. Youna Jung, associate professor of computer information sciences.

Photo of VMI cadets posing in front of conference at the 2021 SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF).

“SURFers” Share Research Projects

Maj. Sarah Patterson and Maj. Blain Patterson from the Department of Applied Mathematics had the privilege of accompanying 11 cadets as they presented their research on a variety of topics, ranging from identifying glycans with neural networks to women in counterterrorism.

Emily Hattman ‘22 on Post

The Bonds of Cadetship Formed Early Lead to a Decision to Stay at VMI

When Emily Hattman ‘22 first arrived at VMI, she wasn’t planning on staying long. Matriculation was a “big shock.” Quickly, though, she met a great group of friends, and these relationships encouraged her to stay at VMI.