Community Notification - VMI cadets will be participating in Spring Field Training Exercises (Spring FTX) Friday, March 31 through Tuesday, April 4. Trainings will occur throughout Rockbridge County, including the Goshen Boy Scout Camp, the Chessie Nature Trail, and on/around VMI post. There may be traffic delays in the area. Weapons training may also be heard.

CIS News

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.

Tanner Mallari ’22 presents his senior thesis, “Evaluation of Crowdsourcing Applications in Disaster Relief.”

VMI Cadet Researches Disaster Relief

Crowdsourcing, which is enlisting the help of a large pool of people, has historically been a valuable way to help with disaster relief. Tanner Mallari ’22 researched that subject in his senior thesis, “Evaluation of Crowdsourcing Applications in Disaster Relief”, during Honors Week at VMI.

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.

Tanner Mallari ’22

CIS Major Presents at International Conference

Tanner Mallari ’22, a computer and information sciences major, recently presented at the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) International Conference on Computer Science and Software Engineering (CSSE 2021).

Mallory Hall, home to VMI’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences, will soon house VMI’s cyber defense lab.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Department of Defense $1.475 Million Grant Brings Cyber Defense Laboratory to VMI

The Virginia Military Institute’s Department of Computer and Information Sciences (CIS) took a major step toward a new initiative when Institute leaders signed an agreement for a grant award with the Department of Defense (DoD) to establish a cyber defense laboratory on post.

A photo of Col. Piegari during a faculty meeting

TAPS–Col. George Piegari

The Superintendent regrets to inform the VMI community of the death of Col. George Piegari at the age of 79.