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Cadets pose for a photo near Garmisch, Germany, during a study abroad trip that took them through Slovenia, Germany, and Belgium.—Photo courtesy of Lt. Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl.

Summer Program Cadets Explore European Union

Col. Tinni Sen, professor of economics and business; Lt. Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, associate professor of economics and business; and Col. Howard Sanborn, professor of international studies led a summer trip to Europe, giving 12 cadets a chance to study and experience daily life in the EU.

Tristan Howard ’20 and Col. Barry Cobb discuss Howard’s research on staffing needs for healthcare.—VMI Photo by Mary Price.

Healthcare SURIs Explore Cost Savings, Security

Two cadets are working on summer research projects that could save money for healthcare systems.

Dr. Dekuwmini Mornah chats with Rives Worsham ’19 during the Business Leadership and Innovation Summit April 11.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin

The Paradigm Future of Business and Society’s Second Annual Business Summit Stresses Innovation, Entrepreneurship

VMI’s Business Leadership Innovation Summit (BLIS) was held April 11-13 with the goal of spurring entrepreneurial thinking among cadets and connecting them with like-minded alumni already succeeding in the business world.

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Cadets Design Innovative Truck Bed Cover

In a rag to riches-type story, a team of VMI cadets went into the Commonwealth Challenge with a prototype made from a desk drawer and came out with a third-place prize.

John O'Donnell presents his research in the Turman Room of Preston Library.

Honors Week Showcases Cadet Research

Nineteen cadets presented their research during Honors Week, with many choosing projects informed by the communities in which they grew up.

Lt. Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl lectures in Scott Shipp Hall.

Dimitrova-Grajzl Wins Outstanding Faculty Award

Lt. Col. Valentina Dimitrova-Grajzl, associate professor of economics and business, was one of 13 recipients of the 2019 SCHEV Outstanding Faculty Award.

Richard Luck ’12 leads a tour through Luck Industries during the e-Club’s trip to Richmond.—Photo Courtesy of Dr. Dee Mornah.

e-Club Supports Cadet Entrepreneurs

Revitalized this year, the VMI e-Club brings together cadets of all majors who are interested in entrepreneurship, creativity, and innovation.

Cadets and faculty investigated the possibility of turning food scraps from Crozet Hall into compost in the spring of 2015.—VMI File Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

Compost Paper Publication Highlights Cross-Departmental Research

Three and a half years ago, a group of faculty members and cadets began an innovative, interdisciplinary project to investigate the viability of recycling food scraps from Crozet Hall into compost.

Col. Howard Sanborn, professor of international studies, talks with a cadet during the study abroad fair Sept. 20.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Faculty Develop Interdisciplinary Study Abroad Opportunity

Three professors are collaborating to create a new study abroad trip that will lead cadets through Slovenia, Germany, and Belgium.