ECE News

Julia T. Ward ’26, from Frankfort, Illinois

Ward Awarded Coveted Peay Scholarship

Julia T. Ward ’26, new incoming cadet, has been awarded the coveted Peay Merit Scholarship to attend Virginia Military Institute, covering the full cost of tuition, room, board, and fees.

Eric Munro '21 on post

Munro ’21 Named Gates Cambridge Scholar

Eric Munro ’21 is one of only 23 U.S. candidates selected as a Gates Cambridge Scholar 2022 to pursue graduate study at the University of Cambridge, where Munro will pursue a Ph.D. in engineering and research the development of next generation miniaturized spectrometers using novel nano materials.

Jeremiah Gaulding ’22 on Post

Internship Helps to Solidify Cadet’s Career Plans

Jeremiah Gaulding ’22 is an electrical and computer engineering major from Newport News, Virginia. After graduation, he plans on commissioning into the Air Force or Space Force. This past summer, he completed an internship at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Cadets working on entry for the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region III Hardware Competition

Robotics Team Earns Highest Placing to Date

The VMI team finished second among nine teams in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Region III Hardware Competition, held as part of IEEE Southeast Con 2021, just behind Clemson University, a school with just over 20,000 undergraduates.

Portrait of Cadets Eric Munro '21 and Leon Thomas '22

Two Cadets Receive Military Engineering Award

Two Air Force ROTC cadets have been recognized by the Society of American Military Engineers (SAME). SAME, which focuses on building leaders to address national security infrastructure challenges, honored Eric Munro '21 and Leon Thomas ’22 with a Southeast Region ROTC Award.

Col. Turk McCleskey, professor of history, poses with historical interpreters at the Williamsburg Courthouse.

History, Engineering Collaboration Produces New Findings about Colonial Virginia

What happens when a history professor meets an electrical engineer? At most schools, the answer might very well be “nothing.” But at VMI, the answer is a successful collaboration that’s been going on for over a decade and has now resulted in the publication of four scholarly articles.

Miyah Boyd pauses with her robot on the porch of Moody Hall.—VMI Photo by H. Lockwood McLaughlin.

BeanBot Research Bridges Psychology, Robotics

This summer, Miyah Boyd ’20 learned how to program a robot, but her ultimate goal is to provide a companion for people with autism and social anxiety disorder.