Clay Penney '19 and Col. Jim Squire are launching into a Mars rover competition, building and testing prototypes for Penney's honors thesis.
Three professors are collaborating to create a new study abroad trip that will lead cadets through Slovenia, Germany, and Belgium.
Key Institute leaders took up new responsibilities during ceremonies held during the general faculty meeting kicking off new academic year.
When most people think of VMI, the iconic image of the barracks comes to mind, or perhaps the Corps of Cadets marching in a parade. But what about cadets in civilian dress in Budapest, Bangkok, or Botswana?
The English, rhetoric, and humanistic studies 411 fieldwork class, taught by Maj. Stephanie Hodde, is taking a more creative approach to service learning by hosting the Rockbridge Community Memoir Project.
Lt. Col. Anne Alerding, associate professor of biology, is working with a team of cadets in her lab and in soybean fields across the state to find a way to increase the plants’ production.
Maj. Dan Harrison '05, who’s been teaching at VMI since 2013, focuses his research around developing catalysts that can reduce carbon dioxide into a more reactive carbon species and then into a usable fuel that could someday replace fossil fuels.
Since the VMI Foundation gifted the Chessie Nature Trail to the Institute in 2010, VMI has worked with the community to ensure the trail is maintained and enhanced as an outdoor resource for cadets and members of the community.
Matt Jarman, assistant professor of psychology, and Holly Richardson, professor of physical education, discuss the impact of meditation and mindfulness on managing stress, increasing productivity, and improving health.
Col. James Hentz and Dr. Spencer Bakich of VMI's international studies department discuss the U.S. defense budget and how it relates to America's foreign policy, particularly in the context of China's growing economic and military strength.