Focus on Faculty

Road Closures and Traffic Flow June 17-24

Visitors to VMI should use the Jordan's Point entrance to post June 17-24 due to numerous construction projects.

Col. Craig Streeter pauses at his office studio.

Combat Artist Depicts Battlefield Experience

Naval ROTC commander Col. Craig Streeter '91 is one of a handful of USMC combat artists creating images that show the reality of the battlefield.

Mary Beth Manjerovic and Janice Friend discuss possible changes to the biology curriculum.

Biology Sends Cadets out of the Classroom

Maj. Mary Beth Manjerovic, assistant professor of biology, gave the cadets in her conservation biology class a new challenge: independent projects dealing with resource conservation.

Col. James Squire and Clay Penney '19 look on as their rocket prototype takes off.

Rockets, Research, and Rovers

Clay Penney '19 and Col. Jim Squire are launching into a Mars rover competition, building and testing prototypes for Penney's honors thesis.

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.

A group photo of Brig. Gen. Bob Moreschi and his family.

Promotions, Installation Mark Beginning of Academic Year

Key Institute leaders took up new responsibilities during ceremonies held during the general faculty meeting kicking off new academic year.

Study Abroad Enriches Cadet Experience

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?

Stephanie Hodde writes on the white board.

Three Generations Look Back at Their Formative Years

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.

Cadets examine soybeans in the lab.

Building a Better Soy Plant

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 and Jake Hyde ’17 set up a specially designed, air-free, electrochemical cell containing one of Hyde’s iron compounds. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Fueling a Carbon-Neutral Society

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.