Maj. Molly Kent’s neuroscience lab is a busy place this summer, with multiple cadets working on multiple projects split over the two summer sessions. But despite their wide-ranging projects, the cadets share a common bond: a desire to learn lab skills and grow as scientists.
As a high school student, Jacob Benny ’22 had a natural talent for math, and he’d also discovered an interest in physics. But work on a project for NASA before he’d even earned a college degree? That seemed to be an out-of-this-world ambition.
This summer, four cadets are taking part in internships designed to show them a side of life many have not seen before as they participate in a program through the Shepherd Higher Education Consortium on Poverty, which places students with nonprofits serving the economically disadvantaged.
As cadets and other members of the VMI community return to post for the fall semester, they will notice several changes being made in order for the Institute to comply with Executive Order #77, which directs all state agencies to reduce Virginia’s reliance on single-use plastics.
Lt. Col. Patrick Rhamey, associate professor of international studies and political science at Virginia Military Institute, will discuss U.S.—China relations on public radio’s With Good Reason July 31-Aug. 6 in an episode titled “Entangling Alliances.”
Col. Marcelo Goncalez has a well-worn passport and a track record of travel to a multitude of international competitions. At the end of this month, he will travel to Tokyo, Japan, as a technical delegate for modern pentathlon, a lesser-known Olympic sport that is a personal passion.
Maj. Gen. Wins ’85, VMI Superintendent, recently addressed the entire Corps of Cadets regarding his stance on Title IX violations, the recent article published by the Washington Post, and VMI’s commitment to each and every cadet’s success.
Yesterday, the VMI Board of Visitors Executive Committee met and voted to provide the governor, General Assembly, and SCHEV quarterly reports detailing VMI's progress on diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts.
VMI recently responded to a series of 16 questions from the Washington Post for an upcoming story on “what it’s like to attend VMI as a woman.” Responses are shared in their entirety in the spirit of openness.
Ms. Susan LeMert has been named inspector general and Title IX coordinator at Virginia Military Institute. LeMert, who had served as interim inspector general and Title IX coordinator since February 2021, replaces Col. Jeffrey Boobar ’86, now the Institute’s interim chief of staff.