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  • Virginia Military Institute - Cadet Earns Norfolk Intern of the Year Award
    Norfolk Intern of the Year Award One 1st Class cadet got a very pleasant surprise this summer when he was selected over others much older than himself to receive the Marcus D Jones Intern of the Year Award from the City of Norfolk John Garrett a Norfolk native who s majoring in business and economics at VMI was one of 23 interns participating in Norfolk s Emerging Leader Program The eight week program drew many graduate students including law students and doctoral candidates but it was Garrett who wound up the recipient of the top award at the end of the summer I was pretty shocked to get the award said Garrett who worked in the city s Office of Budget and Grants Management It was pretty humbling Garrett had a fairly strong idea though as to why he d been selected He d been named leader of the intern group which was given the task this year of putting together an anti bullying campaign for Norfolk Public Schools Garrett himself a graduate of the city s Maury High School took the lead in creating flyers pamphlets and a video presentation designed to be shown in classrooms Garrett and the others presented the fruits of their labors to the Norfolk School Board which gave a green light to the campaign and it eventually reached 5 000 students in the city s eight middle schools Within the Office of Budgets and Grants Management Garrett worked on four projects among them a new plan to promote efficiencies in the city s grass cutting operations He also worked on a revenue sharing agreement between the localities and the schools and put together a recommendation packet for increasing revenue at three city owned golf courses for Norfolk City Council In addition he researched grant opportunities for two non profit agencies promoting child welfare Garrett was expected to put in 40 hours a week but to no one s surprise he wound up working more VMI teaches you a lot about time management Garrett commented I worked on so many projects I figured that if I hadn t gone to VMI I d feel swamped but being here taught me a lot about how to plan my time and prioritize things As captain of VMI s baseball team playing 56 games a season Garrett has learned more than a little bit about time management He s also co president of the Cadet Investment Group which manages a portfolio worth more than 200 000 for the VMI Foundation After graduation Garrett plans to work in the finance and investment field with the goal of eventually earning a master s degree in business administration The internship though wasn t just about resume building for a competitive job market A lot of VMI s teaching is about being a citizen soldier and giving back to your community and this internship seemed a perfect fit for that said Garrett It was a way to give back to the community

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=10737429954 (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - Degrees & Programs
    Lexington VA 24450 Contact ECE Degrees Programs The Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers a program to prepare you for a rewarding and successful career To give you the most flexibility after graduation our courses provide a broad foundation in many areas of electrical and computer engineering For students seeking specialization in a area the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department offers a variety of elective courses as well as customized independent research courses tailored to specific interests The program culminates with a capstone design experience that includes a competition with other colleges and universities in the southeastern U S ECE Elective Policy The ECE Department requires six credit hours of ECE electives for graduation While more than six credit hours of electives may be taken a maximum of six credit hours may be applied to graduation requirements The following three credit ECE Elective courses are offered regularly and may be used to satisfy the required six credit hours of ECE Electives Fall Semesters EE 413 Microelectronics EE 460 Portable Power Spring Semesters EE 426 Semiconductor Devices EE 455 Electrical Mechanical Design Professional Licensure Prior to graduation all engineering cadets are required to take the Fundamentals of Engineering FE Examination as an early step toward licensure as a professional engineer Effective with the Class of 2013 Fall 2012 and Spring 2013 FE examinations all engineering majors will be responsible for completing and submitting application paperwork and fees by the published deadlines Cadets who pass the examination will be fully reimbursed by the department Cadets who are concerned about the financial obligations associated with this graduation requirement should contact the VMI Financial Aid office immediately Engineering majors who do not meet these expectations will not graduate Scholarship and Internship Opportunities in Electrical and Computer Engineering Numerous Scholarship and Internship Opportunities are available

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/content.aspx?id=17209 (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - Why Study ECE Here?
    Enrichment Institute Honors Program International Programs Service Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Engineering Division ECE Home Degrees Programs Courses About ECE Why Study ECE Here Mission Objectives Outcomes Scholarships Awards Undergraduate Research Cadet Advising K 12 Robotics Grant Faculty Dawn Cochran Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7236 F 540 464 7662 Virginia Military Institute 508 Nichols Hall Lexington VA 24450 Contact ECE Home Academics Areas of Study Engineering ECE Why Study ECE Here Why Study ECE at VMI Low Student to Faculty Ratio The overall student to faculty ratio at VMI is approximately 11 to 1 There are no large auditorium classes Qualified Faculty All faculty in the ECE Department have Ph D s and are licensed professional engineers Emphasis on Teaching All classes including laboratories are taught by faculty All faculty in the ECE Department have open door policies and maintain office hours Broad Coverage of ECE Cadets in the ECE curriculum get a broad coverage of areas within the ECE field The coverage includes circuits digital systems and computer architecture microcontrollers programmable logic devices controls communications signal processing and microelectronics Hands On Laboratories All courses in the ECE curriculum have a partial or full laboratory component which provides hands on opportunities that reinforce theory with practical examples of hardware and software systems Independent Study Projects and Design Projects Cadets can do research as part of an independent study

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/content.aspx?id=1428 (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - Undergraduate Research in ECE
    Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Engineering Division ECE Home Degrees Programs Courses About ECE Undergraduate Research Cadet Advising K 12 Robotics Grant Faculty Dawn Cochran Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7236 F 540 464 7662 Virginia Military Institute 508 Nichols Hall Lexington VA 24450 Contact ECE Home Academics Areas of Study Engineering ECE Undergraduate Research Undergraduate Research Many students take advantage of the high student to faculty ratio in our department to conduct undergraduate research projects of their own choosing In past we have had students present research at national conferences publish their findings in national and international journals earn patents and compete in national and international robotics competitions Students have conducted original research and applied engineering in areas such as biomedicine microelectronics robotics and novel internet technologies and have worked on interdisciplinary subjects involving other students and professors from the fields of biology cardiology law mathematics and computer science To see examples of undergraduate research at VMI in our department view the following links provided by some of our faculty Dr Squire s Undergraduate Research Dr Squire s area of expertise includes biomedical implants patent litigation and instrumentation His students have developed and patented improved endovascular stent deployment catheters and novel uses of internet technologies including passive health sensing of the geriatric population Dr Addington s Undergraduate Research Dr Addington specializes in microelectronics and has supervised a variety of projects in microelectronics fabrication by both VMI students and international liaisons with St Cyr Military Academy in France and the Australian Defense Force Dr Livingston s Research

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=1432 (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - Cadet Advising
    want students who show initiative who have sought out challenges in independent research e g VMI s URS or SURI program who have found a summer internship and who have held leadership positions You can get into very competitive graduate schools if you have these distinguishing experiences even if you don t have a perfect GPA but a 4 0 without these will probably earn you the thin envelope response to an application Graduate schools place considerable emphasis on recommendations Carefully consider whom to ask and when you do provide them with facts to help them write a good letter Give them your resume and include whether you ve worked in any independent study projects helped in any science fairs open houses IEEE activities or honor societies whether you re involved in any sports clubs or community activities won recognition for anything you ve done in any group tutored volunteered or done something unusual in another academic department Take time to recall the events that distinguish you from the masses Find out yourself what s important Visit the school s webpage and download a copy of their application form You may be surprised at what they value and what they don t M I T for instance won t even look at your GRE Engineering score if you send it to them but they want a detailed account of engineering projects you have accomplished Getting a great letter of recommendation For every publicly announced scholarship or job there will be many tens if not hundreds of applications Think of a stack of resume s that are over an inch thick Even if you have the right background if you do the same thing every other applicant does carefully complete the paperwork put thought and multiple drafts into your essay and ask professors with positive opinions of you to fill out a reference form you have only have a small statistical chance at best and even less if someone applies for the scholarship position that knows the following secret You won t get a great letter of recommendation by giving your professor the recommendation form and hoping for the best The most common result will be the professor will check the boxes handwrite something like Joe is an excellent student in my class and would make a great employee in the essay portion and sign his her name While this type of recommendation is better than Joe is a moron and will keep your application from the immediate trash pile it is only typical of what every other applicant is getting and puts your paper in the thick wads of maybes If the job or scholarship is competitive you ve just lost your chance At worst the professor will put the application in the to do pile and attend instead to the current crises at hand and come back to it two months later when the application deadline has expired How should you do it Offer to your professor to write

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=1434 (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - K-12 Small Grants Program in Robotics
    Honors Program International Programs Service Opportunities Summer Programs Institute Writing Program Research Support Cadet Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Engineering Division ECE Home Degrees Programs Courses About ECE Undergraduate Research Cadet Advising K 12 Robotics Grant Faculty Dawn Cochran Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7236 F 540 464 7662 Virginia Military Institute 508 Nichols Hall Lexington VA 24450 Contact ECE Home Academics Areas of Study Engineering ECE K 12 Small Grants Program in Robotics K 12 Small Grants Program in Robotics The ECE Department at Virginia Military Institute is pleased to announce a small grants program to support the development and expansion of robotics programs for K 12 students in counties surrounding the Institute A limited number of competitive grant awards of up to 200 each will be made available each year Proposals do not have to originate from

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=10737419186 (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - Faculty
    Counseling Career Services Disabilities Services Miller Academic Center Advising Math Resource Center The Writing Center Resources Registrar Financial Aid Canvas Login Dean s Office Career Services Bookstore Cadet Computing Admissions Corps Life Athletics Library Archives Preston Library Library Home Find Books Departments Media Equipment Technical Services Visitor Information Archives Archives Home Online Exhibits VMI History FAQs Genealogy Alumni Manuscripts Civil War New Market Give Close Menu Engineering Division ECE Home Degrees Programs Courses About ECE Undergraduate Research Cadet Advising K 12 Robotics Grant Faculty Dawn Cochran Administrative Assistant P 540 464 7236 F 540 464 7662 Virginia Military Institute 508 Nichols Hall Lexington VA 24450 Contact ECE Home Academics Areas of Study Engineering ECE Faculty Electrical Computer Engineering Faculty Col Shawn Addington Department Head Professor Jamison Payne Institute Professorship Ph D Virginia Polytechnic Institute State University Specialty Professional Engineer addingtonjs vmi edu Col Addington s Website Col Mac Baker Professor Ph D Georgia Institute of Technology bakerjm vmi edu Col Daniel Barr Professor Ph D University of Virginia Specialty Professional Engineer barrdw vmi edu Col Barr s Website Col David Livingston Professor Ph D Old Dominion University Specialty Professional Engineer livingstondl vmi edu Col Livingston s Website Col Todd Smith

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=4294974241 (2016-02-15)
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  • Virginia Military Institute - Tick Rover a True Collaborative Effort
    a strong undergraduate research dimension Early brainstorming focused on vision systems to find ticks and something to zap them or squish them with it focused as engineers will on the machine Sonenshine suggested they take into account the organism they were trying to outsmart through biomimicry That s how we got the idea of not chasing the ticks said Livingston but of having the ticks chase us The device is essentially an autonomous vehicle that drags a denim cloth treated with permethrin insecticide The system exudes carbon dioxide which for ticks is a chemoattractant Sonenshine pointed out that ticks are programmed to go after any chemoattractant that s moving Instead of having to have a million dollar thing all you need is this thing to drag a cloth said Col Jay Sullivan VMI professor of mechanical engineering who joined the project as it moved from brainstorming to design That added Sullivan takes the technology from something that only NSF National Science Foundation could fund to something I can sell to someone for their backyard In the years since 2004 two more professors have joined the team Elizabeth Baker who was a professor in VMI s economics and business department at the time but is now a specialist in entrepreneurship at Wake Forest University and Holly Gaff a math modeling specialist in ODU s biological science department Developing an invention like the tick rover is a long term project requiring work after teaching responsibilities have been met which means after hours Interdisciplinary approaches allow professors to make the best possible use of their very valuable investment of time If you look at the robot nothing on it was extremely difficult but everything took a lot of time said Sullivan who designed the robot s gas distribution system The nice thing with these collaborations is you re going to hit some low lying fruit Having that extra expertise you get that elegant solution You get something you didn t expect The biologists from ODU added a whole different kind of thinking We do more research and development work like they do in industry than basic research said Livingston Not so Gaff and her team of biological science students To complete the independent testing they created with an experimental design with controls They were testing the hypothesis they culled out as many variables as they could They re biologists and this is what they do said Sullivan noting that from the engineering perspective the money to fund the control which of course was never expected to produce any results was a waste Gaff he said told him flat out she didn t think it would work And when the first results came in with a kill rate between 75 and 90 percent Gaff reviewed her experimental protocol assuming there was an error She found nothing wrong however and the next test came in at 100 percent Baker said Livingston had confidence in the project from the beginning The development work getting the robot

    Original URL path: http://www.vmi.edu/Content.aspx?id=10737430909 (2016-02-15)
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