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  • Scholarship Opportunities at VMI
    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 Academics Majors Minors Areas of Study Course Catalog Enrichment Programs Services Support Summer Programs Research at VMI Scholarships Office of the Dean Dean s Office P 540 464 7212 F 540 464 7719 Dean s Office Virginia Military Institute 210 Smith Hall Lexington VA 24450 Home Academics Scholarships Scholarship Opportunities at VMI Scholarship Opportunities at VMI For prospective cadets More than 100 Institute Scholars receive awards from 5 000 per academic year up to and including the full cost of tuition and fees Academically talented and intellectually curious students with a well balanced high school records that include leadership roles and a broad spectrum of extracurricular activities are sought for this elite group of scholar cadets Financial need is not a criterion for selection Learn more about this and other scholarships For current cadets VMI s partnerships with graduate and professional schools offer opportunities including concessions internships guaranteed interviews and guaranteed admissions Partnership institutions include Virginia Commonwealth University University of Virginia Virginia Tech College of William and Mary Florida State University Norwich University Arizona State and the Via College of Osteopathic Medicine Programs vary but include law medicine business engineering and communications Graduate scholarships support graduate and professional study Application materials and instructions are available from Maj Meagan Herald Chair of the Graduate Education Subcommittee heraldmc vmi edu Learn more about scholarships for graduate and professional study The Institute Honors Program was

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  • VMI - The Jackson Hope Fund. Seeing the Potential
    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 Academics Home Jackson Hope Fund Video Testimonies Jackson Hope Stories Initiatives Funding Process About the Fund History Membership Jackson Hope Fund Warren J Bryan 71 VMI Foundation Inc Ph 540 464 7287 bbryan vmiaa org Academics P 540 464 7212 F 540 464 7719 Dean s Office 210 Smith Hall Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 24450 The Jackson Hope Fund Seeing the potential The support provided by the Jackson Hope Fund has been critical to developing new academic initiatives and cultivating those initiatives into flagship programs such as the Undergraduate Research Initiative The result has been a surge in our academic program that has helped us rise in several national rankings of colleges and universities and we attribute this success in great part to the Jackson Hope Fund s benefactors said VMI Superintendent Gen J H Binford Peay III 62 In addition the Jackson Hope Fund provides 75 percent of the funds the Institute commits to faculty development and it has enabled us to continue hiring new teachers when most colleges and universities in the nation are cutting back With an endowment goal of 50 million the Fund provides a unique source of support for especially promising academic initiatives that might otherwise languish in competition for the Institute s resources Named after the Jackson Hope Medal the annual cadet award for the highest academic achievement the Fund directly benefits cadets and faculty through innovative advancements in the academic program guided by the goals and objectives set forth in VMI s Vision 2039 and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools SACS Quality Enhancement Plan The Jackson Hope Fund is distinctive in that contributions are

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Academic Prizes, Medals and Awards
    of research and to recognize faculty sponsors efforts to encourage cadet participation in such research Biology Alfred H Knowles 1933 Award Established by H C Knowles of Rochester New York in memory of his son a member of the Class of 1933 who died as the result of an accident at home on Christmas furlough during his senior year This award based upon class standing is made to a graduating biology major Biology John Randolph Tucker Carmichael Award Established in 1951 by the Class of 1931 as a memorial to their classmate Dr John Randolph Tucker Carmichael who died in 1941 The award based upon unusual academic achievement and excellence of character is made to a third class biology major Biology Paul R Meyer Award This award based upon academic achievement is given by Dr Paul R Meyer Class of 1924 and is awarded each year to a fourth class biology major Biology Philip H Killey 1941 Award Established in 1943 by the parents of Philip H Killey who lost his life in North Africa during World War II The award based upon unusual academic achievement and excellence of character is made to a second class biology major Chemistry 2010 Biochemistry Award Awarded to a Chemistry major for excellence in the study of Biochemistry Chemistry ACS Analytical Chemistry Award Awarded to a Chemistry major for excellence in the study of Analytical Chemistry Chemistry Chemistry Service and Leadership Award Awarded to a Chemistry major for gracious and diligent service and leadership to the department Chemistry Floyd D Gottwald Jr 43 Award in Chemistry Presented to the top standing chemistry major Chemistry Gene Wise Award Awarded to a Chemistry major for excellence in the study of Organic Chemistry Chemistry George Pickral Award Awarded to a Chemistry major for excellence in the study of Inorganic Chemistry or Materials Chemistry Herbert E Ritchey First Second and Third Class Awards Cash prizes to a first second and third class chemistry major for excellence in the study of organic chemistry This award was established in 1973 by an anonymous donor in memory of Colonel Herbert E Ritchey who served on the faculty for thirty eight years until his death in 1970 Chemistry James Lewis Howe Award Awarded to an outstanding Chemistry major Chemistry Larry L Jackson 62 Undergraduate Research in Chemistry Award Established in 1999 by Dr Larry L Jackson 62 and his wife Lindy Lou White Jackson A cash award presented to an upperclass cadet majoring in chemistry in order to reward past excellent performance in research and to encourage future research endeavors Chemistry Leslie German Second Class Award A cash prize to a second class chemistry major for excellence in the study of analytical chemistry This award was established in 1973 by an anonymous donor in honor of Colonel Leslie German who served on the faculty for thirty five years until his retirement in 1968 Colonel German was head of the Chemistry Department for twenty eight years Chemistry Ralph Bowen Linville Award Established in 1964 by Mrs Linville as a memorial to her husband who served on the chemistry faculty from 1947 to 1957 Awarded for excellence to a fourth class cadet majoring in chemistry Civil Engineering Alvin F Meyer Awards For the first classman showing highest proficiency in the sanitary engineering courses and to the second classman standing first in the civil engineering curriculum Civil Engineering Civil Engineering Award A cash award to the graduating civil engineering major who is declared by the department head to hold the highest academic standing at graduation Civil Engineering Class of 1941 Award An award to the first standing second classman majoring in civil engineering established by Colonel Alvin F Meyer 41 Civil Engineering James Preston Taylor 1945 Award Established in 1959 by Robert L Wallace Class of 1924 as a memorial to his nephew who was killed in action on Iwo Jima in World War II while serving in the U S Marine Corps The award is made to a fourth classman majoring in civil engineering Civil Engineering John Bowie Gray 1867 Award Established by the late Miss Aylmer Gray as a memorial to her father a New Market Cadet It is awarded to a third classman standing first in civil engineering Civil Engineering Nathaniel W Pendleton 22 Award Established by Nathaniel W Pendleton Jr 57 of Wytheville Virginia in memory of his father The award is a cash prize and certificate to the first classman standing first in the civil engineering curriculum during his her first class year Economics Business James Clifton Wheat Jr Medal Established in honor of Mr Wheat Class of 1941 to acknowledge his lifelong interest in the economics and business studies at VMI and his leadership in the VMI Foundation s Economic Fund Drive 1969 70 The medal recognizes outstanding performance on the Major Field Test Business by an Economics and Business major in the graduating class Economics Business John Robert Philpott Medal Established in honor of Mr Philpott Class of 1935 to acknowledge his efforts as National Chairman of the Economics Fund Drive which resulted in establishment of the Mary Moody Northen Distinguished Scholars Chair in the Arts and Social Sciences The medal recognizes outstanding performance in research by an Economics and Business major in the graduating class Economics Business John W and Jane M Roberts Award Established in honor of John W and Jane M Roberts to recognize their lifelong interest in the American free enterprise system and their support for the Department of Economics and Business this medal recognizes outstanding performance by an economics and business major in the graduating class Economics Business Roberts Medal Established in honor of John W and Jane M Roberts to recognize their lifelong interest in the American free enterprise system and their unswerving support for the Department of Economics and Business The medal recognizes outstanding performance by an Economics and Business major in the graduating class Electrical Engineering Electrical and Computer Engineering Fourth Class Award Awarded to the top fourth classman majoring

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Applied Mathematics Home
    minors in Arabic for example or double majors recent double majors were in history physics civil engineering and modern languages Most of our graduates go into the military or industry with some pursuing teaching having a math degree doesn t mean you ll necessarily become a teacher Senior capstone projects focusing on the study of real world projects based on COMAP problems Real world research projects through the AIM Applied and Industrial Mathematics program Summer Study Abroad The Applied Mathematics Department is offering a summer study abroad opportunity from June 26 July 23 2016 visiting Paris France and Berlin Germany Click here for a brochure Highlights Earn 6 credits from courses that fit into all VMI STEM majors MA 311 Differential Equations and MA 331X History of Math II Both VMI Civilizations and Cultures X requirements are satisfied Excursions to famous sites in Paris Berlin included Visit archives of famous mathematicians and scientists Apply at www vmi edu studyabroad Contact COL Siemers at siemerstj vmi edu for more information Application deadline is 18 December 2015 Open House The Applied Mathematics Department will be open during regularly scheduled open house programs We will also host afternoon presentations question answer periods and departmental tours from 2 30 to 3 15 p m and 3 30 to 4 15 p m starting in Mallory Hall Room 413 Download the MACS Open House Presentation Building a Supercomputer Humbling Experience Come January two VMI cadets will take a plane ride to San Antonio Texas and give a presentation at a national conference about how they built the Department of Applied Mathematics first supercomputer almost entirely out of recycled parts Read More Math Prof Guides Cadet to International Publication The winner of the 2014 Jackson Hope Prize for Excellence in Published Scholarly Work is only in

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Biology Home
    Home Welcome from the Chair Mission Statement Degrees Programs Courses Scholarships and Awards Frequently Asked Questions Department Activities Alumni Friends Carroll Fund Faculty Karen Fredenburg Executive Secretary P 540 464 7247 F 540 464 7761 203 Maury Brooke Hall Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 24450 biology vmi edu Email Webmaster Home Academics Areas of Study Natural Science Mathematics Biology Biology Home Biology The biology department provides focused studies in the biological sciences to prepare students for post graduate education in the biological and health fields and allow for specialization that matches their interests Our faculty believe interaction in the classroom laboratory and on an individual basis is critical in the development of successful biology majors Class sizes are small laboratories accompany most courses advising is conducted on an individual basis and undergraduate research is encouraged 36 of majors entered post graduate degree programs 24 entered health professions 30 accepted a commission in the military Small class sizes average student to faculty ratio is 12 to 1 VMI Finds Niche in Field Biology Programming In an era when most biology departments are focusing on the molecular side of the discipline the study of field biology animals plants and ecosystems is going strong at VMI Read More Cool Toys VMI Biofuels Lab VMI s robust undergraduate research program doesn t just happen It thrives and thrives only because at VMI we get a whole lot of help from our friends Read More From Field to Lab Translating Birdsong Cadet Sarah Hunziker 13 spent last summer recording and cataloging the songs of tree swallows in an effort to understand the meanings behind their vocalizations Read More The Path to Medical School When biology professor Col Wade Bell talks about medical school admissions these days one of the first things he ll mention is

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Chemistry Home
    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 Natural Sciences Chemistry Home Degrees Programs Courses Scholarships Academic Career Advising Student Research Instrumentation Journal Und Chem Research Careers Faculty Staff Anita Cruze Executive Secretary P 540 464 7244 F 540 464 7261 E CruzeAF vmi edu 401 Maury Brooke Hall Virginia Military Institute Lexington VA 24450 Contact CH Webmaster Home Academics Areas of Study Natural Science Mathematics Chemistry Chemistry Home Chemistry Passionate about exploring the natural world Captivated by molecular beauty and reactions Focused on generating new knowledge for the benefit of mankind Determined to train the next generation of scientific corporate government and military leaders Preparing Chemistry Majors for Medical Schools Beginning this academic year cadets majoring in chemistry will be able to choose one of two degree tracks a research track the curriculum all majors have followed in the past or a pre med track designed specifically for those interested in pursuing a career in the health professions Read More Project Pursues Cure for Malaria A project currently under way in the VMI chemistry department could someday save lives that would otherwise be lost to malaria Read More Professor Writes Questions for National Exam Everybody knows what it s like to face the blank answer sheet of a multiple choice test But what s it like to be on the opposite side of the desk and

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  • Virginia Military Institute - Civil Engineering Home
    of Study Engineering CE Civil Engineering Home Civil Environmental Engineering Civil Environmental Engineering Enrollment Data 2014 2015 Academic Year Fall Freshmen Fourth Class 57 Sophomore Third Class 56 Junior Second Class 67 Senior First Class 71 Total 251 Graduation Data 56 students graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from 1 July 2013 through 30 June 2014 Civil Engineering is the oldest of the engineering professions broadest in scope and parent of all other branches of engineering The curriculum includes courses that permit our graduates to pursue any of the specialty areas in Civil Engineering Cadets may choose to concentrate in one of the sub disciplines of Civil Engineering or select courses across all topic areas for a more general focus High School Preparation Prepare by taking the full college preparatory program augmented by as many math and science courses as your schedule permits Courses in engineering drawing drafting and computer programming are recommended but they should not be taken in lieu of elements of the college preparatory sequence The Power of Engineering A team of cadets majoring in civil engineering at VMI made history at the end of September when they traveled to New Orleans La to compete in an international engineering competition and emerged as the highest placed U S team Read More Project Supports Holiday Fundraiser During Fall FTX Oct 3 5 a group of cadets completed a timber framing project that not only sharpened their engineering skills but also allowed them to serve the local community and gave them a head start on spreading holiday cheer Read More Class Creates Design for Timber Framing Project For the third year in a row cadets in Col Grigg Mullen Jr 76 s wood design class are designing a structure for use by the wider community This year the

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  • Computer and Information Sciences
    endowed with computational thinking and the skills and vision to address real world problems We emphasize excellence in teaching and provide a dynamic program integrating teaching scholarship service and cadet development Our program is driven by an engaged faculty and an innovative Computer and Information Sciences curriculum enriched with extensive practice and rooted in the VMI mission to shape the CIS leaders our world needs most Those leaders are citizen soldiers with the character honor acumen and knowledge to navigate and affect change accommodate ambiguity and surmount complexity and motivate and inspire teams in a common purpose to create useful economic and social value Vision To be the benchmark in preparing citizen soldiers as problem solvers applying Computer and Information Sciences knowledge and best practices transcending traditional disciplinary boundaries to create and develop appropriate user centric solutions to responsibly invent a better future Given our evolving world that is now irrevocably instrumented and interconnected by computer networks deeply embedded sensors ever developing user centered devices and services virtually infinite computing power big data analyzers and smart semi autonomic decision making there is a need to broaden our historical perspective of computer science Our view is that cyberspace artifacts or hardware software data and their orchestrations comprise the basic infrastructure needed to allow humans and human assemblies including teams organizations communities etc to work develop and even play to their fullest potential Such basic cyberspace artifacts would enable scientists engineers and practitioners to research create and implement cognitive cyber physical equivalents to real world objects and environments This will ultimately result in cognitive prosthetics and smart environments with new capabilities supporting and augmenting human capabilities We surmise that anchored in a commensurate perspective of Computer and Information Sciences embracing the world of cyberspace the sciences arts and humanities must be called upon and used synergistically to develop such new capabilities but with the human condition ever foremost Any solutions and tools that would emerge must recognize that tools for tools sake do not serve the human naturally and so the needs of human ontological imperatives must be in the vanguard of requirements as our new Computer and Information Sciences CIS program evolves advances and continues to contribute to intellectual growth The areas of concerns that are innately CIS must ultimately result from computer based concepts paradigms methodologies and utilities that generate useful efficient and usable products and services Such areas require deep understanding of the various ontological views of what it is to be human and the epistemological concerns in how humans most effectively acquire facts information knowledge and develop wisdom We see a primitive exemplar in the IBM Watson The new CIS should harness and empower extensions of human physical and intellectual abilities through the use of computational thinking aspect computing for example secure computing interactive computing collaborative computing mobile computing etc and the synergy of at least the following intellectual domains communication information storage and retrieval and data analysis for a wide range of inter linked arenas including but

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