In the News

Photo of VMI cadets posing in front of conference at the 2021 SoCon Undergraduate Research Forum (SURF).

“SURFers” Share Research Projects

Maj. Sarah Patterson and Maj. Blain Patterson from the Department of Applied Mathematics had the privilege of accompanying 11 cadets as they presented their research on a variety of topics, ranging from identifying glycans with neural networks to women in counterterrorism.

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2021-22 New and Promoted Faculty

Brig. Gen. Robert “Bob” Moreschi, deputy superintendent for academics and dean of the faculty, has announced the promotion and granting of tenure to several faculty members.

Rob Soluri ’22 talks with Lt. Col. Brent Hierman, associate professor of international studies, about his research on gun control and violent crime rates.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Math That Matters Deepens Cadet Engagement

As the 2018-19 academic year draws toward a close, so does the first year of VMI’s Math That Matters: Math for the Modern World, which was implemented this year as part of the Institute’s quality enhancement plan (QEP).

Four STP students take notes while surveying the Parade Ground.

STP Connects Student Learning to Real Life

Summer Transition Program has two new academic offerings this year which connect students’ classroom experience to real-world challenges.

Mu-Chi Lu ’19, Hanchu Zhang ’19, and Edward Olbrych ’18 chose between two prompts to solve mathematically during a 23-hour competition hosted by VMI Sept. 30 through Oct. 1.

VMI Takes First In Math Competition

For the first time since the event was established three years ago, VMI took home the top spot at the Shenandoah Valley Math Modeling Challenge.

Col. Troy Siemers and Maj. Jessica Libertini brainstorm ideas for the new math curriculum while looking at suggestions from other academic departments. – VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Math That Matters Teaches Interdisciplinary Skills

A new and reinvigorated math curriculum for 4th Class cadets whose majors do not require calculus will be launched in the fall of 2018.

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Predicting Diabetes

Two faculty members and a recent graduate have published their research about the use of mathematical models to predict diabetes diagnosis.

The cover of the Quality Enhancement Plan shows cadets marching across the Parade Ground.

Math That Matters

Math that Matters: Math for the Modern World, the title of VMI’s proposed Quality Enhancement Plan, aims to introduce cadets majoring in the humanities and other programs to mathematical thinking.

Maj. Amy Givler assists two cadets with a Wikisticks activity.

Math Major Numbers Up

The numbers don't lie. Over the past 10 years, the Department of Applied Mathematics has seen a surge in cadet interest.

Maj. Jessica Libertini and Lt. Col. Paul Moosman '98 with Ross Schmeisser '18.

Teach the Math They Need

Ross Schmeisser '18 and Chen Chun-Hao '18 did summer research to develop content for new math courses aimed at 4th Class cadets.