Information for Cadets
There are numerous research opportunities both at VMI and at other institutions. Usually, a research project may span one or two years in duration with the bulk of a student's research being conducted over one or two summers.
During the summer, students are often paid a stipend similar to some internships. Research may continue into the academic year at a slower pace due to heavier course-loads. Research permits provide flexibility in scheduling and exist to facilitate the undergraduate research experience during the academic year.
What some cadets have said about their experience:
"It was an incredible experience that broadened my education more than any classroom lecture ever could and I thank you.""I also want you to know that the research skills you taught me when I did my independent study with you definitely paid off in graduate school. One of my professors was so impressed by my work this semester that he has asked me to co-write an article with him."