Cadet Research News

VMI cadet, Noah Campbell ’24 works in the biology lab for his Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project. -VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

VMI Cadet Researches Stress in Rats

Life is full of stress. Everyone experiences stress in some form. It may be induced by your living environment. Noah Campbell ’24, a biology major at Virginia Military Institute is researching stress in his Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project.

Abaigeal Doody ’23 adjusts 65-pound rucksack on the back of a male subject in the hypoxic chamber to test for stress at VMI. -VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

VMI Cadets Research Heavy Loads

Hiking up a mountain can be a lot of fun, but add a heavy rucksack to a hiker’s back, and the hike can become a strenuous workout for the heart and lungs. Two cadets majoring in biology at Virginia Military Institute, are exploring the subject in their Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI)

Katie Lloyd ’23 organizes her findings on intelligence for her Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project titled, “Toward a Typology of U.S. Intelligence Successes and Failures.”

VMI Cadet Researches Intelligence Failures and Successes

Katie Lloyd ’23 researches historical intelligence events in her Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project titled, “Toward a Typology of U.S. Intelligence Successes and Failures.”

Owen Ahrens ’24 conducts research on the synthesis and reactivity of cobalt-centered molecules in the lab at VMI.—VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

VMI Cadet Researches Element Synthesis

Owen Ahrens ’24 researches the synthesis and reactivity of cobalt-centered molecules in his Summer Undergraduate Research Institute (SURI) project titled, “Synthesis and Utilization of Alkyl Cobaloxime Complexes in Cycloaddition Reactions.”

Anne Townsend ’24 studies young lettuce plants growing in horizontal hydroponics systems in the VMI greenhouse.—VMI Photo by Marianne Hause.

Cadet Aims to Grow Produce for VMI

Anne C. Townsend ’24 conducts research in hydroponic systems to discover an environmentally and economically feasible way to provide a permanent supply of fresh produce for Crozet Hall.

Maj. Jeff Kozak welcomes cadets to the final Fieldwork class of the semester May 3 in Preston Library.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Website Shares Cadets' "Rewarding" Research

Cadets delve into the wealth of VMI archives held at Preston Library to share Cadet Life Over Time fieldwork project online.

Chris Hulburt ’22 presents his senior thesis in Scott Shipp Hall during Honors Week.—VMI Photo by Kelly Nye.

Cadet Researches Contributions of 19th Century African-Americans at VMI

Christopher Hulburt ’22 researched contributions of 19th Century African-Americans at VMI in senior thesis “Unearthed Contributors: African-Americans at Virginia Military Institute, 1839-1851.”

Noah Goldsmith ’22 presenting research completed with John Barker ’22

Cadets Present Research to ACM International Conference on Advanced Information Science and System

Noah Goldsmith ’22 recently presented research completed with John Barker ’23 in the ACM International Conference on Advanced Information Science and System (AISS 2021) hosted in Sanya, China, guided by Dr. Youna Jung, associate professor of computer information sciences.

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.

Mitchell Masterson '21 and his mentor, Maj. Jochen S. Arndt

Cadet Presents Research at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship

Mitchell Masterson '21 and his mentor, Maj. Jochen S. Arndt, travelled recently to the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Scholarship, where Masterson presented his work on "Reporting on Civil War: How Newspapers Explained Township Violence in South Africa, 1990-1994."