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Col. Greg Topasna talks astronomy with science fair participants.

‘Everybody Can Be a Scientist’

VMI professors were among those offering hands-on activities for the estimated 400 young people attending Sunday's Science Fest and Maker Faire in downtown Lexington.

Several pages from the diabetes article are shown here.

Predicting Diabetes

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

Col. Keith Gibson stands next to the painting

19th Century Painting on Display

"Attack on the Huguenots" was painted by William D. Washington, a member of the VMI faculty in the 19th century.

A view of the Chessie Trail

‘It’s a Big Deal’

Staff of VMI’s Physical Plant have been working hard to get the Chessie Trail in perfect condition in advance of the 2016 Chessie Trail Half Marathon and 5K Oct. 15.

Sgt. 1st Class Carmelo Echevarria gives instructions before the night ambush begins.

Night Ambush

Cadets try out patrol and ambush tactics taught by the commandant’s staff, complementing training provided by the ROTC units.

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.

Image of Tim Chartier at podium

‘Making the Magical Logical’

Tim Chartier, professor of mathematics and computer science at Davidson College, addressed the approximately 300 participants in “Math: The Roots of STEM,” this year’s STEM education conference.

Col. Mike Krakow instructs his karate class.

New Karate Class

Physical education elective offers the chance to learn self-defense moves and boost fitness.

The ‘Transformative Power’ of Math and Science

Keynote speaker Christine McKinley opened the fifth annual STEM Education Conference this morning, telling the story of how the study of engineering and science changed her life.

Former White House Chief of Staff to Receive Byrd Award

Former White House Chief of Staff James A. Baker III will receive the Harry F. Byrd Jr. ’35 Public Service Award Nov. 2 at 11 a.m. in Cameron Hall. Baker, 86, carries the distinction of having served in the administrations of three U.S. presidents.

A cadet holds a cell phone displaying the Reach Out app.

App Dispenses Important Information

The Reach Out app is meant to assist victims of sexual misconduct by enabling them to access help from their phones.

A large crowd cheers on the Keydets during a home football game.

Toward a Safer Game Day

VMI's Emergency Operations Center is ready to swing into action if needed at each home football game.

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.

The VMI men's soccer team practices at North Post.

‘It’s a Matter of When’

Men's soccer coach sees hard work, improvement every day.

Cadets walk across the VMI Parade Ground at daybreak.

VMI Alumni Top Earners

Virginia Military Institute graduates have the highest median earnings eight years after graduation among graduates of more than 30 of the state’s four-year colleges and universities.

Image of Nigerian army chief of staff talking with Gen. Peay in his office

Nigerian Army Officer to Speak

Lt. Gen. Ty Buratai will speak tonight in Gillis Theater in Marshall Hall beginning at 7:45.

Animated characters wearing red, white and blue hats.

Who’s That Marching Off to Boot Camp?

A summer research project by Andrew Kelly '17 explores the role of Walt Disney Studios in creating World War II propaganda.

Cadets walk from barracks to class at VMI.

VMI Ranks High in U.S. News

VMI ranked third in the "Great Schools, Great Price" category and fourth among public liberal arts colleges in rankings released today.

Cadets and faculty listen to Robert Kaplan

‘Reading History, Reading Geography’

Robert D. Kaplan surveyed the current geopolitical landscape, detailing the ways that geography and history help define the fate of nations, in today's academic convocation.

Image of Brian Crockett at podium

VMI Foundation CEO to Retire

Brian Scott Crockett, CEO of the VMI Foundation, will retire Dec. 31.