HBCU/MSI Research Summit

The 2019 HBCU/MSI Research Summit is scheduled for October 13-14 at the Inn at Virginia Tech.

About the Summit

Virginia Tech collaborates with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) to explore research partnerships.  

This annual research summit offers the opportunity for faculty from Virginia Tech to identify partner faculty and students at HBCUs/MSIs to engage in summer research opportunities and grant proposals.  

Virginia Tech faculty members interested in growing collaborations with HBCUs/MSIs are encouraged to reach out to their College contact for participation.  You can find a list of the college liaisons via this link

Each unit will extend invitations to collaborators at partner HBCUs/MSIs. 

Preliminary Schedule

Sunday, October 13

  • 11AM-1PM HBCU/MSI Guests Arrive — Inn at Virginia Tech
  • 1PM-2PM  Admissions Workshop hosted by The Graduate School Office of Recruitment Inclusion and Diversity
  • 2PM-3PM Student and Faculty Tracks
  • 3PM-4PM Break/Hotel Check-in 
  • 4PM-6PM Student and Faculty Tracks
  • 6PM-8PM Dinner, Latham Ballroom, Inn at Virginia Tech                 

Monday, October 14

  • 8 AM-9:30 AM  Breakfast with Departments/Colleges
  • 9:30 AM- 2:30PM College and Department visits; lunch hosted by Colleges