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

All event/activities will be at the Inn at Virginia Tech unless otherwise noted.

11 AM - 1 PM 

  • HBCU/MSI Guests Arrive (Check-In), Lobby Inn at Virginia Tech 
  • Lunch, Latham Ballroom

1 - 2:30 PM 

  • Faculty Track - Diversity/Relax Social Room, Solitude Room     
  • Student Track - Welcome and Graduate School Admissions Workshop, Assembly Hall

2:30 - 3:30 PM 

  • Faculty Track - Poster Session with ICTAS and Panel, Cascades Room
  • Student Track - Research Opportunities Panel with current VT Graduate Students, Assembly Hall

3:30 - 4:30 PM 

  • Faculty - Institutional Partnerships and Networking, Duck Pond Room                                         
  • Students - HBCU/MSI Student Panel, Cascades Room 

4:30 - 6 PM 

  • Check-in to hotel rooms (Inn at VT, Residence Inn, Hyatt Place)

6 - 8 PM 

  • Dinner, Latham Ballroom , Inn at Virginia Tech               

Monday, October 14

8 AM - 9:30 AM  

  • Networking Breakfast and Closing Remarks, Latham Ballroom

9:30 AM - 2:30 PM 

  • College and Department visits; lunch hosted by Colleges