Academic Affiliates Program
The Hume Center Academic Affiliates Program (AAP) provides an opportunity for industry partners to develop a one-on-one relationship with top-notch faculty, researchers, and the most promising future leaders in national security technologies. Through an annual gift made payable to the Virginia Tech Foundation, members directly support the education and outreach missions of the Hume Center, and engage in shaping and recruiting the brightest talent for the defense, intelligence, and national security communities.
Based on the level of membership, affiliates not only gain access to students engaged in Hume Center programs, but also have an opportunity to engage with faculty, researchers, and advisory board members to shape curriculum, drive investments in student projects, and engage in workforce development. AAP members have an opportunity to interact with and recruit cleared and clearable students from a wide variety of majors, including electrical and computer engineering, aerospace and ocean engineering, computer science and cybersecurity, political science, national security and international studies, and geography.
Graduating More-Prepared Students
Virginia Tech is an Intelligence Community Center for Academic Excellence and industry funds support the execution of the National Security Education Program. Activities undertaken educate students and ensure its graduates have a strong awareness of the technical and mission challenges of the national security community. Many will have obtained security clearances through internships or graduate research assistantships.
|Distinguished Member||$50,000||Benefits of Principal Member, plus:
For more information, please contact Christine Callsen, Director of Outreach and Education, Hume Center.