The Lighthouse: Center for Exploration & Discovery

Welcome to The Lighthouse! We help students gain the experiences that pave the way for success. We help with career development and internships, study away, and student research.

Undergraduate Research

Summer Research at Virginia Tech

Lighthouse Featured Events

Graduate School Fair - Thursday, October 19, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Lighthouse Photo Contest - Friday, October 27

Port Day - Tuesday, December 5, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

"It is not so very important for a person to learn facts. For that he does not really need a college. He can learn them from books. The value of an education in a liberal arts college is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think something that cannot be learned from textbooks."

Albert Einstein to Thomas Edison, 1921. Quoted in Philipp Frank, Einstein: His Life and Times, 1947,185.