JMU's science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs JMU's science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs JMU's science, technology, engineering and mathematics programs

Tackling Tomorrow Today

Learn, research, collaborate, succeed

Our innovative programs give you hands-on experience learning science, technology, engineering and mathematics in collaboration with highly talented teacher-scholars. Employers praise our graduates for their teamwork skills. Think of the undergrad research benefits you get here: Hands-on work with cutting-edge equipment that most schools reserve for doctoral students. Individual attention from well-connected professors who care about guiding your progress. The upsides for you? Lots of support. A great career. A bright future.

  1. Photo: Leah Haling

    Harnessing the Kenyan sun

    JMU's Szalay earns Goldwater Scholarship

    JMU physics major Jamey Szalay is one of 278 students nationwide to receive a Goldwater Scholarship. For the past two summers, Szalay has interned at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to develop an instrument for monitoring radiation inside spacecraft …Read more

  2. Photo: Jamey Szalay

    One of a few

    JMU's Szalay earns Goldwater Scholarship

    JMU student Leah Haling joined other engineering students as part of JMU's Kenya Field School to learn more about sustainable energy and help the Kenyan people …Read more

  3. Photo: Carole Baldwin

    Diving deeper than Darwin

    Marine biologist explores Galapagos Islands

    A systematic ichthyologist, Carole Baldwin ('81) studies coral reef and deep-sea fishes and how they are interrelated genealogically. Her research has led to more than four dozen scientific articles and the discovery of new species of fishes in the waters of six countries … Read more

  4. Photo: Chemistry Major Schwantes Shines at International Conference

    Schwantes shines

    Chemistry major wins international award

    Christian Schwantes was not expecting to receive an award at the International Society for Chemical Ecology Conference in Neuchatel, Switzerland this summer. He also was not expecting to be one of the only undergraduates to a give an oral presentation in front of an international panel … Read more

  5. Photo: JMU's Ronaldy Maramis, biotechnology major

    "The best decision"

    Ronaldy Maramis, biotechnology major, talks about JMU

    "I love my microbiology class. We have class four days a week. Monday and Wednesday are lecture days, Tuesday and Thursday lab days. Our project for the year is to isolate an unknown bacteria from a sample. Unfortunately for our group of four people, that means extracting …" Read more

  6. Photo: Biology professor Grace Wyngaard

    Evolving research

    Professor's research reveals evolutionary clues

    Biology professor Grace Wyngaard spent three month's on a Fulbright-funded research trip to Brazil, where she studied the evolutionary traits of marine copepods, which play an integral role in all marine ecosystems, providing a chief source of food for … Read more

  7. Photo: Former Madison chemistry and biology major Elizabeth Gauldin ('50) with integrated science and technology major Curt Dvonch ('08)

    Support from a pioneer

    Retired NASA scientist Elizabeth Gauldin ('50) lends a hand

    Integrated science and technology major Curt Dvonch ('08) credits the financial support and motivation he received from retired NASA scientist Elizabeth Gauldin ('50) for helping him succeed … Read more

  8. Photo: Paul Spraggs ('78) named a 2009 Black Engineer of the Year

    Black Engineer of the Year

    Paul Spraggs ('78) receives BEYA award

    Now, more than ever, is the time to enter the math or science field," says Paul Spraggs ('78), who knows first-hand the importance of science, technology, engineering and mathematics. During his recent tenure as a senior network specialist … Read more

  9. Photo: Jamey Szalay

    One of a few

    JMU's Szalay earns Goldwater Scholarship

    JMU physics major Jamey Szalay is one of 278 students nationwide to receive a Goldwater Scholarship. For the past two summers, Szalay has interned at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab to develop an instrument for monitoring radiation inside spacecraft …Read more