James Madison University

NEW COLLEGES FORMED A plan to reorganize the College of Integrated Science and Technology into two colleges took effect July 1, 2012. The new colleges are the College of Health and Behavioral Studies and the College of Integrated Science and Engineering.


ISAT Students Win Awards at ASME (American Society of Mechanical Engineers) Regional Conference

Twelve JMU students; ISAT lab technician, Joe Rudmin; and ISAT faculty member, Karim Altaii, were at Duke University for the ASME Regional Student Conference. The conference involved all the engineering schools in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and part of Tennessee. JMU entered in three competitions: Design, Oral and Poster.

JMU was recognized with the following awards:

  • First place in the Poster Competition: Joshua Krause and Chris Jones: Certificate and $200.
  • Third Place in the Poster Competition: Patrick Commerce and Matt Unger. Certificate and $50.
  • Largest Percentage of Student Section Membership in Attendance: $100. ASME JMU Student Section.
  • Student Section Faculty Adviser: Karim Altaii - Certificate.

The following are the names of all JMU competition participants:

Old Guard Poster Competition

FIRST PLACE: Joshua S. Krause and Chris Jones(ISAT)
Title: “Noise Reduction from Use of Fuel Cell Auxiliary Power Units in Lieu of Truck Engine Idling”
Project Adviser: CJ Brodrick

THIRD PLACE: Patrick Commerce and Matt Unger (ISAT)
Title: “Development of a Hydrogen-Fueled, Fuel Cell Power System for Shenandoah National Park’s Air Monitoring Station”
Project Advisers: CJ Brodrick and Karim Altaii

Old Guard Oral Competition

Matthew Unger (ISAT)
Title: “Design Considerations for Small-Scale Hydrogen Fueling Stations”

Design Competition

Design advising was provided by Joe Blandino and Karim Altaii.

Team 1

Greg Clark (ISAT) & Mike McGrath (Physics)
Device: Chattanooga

Team 2

Joel Bodine (Physics), Mike Clemens (Physics) and Jeremy Etzkorn (Computer Science)
Device: CDmobile

Team 3

Chris Carlson (Physics), Joey Darragh (ISAT) and Michael Traber Smith (Physics)
Device: E.R.I.N.