James Madison University

Madison Engineering xChange

Celebrating a year of good through innovation, research and design

The Department of Engineering is pleased to present the xChange, an annual event in April that highlights student presentations, posters, and prototypes from capstone and research projects. The 2014 xChange will be held on Saturday, April 26th on the first floor of the HHS/ISAT building.

Schedule of Events

PHOTO: Capstone

The Engineering xChange will showcase junior and senior projects from the Department of Engineering capstone experience.  The Department of Engineering capstone experience is a culminating engineering design experience that enables our students to address a real-world need through the application of a design process, engineering science, systems thinking, and sustainability perspectives. The experience spans a two-year duration (junior and senior years) with students working in teams of four to six students.  A typical design process involves:

  • Planning and information gathering,
  • Concept generation, evaluation, and selection,
  • Design embodiment and modeling,
  • Testing and refinement.  

In each of the four semesters of the experience, students are required to prepare a formal design report as well as deliver a formal presentation to faculty, student peers, and external constituents (sponsors, industry representatives, collaborators, etc.)

PHOTO: Captone



  • Open: Engineering Faculty Position
  • January 28
    7:00 p.m.
    Steve Gaffney, JMU alum and nationally recognized speaker presents, "Honest Communication: Learn how to become a leader in your career.”
    ISAT 259
  • February 9
    7:00 p.m.
    Faraday Lecture Series: Dr. Michael Littman presents, “The value of historical re-creation in understanding how we know and what we know.”
    ISAT 259
  • March 9-13
    Spring Break
  • April 18
    Xchange ‘15
    Engineering students present a year of good through innovation, research, and design
    ISAT/CS and HHS Buildings