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A Visionary $2.5 Million Investment

Rooted in the university's interdisciplinary education and in the College of Integrated Science and Engineering's philosophy of innovation and real-life problem-solving, JMU produces engineers who design with people in mind.

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Student Project Gets EPA Backing

May 27, 2016

One year into a two-year engineering capstone project, a group of rising JMU seniors is making good progress on helping a global manufacturing giant improve the energy efficiency of its Harrisonburg service center.

PHOTO: JMU team holding winning checkJMU Students Care for Caregivers

April 28, 2016

JMU team placed first in the "Caring for the Caregiver Hack: Advancing Caregiver Health Through Innovations” in downtown Richmond in March.

PHOTO: Syerra CesarLatest Faculty Accomplishments

April 25, 2016

What can faculty do when they can't find an appropriate textbook for the subject they're teaching? In the case of three JMU faculty members, the answer was simple: Write their own textbook.

PHOTO: bikesBuilding Bikes for the Better

April 13, 2016

Behind chopper-style handlebars, Syerra Cesar feels in control being able to finally ride a bike. Her cushy chair is built with parts of a mattress pad from a student’s freshman year dorm.

PHOTO:BuildingStudents Compete in Bluestone Hacks Innovation Competition

April 13, 2016

JMU partnered with University Innovation Fellows to host the second annual Hackathon on April 1 and 2. For 24 hours, students of all majors came together to compete and create innovative solutions.

Photo: FiresideEngineering Incorporates E-portfolios

March 23, 2016

JMU’s Department of Engineering is providing students with the ability to promote their work experience using an online platform. Through collaboration with JMU's Digital Communication Consulting (DigiComm), students are promoting their accomplishments by creating e-portfolios.

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How JMU Professors are Shaping the Engineering Curriculum

Feburary 19, 2016

From Velcro to airplane wings to barbed wire, the natural world's influence on engineering solutions is ubiquitous, but materials and courses for teaching bio-inspired design are limited.


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