Guys Sitting on a Car JMU's Alternative Fuel Program merges applied research with education and outreach.

Using surveys, simulation modeling, statistical analysis, along with hands-on research that emphasizes student participation, JMU's Alternative Fuel Program twines varied disciplines with many campus, community and government agencies - and students in all levels of education. The result? A creative approach to a sustainable future.

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Szalay Earns Goldwater Scholarship 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.

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Tops in Graduation Rates Tops in Graduation Rates

James Madison University, which has been recognized by outlets such as U.S. News and World Report and Kiplinger's for the quality of its education, ranks number one in its category for graduation rates in a new report by the American Enterprise Institute.

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A Holistic Approach A Holistic Approach

Executive director of JMU's Institute for Stewardship of the Natural World, Christie-Joy "C.J." Brodrick Hartman is finding ways to equip JMU and individuals to make environmentally sound choices. Read more about her holistic approach to "being the change."

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    JMU leads the list of "very competitive" schools in the South, graduating 81 percent of enrolled freshmen within six years... More

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