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Student research, scientific breakthrough

For these students, the college experience offered the opportunity to research and discover a scientific breakthrough for a multitude of industries from biomedicine to computer chip manufacturers.

Striking gold in JMU research lab
By Eric Gorton, JMU Public Affairs

Hands-on research, professor-student collaboration, cross-disciplinary opportunities — all define the Madison Experience. Imagine, though, a college experience including the opportunity to research and discover a scientific breakthrough for a multitude of industries from biomedicine to computer chip manufacturers.

It happened in JMU's summer Research Experience for Undergraduates program when student research was successful in getting gold film to adhere to plastics. The discovery has led to a provisional patent application filing for the process.

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