JMU biology research lending insight into amphibian extinction crisis
In a JMU biology department laboratory, researchers focus on a perplexing problem: why are species of frogs and salamanders disappearing in seemingly pristine areas around the world?
Is green living practical?
Many people want to live a greener lifestyle, but an eco-friendly home seems out of reach for the average consumer. Often, green-housing requires deep pockets, and compromising spaces and house designs. JMU alum Zach Fettig ('06) had a solution.
Flowing by design
ISAT majors Nicolas Jaramillo and Bonnie Tang helped create wetlands at Rockingham Memorial Hospital. It was one of many projects supported by the JMU-RMH Collaborative that benefit students, faculty members, the hospital and the community.
Designing Sustainable Solutions
JMU's single, integrated engineering degree that focuses on sustainability, design and systems analysis is educating and training engineering versatilists who can address the wide range of ever-changing engineering challenges of the 21st century.
Energizing the future
In JMU's Alternative Fuel Vehicle Lab students and professors work to solve our nation's mounting dependence on a dwindling oil supply. Open to all majors, students from a variety of disciplines from engineering to art have all worked in the AFV lab.
Creating a mecca of life
In the face of climate change, economic disruption and oil depletion, perhaps the time is long overdue to change how we use our land. JMU alumni, Dave ('96) and Lee Sturgis O'Neill ('97), offer a new model for food production at their Radical Roots farm.
Madison's first eco-community
For the freshmen living in JMU's Hoffman Hall, thinking green is much more than a fad, it's a lifestyle. Students in the Madison Eco-Community learn about human effects on the environment through course work, projects and outdoor activities.