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You can help solve tomorrow's problems


There are a lot of problems in the world. An aging infrastructure. Alzheimer's disease. Antibiotic resistance. Autism. Deforestation. Intelligence crises. Killer pathogens. Species loss. Unsustainable energy sources. Vulnerable computer networks. Scientific ignorance.

The STEM fields will play a critical role in solving all of them—and more—but only if we view problems like these as opportunities to make a difference.

Your gift today to will ensure that JMU’s world-class STEM faculty continues to start students off in research as early as their freshman or sophomore years and enable them to get their hands on instruments in our well-equipped labs — something most schools don’t let them do until graduate school. At the same time, our students are getting the strong liberal arts foundation that will provide societal context for the decisions they will be making as future STEM leaders.

Your gift to one of the funds listed here will help ensure that JMU professors get to teach and mentor the future Madison STEM graduates who will engage with the world and solve its problems.

That’s how the national model of the Engaged University will lead us all into a brighter future. Your gift makes it possible.

Fund Description Type
Edith J. Carrier Arboretum Fund Support the educational work of a wonder of nature in the heart of campus that has won numerous "best place" accolades. Program Support
Computer Science Fund Contribute to the development of both students and computer science and help sponsor the next great innovator. Read More Program Support
Chemistry Fund Help ensure new faculty success and give chemistry students the chance to work one on one with research mentors. Read More Program Support
CSM Student Research and Travel Fund Help offset the research and travel expenses for JMU undergraduates who present at regional and national conferences. Read More Research
Geology and Environmental Science Fund Help geology majors to conduct vital fieldwork and present their research findings at national professional conferences. Read More Program Support
John C. Wells Planetarium Fund Untether young intellects from their earth-bound perspectives. Open their eyes to the vast possibilities of their future. Read More Program Support
ISAT Department Fund Help students apply science and technologies to social problems and realize solutions that are embraced by society. Read More Program Support
Math and Statistics Fund Give math and statistics majors the chance to undergo scientific peer review at national professional conferences. Read More Program Support
Physics Fund Help give youth an early start and give physics majors the benefits of the premier undergraduate physics program in the nation. Read More Program Support
Science and Math Fund Help support the expert and engaged faculty members at the heart of Madison's distinguished science and math programs. Read More Program Support
Department of Engineering Help students as they analyze problems and design solutions with technical, economic, environmental, and social impacts Program Support
Trelawny Research Endowment Fund Give biology undergraduate researchers the real-world perspective scientists need in today's discovery marketplace. Read More Research
Biology Fund Help provide research stipends that make summer an intense, scholarly experience in the lab for more students. Read More Program Support
Liberty Casali Scholarship Honor a pioneer and grow a scholarship that will enable more undergraduates to become innovators in chemistry. Read More Scholarships
Doherty Geology Student Research Endowment Support student research and honor the legacy of geology and environmental science major and researcher Allison Doherty. Read More Program Support
Endowment Support
Bob Gordon Physics Scholarship Support the Gordon Scholarship for top freshmen and help make physics the premier undergraduate program in the nation. Read More Scholarships
Malcolm G. Lane Scholarship Endowment Support an exceptional undergraduate junior or senior pursuing a degree in computer science. Scholarships
Palocsay Scholarship Support an outstanding undergraduate researcher in chemistry and honor the life's work of professor Frank Palocsay. Read More Program Support
Endowment Support
Richard Roberds Scholarship Grow the endowment that honors this professor and support an undergraduate integrated science and technology scholar. Read More Scholarships
Cullen Sherwood Scholarship Enable outstanding geology majors to study with engaged and expert Madison faculty mentors like Cullen Sherwood. Read More Scholarships
Maurice Wolla Scholarship Support an integrated science and technology undergraduate while honoring the distinguished professor and teacher. Read More Scholarships
ISAT Student Projects Fund Enable seniors to undertake capstone projects that bring to bear sciences and technologies to solve real-world problems. Read More Program Support
Research
Engineering Student Projects Fund Support hands-on student projects, the lifeblood of an engineering program that innovates solutions to human problems. Read More Program Support
Research
Chodrow Memorial Scholarship Honor Don Chodrow by helping to keep junior and senior physics majors on track to successful careers in the discipline. Read More Scholarships
Program Support
Endowment Support
Roddy Amenta Memorial Scholarship Give undergraduate scholars the chance to study with dedicated environmental science professors like Roddy Amenta. Read More Scholarships
Undergraduate Chemistry Research Fund Help chemistry majors conduct research and present their findings at national professional conferences. Read More Research
Computer Science Student Projects Fund Enable computer science students to undertake hands-on projects and present their findings at research conferences. Read More Program Support
Research
CISE Faculty Research Fund Help integrated science and engineering professors take on real-world research that inspires students to do the same. Read More Faculty Support
Research

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