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2014-2016 Project Updates
Innovation Department(s) Overview Amount Funded Year
MadInc College of Business
MadInc gives innovative students access to the
necessary mentors, seed funding and other resources necessary to develop sustainable and high-impact businesses.
$12,000 2014
Innovation-Collaboration Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Ice House
The Ecosystem seeks to benefit the Shenandoah Valley and their Angel Investors, Harrisonburg and JMU communities and improve access to capital for budding entrepreneurs
$5,000 2014
JMU to World Physics
A workshop for both students and faculty that brought in physicists to discuss the topic of infrared power generation. It has also helped fund student research, giving JMU to World the opportunity to further working toward cutting-edge discoveries.
$10,700 2014
Madison Connect HUB Engineering
A web-based platform that will enable the JMU community and local/regional external partners to design a more innovative community that propels new projects forward.
$50,000 2014
Winning with Money Financial Aid
A presentation designed to enlighten students on four areas of financial aid; budgeting, debt repayment, credit and retirement.
$18,500 2014
JMU Connection Theater Theater, Math
Student actors integrate math, science, and humor on stage with the goal of teaching college students the relevance of math in their lives.
$3,000 2014
ERAMAT Game ISAT, Anthropology, Sociology
Tool that helps users gain a deeper understanding of problems in communities worldwide, as well as a learning tool for American students that creates global understanding.
$21,400 2014
Concrete Spit Biology, Business
Project creates links between business and traditional biology research. The funds from Madison Trust have been used towards raw materials and to support travel for students aiding in researching the project
$15,000 2014
Studies traumatic brain injury in United States Military veterans.
$13,730 2014
Demystifying the Expert Physics, Astronomy
Program featuring conversations between faculty within the College of Science and Mathematics and members of JMU's comedy troupe, New & Improv'd to highlight scientific discoveries.
$10,000 2015
Career Networking Month Alumni Relations, Leadership Giving
Networking event that targets young alumni. 
$12,000 2015
Novel Platform to Study Cartilage Tissue Regeneration Biology, Physics
Hands-on research project which has fostered cross-disciplinary collaboration.
$8,000 2015

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