Geology Student Research
Present and Publish Scholarship

Students with interests related to sustainability or the environment have the opportunity to participate in research projects, field studies, and scientific experimentation. Learn about JMU faculty research interests

The ISNW offers competitive support for students to present environmental and sustainability scholarship at conferences. Students can also publish their scholarship in the JMU Undergraduate Research Journal

Examples of student environmental projects published in the JMU Undergraduate Research Journal include:

  • Using residential location to assess the JMU environmental gap, Emma Martin, Geographic Science. This study focuses on the environmental value-action gap of students at James Madison University (JMU) in Harrisonburg, Virginia. An environmental value-action gap occurs when a person has pro-environmental beliefs but does not have congruent actions.

  • Jungle gyms of justice: Understanding the urban park accessibility problem. Victoria Holmes, Geographic Science. Urban parks and green spaces have the potential to provide outstanding benefits to both children and adults. However, increased urbanization and the disproportionate placement of urban parks and green spaces can make these benefits elusive. To address the problem, the study proposes increased efficiency of public transportation and increased environmental education through school gardening programs.

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