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NEWMAN LAKE

Newman Lake is location 1 on the tour. The following description also appears on the Story Map.

In 2014, JMU's Newman Lake underwent several major environmental improvements, including: adding a reservoir to collect pollutants and sediment, reconstructing the shoreline to prevent erosion, and installing an aquatic bench for water quality improvement and habitat restoration. A pathway along Bluestone Drive and around Newman Lake encourages visitors to walk or bike the entire perimeter of this iconic landmark. Courses, such as ISAT 112: Environmental Issues in Science and Technology, study the lake's water quality.

ENGAGED COURSES AND STUDENT PROJECTS

For more information about each course below, search by course number in the 2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog.

ISAT 302. Instrumentation and Measurement of the Environment

ISAT 491. Senior Capstone

Example Course:
Students in ISAT 112 analyzing samples from Newman Lake to test for water quality were featured in "Water quality research brings educational opportunities to a community."

Example Project:
Monitoring Siebert Creek Water Quality and Analysis of JMU Stormwater Restoration Efforts, Paul Brefka, Hunter Tatum, and Sean Gabrill, Advisor: Dr. Robert Brent, Department of Integrated Science and Technology, ISAT Capstone Project, June 2015.

WHAT YOU CAN DO

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