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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.

SUSTAINABILITY FEATURES
ENGAGED COURSES AND STUDENT PROJECTS

For more information about each course, 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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