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Department of Engineering. College of Integrated Science and Engineering James Madison University April 12 th & 15 th , 2013. Practical Ingenuity.

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Department of engineering

Department of Engineering

College of Integrated Science and Engineering

James Madison University

April 12th & 15th , 2013

Practical ingenuity

Practical Ingenuity

The word “engineer” has its roots in the Latin word ingeniator, which means “ingenious, to devise in the sense of construction, or craftsmanship”. Other words related to ingeniator include “ingenuity”.

Interdisciplinary grand challenges

Interdisciplinary“Grand Challenges”

Engineering versatilists

Engineering “Versatilists”

“Enterprises that focus on technical aptitude alone will fail to align workforce performance with business value… Instead, they need to build a team of versatilists who build a rich portfolio of knowledge and competencies to fuel multiple business objectives.”

Sustainability focus

Sustainability Focus

Jmu engineering

JMU Engineering

Department of engineering

Sustainable Engineering Design Process

Curriculum overview

Curriculum Overview

Science & Math


Engineering Design

Business &


General Education


Selected design topics

SelectedDesign Topics



TechnicalDesign Skills

Creative &Critical Thinking



Aesthetics of Design

Design Ethics



Differentiating features

Differentiating Features

What s after graduation

What’s After Graduation?

Department of engineering

  • Inaugural Class – 45 Graduates (May 2012)

  • 30% Graduate School –Over 9 engineering disciplines represented

  • 65% Industry and Government

Our faculty

Our Faculty

Bob Kolvoord, Dean, CISE

Kurt Paterson, Department Head

Our support staff

Our Support Staff

Our students

Our Students

Department of engineering

Sophomore Design

Department of engineering



Department of engineering


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