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Madison Trust unleashes innovation at JMU while making an impact on the greater community. Projects conceived and implemented by our faculty and staff demonstrate how we're Being the Change: These endeavors tackle today’s toughest problems—and with your investment, tomorrow’s solutions will begin to take shape.
Entrepreneurial solutions for plastic problems (GIVE NOW)
This sustainability focused project will include the production and testing of material blends for their ability to withstand various environmental conditions and uses, product development for local and international markets, and economic feasibility studies.
Trash to Treasure: Part 2 (GIVE NOW)
Styrofoam is a waste product without a recycling option in most places. This project will continue research on the production of building blocks from waste styrofoam, including structural, thermal and environmental tests in lab settings, construction of full scale walls, and improvements on the production process.
MeshSAT: Wireless network for satellites in Low Earth Orbit (GIVE NOW)
The MeshSAT development effort is a program focused on designing, developing, testing, and launching a constellation of small satellites to provide the growing satellite market with access to low cost, reliable LEO wireless networking and seamless communications to the ground.
Africa Medical Supply Chain Experiential Learning Project (GIVE NOW)
In 2020, the JMU supply chain club was able to ship two 40' containers filled with hospital equipment to Ethiopia and Congo. Given the success of this endeavor, we are seeking support for warehouse costs for 2021 and to formalize an experiential learning platform for the supply chain students at JMU.
Global Learning Experiences for Student Well-Being (GIVE NOW)
The goal of this project is to address student loneliness, apathy, and stress by improving the availability and quality of faculty-led global learning experiences (to include global virtual exchange, study abroad, and normal classes with intercultural competence activities embedded within).
Wellness 360 (GIVE NOW)
Wellness 360 is an innovative, holistic service expansion of the Healthcare for the Homeless Suitcase Clinic which students and homeless individuals within the Harrisonburg area are partnered together to work towards getting healthy and staying healthy.
Madison Community Consultants (GIVE NOW)
Professional & Continuing Education (PCE) is preparing to launch Project THRIVE: a facilitated curriculum created directly in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and designed to help cohorts of local businesses and nonprofits move from surviving to thriving.
Call the Midwife: Piloting an in-home model of prenatal care by a solo midwife (GIVE NOW)
Providing pregnancy care in the patient's home instead of a traditional office setting. Includes being on call for their assigned patient's labor and birth. Emphasizes continuity of care model and they are able to assess the midwifery approach to care.
Collaborative Pedagogies Across the Curriculum: Imagining Justice (GIVE NOW)
This project will support a series of small workshops with faculty participants from humanities, social sciences, science, and engineering, to collaboratively develop mutually informed teaching modules oriented toward imagining and building more just futures at the intersection of science, technology, and society (STS).
BizLab @ JMU | Phase Two (GIVE NOW)
During BizLab's pilot phase, we found the role of Program Manager to be of critical importance to students’ success with customer interaction, communication, and production of high-quality deliverables. Funding to maintain that position and adding a GA for administrative support is essential for BizLab to maximize efficiency, quality, and long-term sustainability while best serving our JMU student employees and local businesses.