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Title: Department of Integrated Science and Technology


1
Department of Integrated Science and Technology
  • Dr. Ronald G. Kander
  • Professor Department Head

2
Organizational Structure
3
Overview of ISAT
  • The Department
  • What are the objectives of the program?
  • The Curriculum
  • What courses will I be taking?
  • The Graduate
  • What happens after graduation?

http//www.isat.jmu.edu
4
ISAT Mission
  • The ISAT Department empowers students to analyze
    and solve real-world, human problems by
    integrating scientific, technological, business,
    and social aspects of these problems, and to
    communicate innovative solutions to a diverse
    audience.

5
ISAT Mission
  • The ISAT Department empowers students to analyze
    and solve real-world, human problems by
    integrating scientific, technological, business,
    and social aspects of these problems, and to
    communicate innovative solutions to a diverse
    audience.

6
ISAT Mission
  • The ISAT Department empowers students to analyze
    and solve real-world, human problems by
    integrating scientific, technological, business,
    and social aspects of these problems, and to
    communicate innovative solutions to a diverse
    audience.

7
ISAT Mission
  • The ISAT Department empowers students to analyze
    and solve real-world, human problems by
    integrating scientific, technological, business,
    and social aspects of these problems, and to
    communicate innovative solutions to a diverse
    audience.

8
Real World Context
  • Interdisciplinary Problems
  • Integrated Approach
  • Collaborative Teams
  • Incorporate Societal Impact
  • Business and Economics
  • Creative Problem Solving

9
Bachelors Degree Programs
  • ISAT
  • The ISAT Program prepares students to excel in a
    complex, technological world by empowering,
    inspiring, and motivating them to become critical
    thinkers and lifelong learners able to provide
    multi-disciplinary solutions to scientific and
    technological challenges with sensitivity to
    social, ethical and global considerations.
  • GS
  • The GS Program prepares students who are
    confident in their abilities as geographers, have
    skills to make a professional contribution in the
    field, and are able to compete in graduate
    programs and the job market. They are highly
    qualified for careers in research and development
    and are equipped for long term success in the
    field of geography.

10
The ISAT Curriculum
  • Foundation Courses (35 credits)
  • Strategic Sectors (19-21 credits)
  • Concentration Electives (18 credits)
  • Approved Electives (16-18 credits)
  • General Education (30 credits)
  • (120 total credits)

11
The GS Curriculum
  • Core Courses (11 credits)
  • Concentration (26-34 credits)
  • Capstone Experience (3-6 credits)
  • General Education (41 credits)
  • Electives (28-39 credits)
  • (120 total credits)

12
GS Core Courses
  • Physical Geography (4 credits)
  • Thematic Cartography (4 credits)
  • Cultural Geography (3 credits)

13
GS Concentrations
  • Applied GIS
  • Environmental Studies
  • Global Studies

14
Applied GIS
  • Geographic Information Systems (required)
  • Other courses as approved by the Applied GIS
    advisor
  • Map Reading and Interpretation
  • Spatial Analysis
  • Introduction to Global Positioning Systems
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Managing GIS Geographic Databases
  • Advanced Thematic Cartography
  • Remote Sensing
  • Advanced Remote Sensing
  • Selected AGIS Topics
  • Internet GIS
  • Elementary Statistics
  • etc., etc., etc.,

15
Environmental Studies
  • Natural Resource Conservation (required)
  • Population Geography (required)
  • Field Studies Physical Geography (required)
  • Research Design (required)
  • Other courses as approved by the Env. Studies
    advisor
  • Agricultural Systems and Global Food Production
  • Management Protection of Natural Resources
  • Economic Geography and Development Issues
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Global Positioning Systems
  • Wilderness Management
  • Endangered Environments
  • Political Geography
  • Climatology
  • etc., etc., etc.,

16
Global Studies
  • Population Geography (required)
  • Economic Geography and Development Issues
    (required)
  • Political Geography (required)
  • Research Design (required)
  • Other courses as approved by the Global Studies
    advisor
  • Third World Societies
  • Culture and Ecology
  • Comparative Economic Systems
  • Economic Development
  • International Economic Systems
  • Comparative International Health
  • Latin American Politics
  • East Asian Politics
  • etc., etc., etc.,

17
GS Capstone Experience
  • Special Studies (e.g., research)
  • International Studies
  • Internship
  • Honors Thesis

18
The ISAT Curriculum
  • Foundation Courses (35 credits)
  • Analytical Methods (17)
  • Issues in Science Technology (13)
  • Connections (5)

19
Course Descriptions
  • Analytical Methods (17)
  • The base of math, physics, statistics, computer
    programming, systems modeling, instrumentation,
    and measurement.
  • A sequence of five courses during the freshman
    and sophomore years.
  • GISAT 151 251, and ISAT 152, 252, 253.

20
Course Descriptions
  • Issues (13)
  • Study of contemporary, stimulating issues
    designed to motivate by engaging the student in
    the practice of science.
  • The Environment
  • Living Systems
  • Modern Production
  • Energy Systems
  • A sequence of four courses during the freshman
    and sophomore years.
  • GISAT 112 113, and ISAT 211 212.

21
Course Descriptions
  • Connections (5)
  • The ethical, economic, political, and
    socialcontext of science and technology
  • A sequence of two courses during the freshman and
    sophomore years.
  • ISAT 131 231

22
Foundations Content Areas
23
The ISAT Curriculum
  • Strategic Sectors (19-21 credits)
  • Biotechnology (7)
  • Energy (7)
  • Engineering/Manufacturing (7)
  • Environment (7)
  • Health Systems (6)
  • Information/Knowledge Management (6)
  • Telecommunications (7)

24
The ISAT Curriculum
  • Concentration Electives (18)
  • Upper-Level Courses (12)
  • Senior Thesis (6)
  • Co-Concentrations
  • e.g., Instrumentation Meas.
  • Custom Concentrations

25
Deploying Your Electives
  • Expanded Breadth
  • Double Concentration
  • ISAT/MBA Program
  • Expanded Depth
  • Minor or Double Major
  • Graduate School Prep.

26
ISAT/MBA Program
  • Combined program culminating in the granting of
    an ISAT BS degree and an MBA from the College of
    Business.
  • Highly selective, competitive program
  • apply at the end of sophomore year
  • 10-12 applicants accepted per year
  • 6 undergraduate COB courses
  • GMAT exam in senior year
  • MBA courses completed in 3 semesters

27
Example Graduate Schools
  • Duke University
  • George Mason University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia Tech
  • Hershey Medical Center
  • Humboldt State University
  • James Madison University
  • Johns Hopkins University
  • Massachusetts Institute of Tech.
  • Medical University of S. Carolina
  • N. Carolina State University
  • Penn. State University
  • Stevens Institute of Technology
  • University of Colorado
  • University of Dayton
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Georgia
  • University of Maine
  • University of Maryland
  • University of N. Carolina
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Virginia
  • Vanderbilt Law School
  • Virginia Commonwealth U.
  • Virginia Tech
  • Yale University

28
Example Graduate Programs
  • Biotechnology
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering Mgmt.
  • Environmental Science
  • Health Administration
  • Industrial Management
  • Industrial Technology
  • Law School
  • Management
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Neuroscience
  • Public Policy
  • Systems Engineering
  • Tech. Management
  • Pharmacology

29
ISAT Graduates
  • are highly valued by employers (80)
  • are prepared for a variety of grad school
    experiences (15)
  • possess a broad-based understanding of science
    and technology with application to businesses and
    marketplaces
  • work well in teams and are experienced in a
    collaborative approach to problem solving
  • understand the political, social, and ethical
    issues related to science and technology in
    todays society
  • exhibit high levels of skill in the use of the
    computer as a problem-solving tool
  • demonstrate strong creativity and
    problem-solving skills
  • have the skills to become life-long learners

30
Experiential Learning
Senior Thesis
Research Experiences
Internships Co-ops
Laboratory Courses
In-Class Active Learning
31
Senior Thesis Experience
  • Work with external sponsor, faculty mentor, and
    student team to bridge the gap between college
    experience and the world of work.
  • Three-course sequence
  • ISAT 491 (1 credit - spring Junior Year)
  • ISAT 492 (2 credits - fall Senior Year)
  • ISAT 493 (3 credits - spring Senior Year)
  • Project objectives
  • Select problem
  • Propose work tasks
  • Complete proposed work
  • Communicate results (oral and written reports)

32
Faculty Technical Diversity
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Research Diversity
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomanufacturing
  • Biotechnology
  • Data Visualization
  • Energy Systems
  • Engineering Manufacturing
  • Environmental Impact
  • Geographic Info. Systems
  • Hazardous Waste Mgmt.
  • Health Informatics
  • Health Systems
  • Infrastructure Assurance
  • Instructional Technology
  • Instrumentation/Measurement
  • Knowledge Management
  • Materials Science
  • Microelectronics
  • Modeling Simulation
  • Nanostructured Materials
  • Quality Assurance
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Sensors
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Technology Assessment
  • Technology Management
  • Telecommunications
  • Transportation Systems
  • Water Quality Management

34
Senior Thesis Projects
  • Assessment of Wetlands forWater Purification
  • Biotechnology Database
  • Biotechnology Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals
  • Brassica- Plant Transformation
  • CISAT Wind Turbine
  • Comparison of Wireless vs. Wire-based Computer
    Cluster
  • Data Collection System for RR Donnelly
  • Development of Gene Expression System
  • DNA Molecular Forensic Technology
  • Environmental Audit Protocol forPilgrim's Pride
  • Environmental Policy for Coal-Fired Power Plants
    in VA
  • Ethical ReasoningA Co-Concentration for ISAT
  • Genetic Mapping
  • GIS for Shenandoah Watershed
  • GIS Model of Scott-Irish Immigration in the
    Shenandoah Valley
  • Incorporation of NarX Gene IntoCloning Vector
  • Interactive CD for PetersburgNational
    Battlefield
  • Interactive CD on History, Ethics,etc. of
    Eugenics
  • Lab Experiments for ISAT Biomanufacturing
    Facility
  • Lacritin Protein Production

35
Senior Thesis Projects
  • Lambda Lysis Vector
  • Liquid Nitrogen Powered Vehicle
  • Manufacturing Improvement for Merillat Industries
  • Manufacturing Software Implementation
  • Material Specifications for Snowboards
  • Mercury Content in Clams
  • Molecular Modeling Lab
  • Monoclonal Antibodies for Affinity Chromatography
  • Multimedia PresentationDNA Extraction Protein
    Purification
  • NarX Gene Expression
  • Oyster Mushrooms for Soil Purification
  • PCR Thermal Cycling System
  • pH and Ammonia in Rainfall
  • Prosthetic Limb Design
  • Protein Crystallization
  • Protein Gene Mutation
  • Rapid Prototyping
  • Rational Drug Design
  • Refrigerant Replacement
  • Research at University of Maryland
  • Riparian Assessment- Botkin Farm
  • Riparian Assessment- Wertman Land
  • Riparian Buffer Map for Augusta County
  • RMH Emergency Department Simulation
  • Robotic Car Interface
  • DNA Sequencing Experiments

36
Senior Thesis Projects
  • Simulation/ Modeling for Quiznos
  • Software for Lean Manufacturing
  • Solar Array Setup
  • Solar Tracking System
  • Space Heating Simulation
  • Stem Cell Research for Parkinson's Disease
  • Teacher Supply Depot
  • Teaching DNA Technology at High School
  • Transparent Conducting Film for Photovoltaic
    Cells
  • Using Dye Tracking to I.D.Leaking Septic Systems
  • VA Anemometer Loan Program
  • Virginia Wind Pattern Database
  • Virtual Reality Model of CISAT Building
  • Virtual Trail Guide for Shenandoah National Park
  • Visual Basic Tutorial
  • Watershed Evaluation
  • Web Accessible Data for NAVSEA
  • Web Accessible Database forProject Horizons
  • Web Accessible Motion Control Software
  • Web Based CS Course Scheduling
  • Website for High Tech Salon and Spa
  • Wind Farm Education and Economics
  • Wireless Network at JMU
  • Wisconsin Fast Plant Study

37
Internship Opportunities
  • Summer work experience after Junior (or
    Sophomore) year.
  • Typically paid, and not for credit.
  • We attempt to provide at least one interview to
    any student interested in pursuing an internship.
  • Approximately 70 of ISAT students have at least
    one internship experience.

38
Example Employers
  • American Management Systems
  • ARCO
  • Ashworth Brothers, Inc.
  • ASI
  • Auric Corporation
  • Bio Science, Contract Production Corp.
  • BDM International
  • Booz-Allen and Hamilton
  • Business Impact Systems
  • Canon
  • CFW
  • CRESTONE International
  • CoilCraft
  • Coopers and Lybrand
  • Dept. of Game and Inland Fisheries
  • Dominion Semiconductor
  • DuPont
  • Electronic Data Systems
  • Erol's Internet
  • ESSC, Enterprising Service Solutions
  • Federal Bureau of Investigations
  • Florida Power and Light
  • Ford Motor Company
  • George C. Marshall Center
  • GTE
  • Guilford Pharmaceuticals
  • Gulf Stream
  • Habitat for Humanity International
  • Hydro Geolectric
  • ICF Information Technologies

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Example Employers
  • JMU Facilities Management
  • Konica
  • Kraft Foods
  • MA Bioservices
  • Merck
  • NASA
  • National Institute of Health
  • National Park Service
  • New Jersey Natural Gas
  • NIST
  • Packaging Services Inc.
  • Litton/PRC
  • Project Performance Corporation
  • R.R. Donnelley Sons
  • RWD Technologies
  • SAIC
  • SHENTEL
  • Smith-Bowman Distillery
  • S. Piedmont Agricultural Research Center
  • Sprint
  • Stroud Water Research Center
  • Technology Forecasters
  • Tenneco Automotive
  • The Association for Women in Science
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Forest Service
  • UUNet Technologies
  • Wella Manufacturing
  • WLR Foods
  • Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute

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Example Position Titles
  • Assistant Project Manager
  • Technology Manager
  • Systems Engineer
  • Production Control Supervisor
  • Plan/Programs Staff Specialist
  • Health Systems Analyst
  • System/Program Analyst
  • Technical Representative
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Technical Consultant
  • Info. Systems Consultant

41
Questions?
http//www.isat.jmu.edu
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