Presentation on theme: "Integrated Science and Technology Program"— Presentation transcript:
1 Integrated Science and Technology Program Mr. Paul HenriksenCoordinator for StudentsProf. Paul GoodallProgram DirectorDr. Eric MaslenProfessor & Department Head
2 ISAT is ABET Accredited to 2014 In 2008, ISAT earned accreditation by ABET, Inc. (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology) the recognized accreditor for university programs in applied science, computing, engineering, and technology.ABET now accredits 2,800 programs. ISAT was one of the first Applied Science programs to earn the honor
3 ISAT in Princeton Review … “James Madison University is the type of school where it doesn’t take students long to feel comfortable and right at home. Business and management programs are popular and well-regarded, as are health services majors and the school’s tech disciplines, among which the innovative integrated science and technology major is a standout. Throughout the university, faculty value real-world preparation for real-world jobs, and look to take the learning process outside the classroom whenever possible.”
5 Overview of ISAT http://www.isat.jmu.edu The Program The Curriculum What are the objectives of the program?The CurriculumWhat courses will I be taking?The GraduateWhat happens after graduation?
6 ISAT MissionThe 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 MissionThe 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 ISAT MissionThe 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.
9 ISAT MissionThe 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.
10 “Real World” Context Interdisciplinary Problems Integrated Approach Collaborative TeamsIncorporate Societal ImpactBusiness and EconomicsCreative Problem Solving
11 The ISAT Curriculum Foundation Courses (37 credits) Strategic Sectors (21 credits)Concentration(s) (18 credits)Electives (14 credits)General Education (30 credits)(120 total credits)
12 The ISAT Curriculum Foundation Courses (37 credits) Analytical Methods (17)Issues in Science & Technology (14)Sci., Tech., & Society(6)
13 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.
14 Course Descriptions Issues (14) Study of contemporary, stimulating issues designed to motivate by engaging the student in the practice of science.The EnvironmentLiving SystemsModern ProductionEnergy SystemsA sequence of four courses during the freshman and sophomore years.GISAT 112 & 113, and ISAT 211 & 212.
15 Course Descriptions Connections (6) The ethical, economic, political, and social context of science and technologyA sequence of two courses during the freshman and sophomore years.ISAT 131 & 231
19 Deploying Your Electives Expanded BreadthDouble ConcentrationMinor or Double MajorExpanded DepthGraduate School Prep.
20 Study Abroad Opportunities There are required ISAT courses eachsemester, but students can still study abroad.ISAT conducts summer programs in a variety of countries each summer. This year we are going to Malta again. Other possibilities each year are Germany and Costa Rica and others come up at various times.If you want to study abroadduring a fall or spring semester,you should plan a year ahead sothat you won’t have to spend ayear catching up on your return.
21 Pre-Professional Preparations an example… The ISAT Program is good preparation for a career in medicine.Med schools don’t require a certain major, but do require certain courses for students to be competitive. We substitute those courses for ISAT foundation classes so that students can complete their preparation and still get an ISAT degree.It is a lot of work, but that is what the medical profession is all about, so it is better for the student to find that out right away.Plus, if students do not get into medical school right away, the ISAT degree provides employability until they do.
22 Example Graduate Schools Duke UniversityGeorge Mason UniversityGeorge Washington UniversityGeorgia TechHershey Medical CenterHumboldt State UniversityJames Madison UniversityJohns Hopkins UniversityMassachusetts Institute of Tech.Medical University of S. CarolinaN. Carolina State UniversityPenn. State UniversityStevens Institute of TechnologyUniversity of ColoradoUniversity of DaytonUniversity of DelawareUniversity of GeorgiaUniversity of MaineUniversity of MarylandUniversity of N. CarolinaUniversity of PittsburghUniversity of VirginiaVanderbilt Law SchoolVirginia Commonwealth U.Virginia TechYale University
24 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 marketplaceswork well in teams and are experienced in a collaborative approach to problem solvingunderstand the political, social, and ethical issues related to science and technology in today’s societyexhibit high levels of skill in the use of the computer as a problem-solving tooldemonstrate strong creativity and problem-solving skillshave the skills to become “life-long learners”
26 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 problemPropose work tasksComplete proposed workCommunicate results (oral and written reports)
29 Senior Thesis Projects Assessment of Wetlands for Water PurificationBiotechnology DatabaseBiotechnology Manufacturing of PharmaceuticalsBrassica- Plant TransformationCISAT Wind TurbineComparison of Wireless vs. Wire-based Computer ClusterData Collection System for RR DonnellyDevelopment of Gene Expression SystemDNA Molecular Forensic TechnologyEnvironmental Audit Protocol for Pilgrim's PrideEnvironmental Policy for Coal-Fired Power Plants in VAEthical Reasoning: A Co-Concentration for ISATGenetic MappingGIS for Shenandoah WatershedGIS Model of Scott-Irish Immigration in the Shenandoah ValleyIncorporation of NarX Gene Into Cloning VectorInteractive CD for Petersburg National BattlefieldInteractive CD on History, Ethics, etc. of EugenicsLab Experiments for ISAT Biomanufacturing FacilityLacritin Protein Production
30 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.
31 Example Employers American Management Systems ARCO Ashworth Brothers, Inc.ASIAuric CorporationBio Science, Contract Production Corp.BDM InternationalBooz-Allen and HamiltonBusiness Impact SystemsCanonCFWCRESTONE InternationalCoilCraftCoopers and LybrandDept. of Game and Inland FisheriesDominion SemiconductorDuPontElectronic Data SystemsErol's InternetESSC, Enterprising Service SolutionsFederal Bureau of InvestigationsFlorida Power and LightFord Motor CompanyGeorge C. Marshall CenterGTEGuilford PharmaceuticalsGulf StreamHabitat for Humanity InternationalHydro GeolectricICF Information Technologies
32 Example Employers JMU Facilities Management Konica Kraft Foods MA BioservicesMerckNASANational Institute of HealthNational Park ServiceNew Jersey Natural GasNISTPackaging Services Inc.Litton/PRCProject Performance CorporationR.R. Donnelley & SonsRWD TechnologiesSAICSHENTELSmith-Bowman DistilleryS. Piedmont Agricultural Research CenterSprintStroud Water Research CenterTechnology ForecastersTenneco AutomotiveThe Association for Women in ScienceU.S. Department of EnergyU.S. Forest ServiceUUNet TechnologiesWella ManufacturingWLR FoodsWoods Hole Oceanographic Institute
33 Example Position Titles Assistant Project ManagerTechnology ManagerSystems EngineerProduction Control SupervisorPlan/Programs Staff SpecialistHealth Systems AnalystSystem/Program AnalystTechnical RepresentativeMarketing SpecialistEnvironmental SpecialistTechnical ConsultantInfo. Systems Consultant