JMU X-Labs is a model of education specifically designed to teach innovation with intention. Its transdisciplinary programming challenges students to take ownership of their education, pivot creatively, and confidently tackle problems that resist easy solutions. The “X” in JMU X-Labs represents the variable of discipline—any and every major is welcome.
At a time when higher education is trying to keep pace with the rapidly changing needs in industry, it is increasingly important to provide students with skills that go beyond traditional expectations. With its transdisciplinary courses, JMU X-Labs challenges students to investigate all aspects of a problem, collaborate with industry professionals and peers from different majors, iterate ideas and welcome meaningful failure to solve real problems. Courses are shared across departments and in collaboration with experts in various fields across the country.
Through collaboration, learners build
confidence and seize opportunities to innovate.
Our vision is to lead a global movement
that makes passionate problem-solving a way of life.
What is JMU X-Labs?
from 55+ majors
Faculty teams from
2 Governor’s Technology Awards
For innovative use of technology in education
September 2017 – JMU X-Labs program
September 2018 – Autonomous Vehicles class
Director of Communications
Director of Programming