About

Our mission is to empower students
and embolden them to excel.

Our vision is to lead a global movement
that makes passionate problem-solving a way of
life.

Student teams
from 35+ majors

Faculty teams from
10+ departments

Partners from
17 organizations

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 multidisciplinary 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.

Scholarly activity

7 Publications
15 Conferences
$40,000+ in External Funding

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2 Governor’s Technology Awards

2 Awards for innovative
use of technology in education

September 2017 – JMU X-Labs program
September 2018 – Autonomous Vehicles class

40+ News features

3 Government reports
9 Television features
30+ Print features

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Our team

Nick Swayne
Founding Director

Kelsey Tate
Assistant Director

Kim Fisher
Director of Communications

Emily Winter
Lakeview Hall Building Coordinator
Design Lead

Aaron Kishbaugh
Lab Manager

James Barnes
Adjunct Faculty

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Industry Partners

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