About JMU X-Labs
Real problems. Real skills. Real impact.
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 and almost all 58 majors across campus have been represented by student participants in our programming.
Through collaboration, learners build confidence and seize opportunities to innovate.
To challenge students to collaborate with industry professionals and peers from different majors, iterate ideas, and welcome meaningful failure to solve real problems
To lead a global movement that makes passionate problem-solving a way of life
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$110,000+ in External Funding
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Governor's technology awards
2 Awards for innovative
use of technology in education
September 2017 – JMU X-Labs program
September 2018 – Autonomous Vehicles class
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JMU X-Labs is an organization that represents a concept—a model of education.
- Please always use the full name “JMU X-Labs,” not “X-Labs” or “X-Lab.”
- In sentences, our name is used the same way as the name of the university. So, since you’d say “at JMU”, then you’d also say “at JMU X-Labs”
- “JMU X-Labs” is a singular noun and should be written in its entirety without an article preceding it as follows:
- “JMU X-Labs is a recipient of a Governor’s Technology Award for innovative use of technology in education.”
- “A team of students from the drone class at JMU X-Labs went to Cartagena, Colombia to test their prototype.”
- When used as an adjective, the name should still include the “s”, e.g., “JMU X-Labs courses…”
- When referring to the shared academic space at Lakeview Hall, please use “the lab”, not “the X-Lab“
Please do not use any of the following:
James Madison University’s X-Labs James Madison University X-Labs JMU’s X-Labs the JMU X-Labs the JMU X-Lab in JMU X-Labs
- in the JMU X-Labs
- the X-Lab, the X-Labs