The Virginia Center for Wind Energy at James Madison University is recognized statewide and nationally as the cornerstone academic institution in Virginia from where a broad range of wind education, research, and development efforts are coordinated
JMU offers a diverse range of programs, majors, minors, and other academic opportunities that address wind energy and sustainable development and practices in general. The Integrated Science and Technology program which incorporates a three-semester senior project/thesis has supported wind-related efforts for undergraduates since 1998.
Study abroad! There are opportunities to engage in wind-related projects in other countries including Malta and Germany. JMU also offers a joint international Master program with the University of Malta in Sustainable Environmental Resource Management.
Many students who work with the VCWE go on to work in the wind industry upon graduation. Visit our wind alumni page for a list of students working in the wind industry.
If you are a current undergraduate or graduate student interested in working with the VCWE, then please feel free to contact us.