Name of Engagement

Geology and Environmental Science professor involves students and local community in research project

Contact Information

Shane McGary

Contact Details

mcgaryrs@jmu.edu

Description

Assistant professor of Geology and Environmental Science Shane McGary worked with JMU students and local communities in the context of his research project using ground-penetrating radar to analyze slave cemetery sites throughout the state.

Web Presence

https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/a-search-of-james-madisons-virginia-estate-uncovers-evidence-of-slaves-who-lived-on-his-land/2018/01/02/1628824c-e51f-11e7-833f-155031558ff4_story.html?noredirect=on&utm_term=.1de6bdb901d0

Involvement

Involves Students, Involves Faculty, Involves Participants External to JMU

Scope

Hburg/Local/VA

Frequency

One Time Only

Areas of Engagement

Community Engagement, Civic Engagement, Engaged Learning

Format

Class/Coursework, Research Project

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