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Our Mission

Established this year, Bridging Connections is a team of engineering students at James Madison University responsible for contributing bridge deck and superstructure components to the Mossy Creek bridge capstone project. Currently, there is not an environmentally responsible, robust, and safe way to cross over Mossy Creek. We intend to tackle this problem by designing and implementing a resilient bridge that improves functionality, safety, and sustainability. We are a team of five dedicated engineering students committed to building solutions for a better world. 

Meet the Bridging Connections Team

Wyatt McCabe

Wyatt McCabe

JMU Class of 2021
I am a junior Engineering student with interest in civil and environmental engineering. I aspire to work overseas after graduation. My hobbies include sports, hiking and drawing.

Jack Leary

Jack Leary

Project Manager

JMU Class of 2021
I am an engineering student interested in exploring a variety of fields through project work and independent research. I care deeply about the environment as well as improving life for humankind. I love to travel and take in a bit of other cultures through art, food, and history. I hope that one day I can create something that truly helps the world in some meaningful way.  

Colleen Cotter

Colleen Cotter

JMU Class of 2021
I am a JMU engineering student with a minor in mathematics and an interest in civil, structural and mechanical engineering. I enjoy photography, reading, listening to podcasts, cycling, and hiking. After graduation, I plan to work in New York or London.

Jamie Clark

Jamie Clark

Note Taker

JMU Class of 2021

I am a JMU engineering major with a mathematics minor (class of 2021). I am interested in areas of structural, civil, and construction engineering. Outside of school, I play tuba as a member of the Marching Royal Dukes, work out at UREC, and watch movies.

Ian Howell

Ian Howell

Researcher

JMU Class of 2021

I am a JMU Engineering student with interest in civil, and mechanical engineering.  In my free time I enjoy playing guitar and sports with my friends.

Team Bonding Activities

Bridging Connections team lunch at Ehall

Recent Team Posts

Keep up with our latest work…

Blog Post 3- Who is it helping?

Stakeholders are at the center of any given project; their difficulties or requirements are often the reason a project must be undertaken in the first place. Although some stakeholders can be easily identified, others can be much more obscure, and the degree to which...

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What is the problem?

This blog post provides an overview on how the team has redefined the design problem based on background research, a meeting with our adviser, and a client interview with Brian Trow. Before our interview with Mr. Trow, we were able to gain information from the three...

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