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microsocopeResearch-grant funding for the department has averaged more than $2 million per year over the last eight years. The range of funding sources has broadened beyond traditional NIH, NSF, and Department of Energy agencies in recent years to include community and Wilson’s Disease foundations among others. Research output—as indicated by peer-reviewed publications—has exceeded 50 per year, including contributions in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences and Nature-Chemistry. Major contributions to this work have been made by our students including six M.S. and 11 Ph.D. graduates in 2010-11.

Nanotechnology Center
The establishment of the Nanotechnology Research and Computation Center, positions WMU as a key player, nationally and internationally, in a field of study that is driving scientific breakthroughs in fields such as the environment, healthcare, manufacturing and the military.

REU Program
The Research Experiences for Undergraduates program at WMU includes participation in a faculty-mentored research project, presentation/discussion series on the process of science, considerations of scienific ethics and integrity, and research seminars and career-oriented discussions.

Business Technology and Research Park
The Business Technology and Research Park is a high-tech business development that shares WMU's Parkview Campus with the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

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Supporting underrepresented minority doctoral students in science, technology, engineering and math

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