Recent External Funding Awards

Beginning July 1, 2011 to Present



    Awards from November 2013

  • U.S. department of Education| $299,464.00 |November 2013| Renewal | To train 44 adapted physical education teachers over four years using the hybrid online master's program. PI: Dr.Jiabei Zhang, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency| $126,774.00 |November 2013| Continuation |To serve as the lead institution and manager of an inter-state consortium to provide opportunities for teachers to qualify for a 2nd Michigan teaching endorsement in visual impairment. PI: Dr. James A Leja, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • Residential Opportunities Incorporated| $47,925.00 | November 2013| Renewal |To provide behavioral services at the Great lakes Center for Autism Treatment and Services for individuals with autism and developmental disabilities who have challenging behavior. PI: Dr. Stephanie M Peterson, Psychology
  • Michigan Mathematics and Science Centers UCI Division| $30,563.00 | November 2013|Continuation | To provide technical assistance and consultation to a network of 33 math and science centers in Michigan. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • Office of Naval Research| $30,000.00 | November 2013| Supplemental |To extend the fatigue crack drive force model developed for ambient environments to crack nucleation and propagation in corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking situations. PI: Dr. Daniel Kujawski, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • University of Chicago| $27,600.00 | November 2013| Continuation| To improve the capacity of research to design and analyze data from group randomized trials. PI: Dr. Jessaca K Spybrook, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • Bronson Healthcare Group|$26,255.00 | November 2013| Renewal| To strengthen nursing practice in the Southwest Michigan Region through knowledge sharing mechanisms to promote lifelong learning and exchange/dissemination of best practices. PI: Dr. Karen Bergman, School of Nursing
  • International Labor Organization| $12,001.00 | November 2013| New |To develop a set of products and services to facilitate dissemination and use of the 2009-2011 metaevaluation. PI: Ms. Kelly N Robertson, The Evaluation Center
  • Oklahoma State University| $9,921.00 | November 2013| Supplemental| To provide general to intensive technical assistance to state and local educational agencies to foster implementation and scale up of evidence-based transition education and services. PI: Dr. Paula D Kohler, VP for Research
  • Poly-Wood Inc | $5,000.00 | November 2013| New | To implement a Zero Waste to Landfill program at Poly-Wood, Inc. PI: Dr. David J Meade
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $500,000.00 | November 2013| New |To assist the state of Michigan in building up its autism resources. PI: Dr. James A Henry, School of Social Work, Dr. Ben james Atchison, Occupational Therapy, Ms. Connie Black-Pond, Unified Clinics
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $500,000.00 | November 2013| New | To assist the state of Michigan in building up its autism resources and meet the needs of children and families experiencing autism. PI: Drs. Stephanie M Peterson, Wayne Fuqua, Psychology
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $196,065.00 | November 2013| Continuation |To provide midwest WIC state clients with access to wichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact and provide support to WIC staff PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency| $125,000.00 | November 2013| Continuation | To increase the content and pedagogy knowledge of 7 - 12 math and science teachers and increase teacher awareness of student misconceptions of content. PI: Drs. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • California State University-Northridge| $79,095.00 | October 2013| Supplemental |To provide technical assistance to states and territories to improve education and outcomes of individuals with deafness or low vision. PI: Dr. Paula Kohler, Ms. Jennifer L Coyle, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $80,347.00 | November 2013| Continuation|To collect samples of at least 200 adult people identified as "problem or probable pathological gamblers" across the state. PI: Dr.David J Hartmann, Sociology
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $16,500.00 | November 2013| Continuation |To maintain a comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Sysdrom Clinic which includes diagnostic services, training and advocacy and accepts at-risk cases from the community. PI: Mr. Connie Black-Pond, School of Social Work
  • Michigan Department of Education| $13,330.00 | November 2013| Continuation |To develop two online videos, to help CTE teachers understand how to find test bias, errors, and gaps in achievement among their students. PI: Drs. Robert Adam Manley, Richard Zinser, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Kalamazoo Center for Youth and Community| $10,000.00 | November 2013| Supplemental|To provide an after school occupation enrichment program to adolescents in Kalamazoo's Eastside and Eastwood neighborhoods to determine challenges of every day living and create strategies that will enable engagement and participation. PI: Dr.Ann Chapleau, Occupational Therapy
  • Alaska Department of Health and Social Services| $7,440.00 | November 2013| Renewal | To provide Alaska WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Inter Tribal Council of Nevada WIC| $3,000.00 | November 2013| Renewal |To provide ITCN WIC clients with access to wichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact, and provide support to WIC staff. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $53,700.00 | November 2013| Continuation |To increase the number of academically and/or economically disadvantaged students who enroll in a complete teacher education programs at the baccalaureate level. PI: Ms. Jodie G Palmer, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $150,000.00 | November 2013| Renewal | To increase the graduation rates of academically and/or economically disadvantaged students currently enrolled at WMU. PI: Ms. Diana Hernandez, Ms. Vunsin Hiew Doubblestein, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Michigan Department of Education| $5,060.00 |November 2013|Continuation| To provide meals and snacks to children receiving nonresidential daycare at WMU Children's Place Learning Center. Ms. Kathryn Marie Gilbert, The Children's Place

    Awards from October 2013

  • Summit Pointe| $161,549.00 |October 2013| Renewal | To provide behavior analytic services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in Calhoun County while training graduate students for the professional delivery of services. PI: Dr. Jessica E Frieder, Psychology
  • U.S. Department of Education| $149,366.00 |October 2013| Continuation |To support training of a 6 semester generalist degree and a 7 semester dual degree in rehabilitation counseling specializing in Blindness and Low Vision, graduating 30 counselors in the 5 year project. PI: Dr. Jennipher Wiebold, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Co-PIs: Dr. James A Leja, Blindness and Low Vision Studies and Dr. Patrick H Munley, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Summit Pointe| $130,756.00 | October 2013| New |To provide behavior analytic services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in Calhoun County while training graduate students for the professional delivery of services. PI: Dr. Jessica E Frieder, Psychology
  • Summit Pointe| $127,046.00 | October 2013|Renewal | To provide behavior analytic services to individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in Calhoun County while training graduate students for the professional delivery of services. PI: Dr. Jessica E Frieder, Psychology
  • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation| $32,500.00 | October 2013| Supplemental |To prepare highly skilled mathematics and science educators who can promote STEM education and STEM career pathways for Michigan students. PI: Dr. Timothy J Green, Provost and VP for Academic Affairs; Co-PI: Dr. Marcia K Fetters, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • Grand Valley State University| $15,000.00 | October 2013| Supplemental| To provide no cost business consulting secondary research and low cost training to start up and existing small businesses throughout seven counties of southwest Michigan. PI: Ms. Tamara J Davis, Dr. Kay M Palan, Haworth College of Business
  • U.S. Department of Transportation|$1,414,100.00 | October 2013| New| To establish the Transportation Research Center for Livable Communities in cooperation with four other universities. PI: Drs. Jun-Seok Oh, Osama Abudayyeh, Valerian Kwigizile, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • U.S. Department of Education| $927,274.00 | October 2013| New |To improve the school leadership of practicing and aspiring principals in Michigan. PI: Drs. Nancy B Mansberger, Jianping Shen, Walter K Burt, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte| $531,641.00 | October 2013| Continuation| To provide general to intensive technical assistance to state and local educational agencies to foster implementation and scale up of evidence-based transition education and services. PI: Dr. Paula D Kohler, VP for Research
  • Michigan Department of Transportation | $295,592.00 | October 2013| New | To evaluate the safety benefits of engineering improvements made to Michigan's highways for the needs of older drivers and develop safety performance functions and crash modification factors for each improvement. PI: Drs. Valerian Kwigzlle, Jun-Seok Oh, Civil and Construction engineering; Dr. Ron Van Houten, Psychology
  • U.S. Department of Justice| $249,962.00 | October 2013| Continuation |To effectively reduce violence impact in Kalamazoo by identifying and intervening with children and families in high risk neighborhoods with a host of community partners. PI: Dr. James A Henry, School of Social Work, Dr. Ben james Atchison, Occupational Therapy, Ms. Connie Black-Pond, Unified Clinics
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $249,163.00 | October 2013| New | To research accelerated techniquest o build bridges faster and impact traffic less, such as bridge element systems. PI: Drs. Haluk m Aktan, Upul Bandara Attanayake, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture| $150,000.00 | October 2013| New |To provide a program evaluation of the International Codex Outreach program. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation Center
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign| $100,000.00 | October 2013| Continuation | To evaluate the carbon sequestration potential of Cambro-Ordovician strata of Illinois and Michigan basins. PI: Drs. David A Barnes, William B Harrison III, Duane R Hampton, Geosciences
  • California State University-Northridge| $79,095.00 | October 2013| Supplemental |To provide technical assistance to states and territories to improve education and outcomes of individuals with deafness or low vision. PI: Dr. Paula Kohler, Ms. Jennifer L Coyle, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Sintokogio, LTD| $60,000.00 | September 2013| New|To evaluate greensand and shell sand systems using a portable aeration technology in foundry trials. PI: Dr.Sam N Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Delaware State University| $47,571.00 | October 2013| Continuation |To provide external evaluation services to Delaware State University's Center for Research and Education in Optical Sciences and applications. PI: Dr. Lori A Wingate, Ms. Krystin S Martens, The Evaluation Center
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $36,542.00 | October 2013| New |To conduct a seminar on Accelerated Bridge Construction (ABC) for MDOT with emphasis on bridge slides and moves in order to leverage knowledge and experience developed in other state agencies. PI: Dr. Haluk M Aktan, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Kent Intermediate School district (KISD)| $34,551.00 | October 2013| New|To develop a final evaluation plan for the Michigan Techology Readiness Tool project. PI: Dr. Dr. Stephen Magura, The Evaluation Center
  • Pennsylvania State University| $33,798.00 | October 2013| New | To help afterschool programs promote citizenship, skills, and positive youth behavior that may ultimately lead to preventing deliquency and substance abuse. PI: Dr. Beverly Vandiver, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Michigan State University| $31,057.00 | October 2013| Continuation |To plan and implement all evaluation activities for this project, including development of instruments and procedures, data collection, data analysis and reporting. PI: Drs. Mary Anne Sydlik, Robert J Ruhf, SAMPI
  • Argonne National Laboratory| $30,000.00 | October 2013| Supplemental | To make arrangements for heavy ion irradiation. PI: Dr. Asghar Kayani, Physics
  • The American Foundry Society, Inc.| $10,000.00 | October 2013| Supplemental |To use an alternative testing technique for active clay in green sand in order to develop better controls for green sand casting technology. PI: Sam N Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering; Dr. Jan Pekarovic, Chemical and Paper Engineering
  • University of Michigan| $6,000.00 | October 2013| New | To conduct a workshop on flexible printed circuit boards and assist attendees with implementation of processes. PI: Dr. Massood Zandi Atashbar, Electrical and Computer Engineering; Dr. Margaret Joyce, Chemical and Paper Engineering
  • Literacy Center of West Michigan| $5,783.00 |October 2013|Supplemental| To ascertain the effect of the Family Literacy Program on students in participating families, determine the improvement of English as a second language and parenting skills for the parents. Ms. Stephanie Means, Dr. Daniela Schroeter, The Evaluation Center
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality| $1,550.00 |October 2013| Supplemental |To assist with the implementation and measurement of Industrial Assessment Centers or Green Supplier Networks at three or more West Michigan manufactureres as part of the federal and state E3 (Economy-Energy-Environment) initiative. PI: Dr. David J Meade, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Michigan Department of State Police| $73,496.00 |October 2013|New| To implement behavioral-based traffic safety programming and develop a methodology for selection of agencies for funding. PI: Drs. Valerian Kwigizile, Jun-Seok Oh, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Iowa Department of Public Health| $19,200.00 |October 2013| Continuationl |To provide Iowa WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Stryker Instruments| $18,867.00 |October 2013|New| To provide empathic design training to Stryker Instruments R&D employees, integrate with practical field work, provide consultation and give feedback on field work. PI: Drs. Larry A Mallak, David M Lyth, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • State of Oklahoma WIC Services| $16,000.00 |October 2013| Continuationl |To provide Oklahoma WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert j Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Campus Campact| $15,000.00 |October 2013|Renewal| To engage WMU students in a service learning opportunity that addresses issues of college access for youth who historically are less likely to attend college. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Stryker Instruments| $3,700.00 |October 2013| New |To conduct Stryker Instruments leadership training using Everest simulation. PI: Drs. Larry A Mallak, David M Lyth, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $87,451.00 |October 2013|Continuation| To support the defelopment and implementation of multiple retention strategies in consideration of identified institution specific academic and non-academic barriers impacting equality of opportunity and achievement. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth | $98,328.00 |October 2013| Renewal |To provide doctoral fellowships to doctoral students. PI: Mr. Tony O Dennis, The Graduate College

    Awards from September 2013

  • U.S. Department of Education| $149,598 |September 2013|Continuation| To support training of a 6 semester genereralist degree and a 7 sememster dual degree in rehabilitation counseling specializing in Blindness and Low Vision, graduating 30 counselors in the 5 year project. PI: Dr. Jennipher Wiebold, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology; Co-PIs: Dr. James A Leja, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Dr. Patrick H Munley, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • U.S. Department of Education| $722,492.00 |September 2013| Continuationl |To provide comprehensive instruction and mentoring to aspiring and practicing principals in high need school districts, monitoring program effectiveness. PI: Dr. Jianping Shen, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $218,513.00 | September 2013| New |To determine conditions wherein the use of instreet signs can produce yielding levels comparable to those of more costly treatments. PI: Dr.Ron Van Houten, Psychology
  • National Science Foundation| $199,119.00 | September 2013|New | To build interest in and collaborative partnership arrangements for constructing and testing various assessment tools for both data collection and providing feedback to principal investigators and their staffs. PI: Dr. Arlen R Gullickson, Dr. Lori A Wingate, The Evaluation Center
  • U.S. Department of Energy| $185,000.00 | September 2013| Renewal |To continue our study of the structure and interactions of exotic nuclei through transfer reactions PI: Alan H Wuosmaa, Physics
  • National Science Foundation| $172,804.00 | September 2013| New| To process evaluations of a multisite project that will create constructed test response items and then use an online course management system to test undergraduate students understanding of science and math disciplinary constructs. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • Battelle memorial Institute|$132,402.00 | September 2013| New| To determine both the comprehension of the pedestrial countdown signal as well as the legibility of these signals, using the full spectrum of person who make crossing judgements on the basis of visual information. PI: Dr. Ron Van Houten, Psychology
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration| $99,999.00 | September 2013| New |To quantify the maneuvering capabilities of future small spacecraft with electric propulsion systems through the development of a control algorithm and investigation of propulsion integration and thrust vectoring issues. PI: Dr. Jennifer Hudson; Co-PI: Dr. Kristina Lemmer, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • National Science Foundation| $75,000.00 | September 2013| New | To process evaluations for a project designed to study how to best support faculty in the use of an automatic analysis of student responses to open-ended questions system. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • National Science Foundation | $69,479.00 | September 2013| New | To develop an institutional model that provides key support for under represented minority graduates students in all STEM fields and for women graduate students in gender-imbalanced fields. PI: Dr. Susan R Stapleton, The Graduate College
  • Stryker Medical| $58,550.00 | September 2013| New |To evaluate the risk of back injury when loading ambulance cots by gathering data and generating a data set from two experimental scenarios. PI: Dr. Tycho K Fredericks; Co-PI's: Dr Laila Nadime Cure Vellojin, Dr. Diana M Prieto, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • National Science Foundation| $37,845.00 | September 2013| New | To focus on student resistance as an actionable barrier to STEM faculty adoption of evidence-based (or nontraditional) teaching methods. PI: Dr. Charles R Henderson, Physics
  • US Geological Survey| $32,548.00 | September 2013| New |To inventory and preserve two acquired core collections, create relative metadata for those collections and scan a collection of historic handwritten scout tickets. PI: Dr. William B Harrison III, Geosciences
  • Integra Institute| $23,968.00 | September 2013| New | To guide the evaluation by providing advice and technical assistance for evaluation design, implementation, instrument development, data analysis, and reporting. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Co-PIs: Ms. Krystin S Martens, The Evaluation Center
  • Michigan Department of Transportation.| $19,999.00 | September 2013| New |To achieve the highest quality in integrated transportation services for economic benefit and improved quality of life through the applied research of the Center of Excellence on Structural Durability. PI: Dr. Haluk M Aktan, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Landscape Forms Inc.| $10,000.00 | September 2013| New|To develop a simulation model that will determine the optimal organization of existing work cells in the manufacturing area of landscapeforms. PI: Dr.Jorge Rodriguez; Co-PI: Dr. Alamgir Choudhury, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Denso International America| $5,000.00 | September 2013| New |To conduct a zero wast to landfill assessment, provide results and recommendations and assist with implementation. PI: Dr. David J Meade, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Advantage Performance Group, Inc| $2,000.00 | September 2013| New |To support a student doing data cleaning, analysis, and drafting of materials in the development of a publishable PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, The Evaluation Center
  • US Department of Health and Human Services| $624,464.00 | September 2013| Continuation|To identify, treat and improve the social and emotional well being and developmental functioning of foster car children in Genesee County. PI: Dr. James Henry, School of Social Work; Co-PI: Ms. Connie Black-Pond, Dr. Margaret Richardson, Unified Clinics
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services| $412,960.00 | September 2013| Supplemental | To provide daily living, communication, behavior control, and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. PI: Dr. Carol Sundberg, Center for Disability Services
  • Michigan Primary Care Association| $49,985.00 | September 2013| New |To conduct planning sessions with CTAC and Van Buren County partners to ensure the Van Buren Health Inititiative Project will be able to start at the beginning of Oct 2013 PI: Dr. Jamea A Henry, School of Social Work
  • Washington State Department of Health| $35,500.00 | September 2013| Continuation | To provide Washington WIC clients access to services and support associated with wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley
  • University of Michigan| $12,500.00 | September 2013| Supplemental |To accelerate technology transfer from Michigan's institutions of Higher Education to the private sector for commercialization of competitive edge technologies and bioeconomy technologies. PI: Dr. Michael S Sharer, Vice President for Research
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $1,666.00 | September 2013| New | To support the Americorps VISTA representative for travel for the MI GEAR UP program. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs

    Awards from August 2013

  • U.S. Department of Education| $299,227.00 |August 2013|Continuation| To prepare individuals as Teachers of children with Visual Impairments, Orientation and Mobility specialists. PI: Dr. Robert Shawn Wall Emerson, Co-PI: Dr. Dawn Anderson
  • U.S. Department of Education| $99,941.00 |August 2013| Continuationl |To increase the number of highly qualified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists trained to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with vision impairments by graduating 60 students in the 5 year grant cycle. PI: Dr. Helen Lee, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • Japan Foundation New York| $60,630.00 | August 2013| Continuation |To add positions to the Foreign Languages department in order to offer an undergraduate major in Japanese studies. PI: Dr.Jeffrey Matthew Angles, World languages and Literatures; Co-PI: Dr. Stephen G Covell, Comparative Religion
  • Marquette-Alger Regional Educational Service Agency| $36,500.00 | August 2013|New | To serve as the lead institution and manager of an inter-state consortium to provide opportunities for teachers to qualify for a 2nd Michigan teaching endorsement in visual impairment. PI: Dr. James A Leja, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • Bronson Orthopedic and Sports Medicine| $1,000.00 | August 2013| Amendment |To support the WMU graduate student athletic trainers working at various high schools. PI: Dr. Michael G Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • National Science Foundation| $602,160.00 | August 2013| New| To compute new spectral models to treat photoexcitation and photoabsorption processes that occur in a variety of astronomical sources, particularly Active Galactic Nuclei and steller atmospheres. PI: Dr. Manuel A Bautista, Physics
  • National Science Foundation|$539,893.00 | August 2013| Continuation| To promote the goals of the NSF ATE program by partnering with projects and centers to strengthen the program's evaluation knowledge base, expand the use of exemplary evalution practices, and support the continuous improvement. PI: Dr. Lori A Wingate; Co-PI: Dr. Arlen R Gullickson
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services| $390,447.00 | August 2013| Continuation |To provide a continuum of services from trauma screening assessment to evidence supported family treatment PI: Dr. James A Henry, School of Social Work; Ms. Connie Black-Pond, Ms. Margaret Richardson, Unified Clinics
  • University of Rochester| $113,823.00 | August 2013| Continuation | To examine a variety of factors surrounding teachers' implementations of curricular resources in middle school mathematics classrooms and tie those factors to student understanding. PI: Dr. Jon D Davis, Mathematics
  • National Science Foundation | $105,312.00 | August 2013| New | To examine attitudes, experiences and patterns of use concerning sweet foods in Kyoto, Japan. PI: Dr. Jon D Holtzman, Anthropology
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration| $100,724.00 | August 2013| Supplemental |To develop and apply an interdisciplinary system for analysis of GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) and remote sensing data with hydrologic modeling. PI: Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences
  • Wisconsin Department of Transportation| $84,999.00 | August 2013| New | To identify and propose modifications to precast and prestressed box girder joint detaila and post tension grouted systems that will prevent reflective cracking between the panels. PI: Dr. Upul Bandara Attanayake; Co-PI: Dr. Haluk M Aktan, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • US Geological Survey| $70,484.00 | August 2013| New |To provide geologic surficial maps of quadrangles in Calhoun County and composite map of Barry County. PI: Dr. Alan Kehew, Geosciences
  • Nissan Technical Center North America| $51,165.00 | August 2013| New | To investigate how different types of artificial idle sounds and idle sound levels affect how well the sound can be detected by blind pedestrials. PI: Dr. Dae Shik Kim, Co-PIs: Dr Robert Shawn Wall Emerson, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Michigan Economic Development Corp.| $50,000.00 | August 2013| New |To establish a Print Innovation Center for the Development of Printed Electronics and 3D manufacturing to serve the low cost or flexible electronics needs of the energy, military, automotive, medical, display and packaging industries. PI: Dr. Michael Sharer, Vice President for Research; Co-PI: Dr. Massood Zandi Atashbar, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Denso North America Foundation| $50,000.00 | August 2013| New|To establish new integrated methodologies for designing energy efficient automotive systems. PI: Dr.Jorge Rodriguez; Co-PI: Dr. Alamgir Choudhury, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • University of Michigan| $20,000.00 | August 2013| New |To investigate test compounds for anti-depressant activity in animal models of depression, to select the best compound for human clinical trials in major depression. PI: Dr. Lisa E Baker, Psychology
  • Tetra Discovery, LLC| $20,000.00 | August 2013| New |To investigate test compounds for anti-depressant activity in animal models of depression, to select the best compound for human clinical trials in major depression. PI: Dr. Lisa E Baker, Psychology
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality| $17,805.00 | August 2013| New|To plan and promote Lake Michigan Coastal Trails through the development of web and smart phone applications and a second Michigan Coastal Trails Conference. PI: Dr. David Lemberg, Geography
  • Springfield Technical Community College| $14,234.00 | August 2013| New | To conduct an external evaluation of the Information and Communications Technologies Center at Springfield Technical Community College. PI: Dr. Chris L Coryn, Evaluation
  • Fordham University| $9,002.00 | August 2013| New |To assess and encourage agency organizational readiness and provide technical assistance. PI: Dr. Ineke F Way, School of Social Work
  • Hemlock Semiconductor| $4,050.00 | August 2013| New | To assess the feasibility of partnering with WMU's accelerator laboratory to determine if it may exploit the capabilities of the WMU accelerator to quantify the surface contamination. PI: Dr. Asghar Kayani, Physics
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $48,208.00 | August 2013| New |To collect samples of at least 200 adult people identified as "problem or probable pathological gamblers across the state. PI: Dr. David J Hartman, Sociology
  • Kansas Department of Administration| $9,500.00 | August 2013| Continuation | To provide Kansas WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education

    Awards from July 2013

  • U.S. Department of Education| $99,941.00 |July 2013|Continuation| To increase the number of highly qualified orientation and mobility specialists trained in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with visual impairments by graduating 55 students during the next 5 years. PI: Dr. Daw Shik Kim, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • Saudi Geological Survey (SGS)| $60,000.00 |July 2013| Newl |To provide training to personnel from the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS) regarding the use of remote sensing data to identify, evaluate and predict mass variations in the geology of the Arabian Peninsula. PI: Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences
  • Michigan College Access Network| $10,000.00 | July 2013| New |To develop, offer, and ultimately require a pre-service course in college advising/postsecondary planning for secondary school counselors-in-training. PI: Dr. Mary Anderson, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • National Science Foundation| $543,868.00 | July 2013|Continuation | To promote the goals of the NSF ATE program by partnering with projects and centers to strengthen the program's evaluation knowledge base, expand the use of exemplary evaluation practices, and support the continuous improvement. PI: Dr. Lori A Wingate, Co-PI: Dr. Arlen R Gullickson, The Evaluation Center
  • Michigan Department of Education| $104,443.00 | July 2013| Continuation |To provide technical assistance to the Michigan Department of Education, to conduct a cross-site evaluation of Title II A(3) program. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • National Science Foundation| $46,000.00 | July 2013| Continuation| To provide a fellowship award to a graduate student in Chemistry. This award provides a stipend and educaztional allowance to cover tuition, fees and other expenses. PI: Dr. Susan R Stapleton, The Graduate College
  • The Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIIE)|$42,000.00 | July 2013| New| To support prototype development and market research of a symbolic debugging and error triaging tool.PI: Dr. Michael S Sharer, Vice President for Research; Co-PI: Dr. Zijang James Yang, Computer Science
  • Western Michigan University School of Medicine| $41,467.00 | July 2013| New |To teach research design and presentation techniques to Western Michigan University School of Medicine residents and assist with the development of resident research projects. PI: Dr. Peter A Gustafson, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Various Industries| $25,000.00 | July 2013| Supplemental | To provide research services to Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC) members in areas related to green manufacturing, including designs, materials, processes, energy, environment, facilities and end of use. PI: Dr. David J Meade, Co-PI: Dr. John A Patten, Manufacturing Engineering
  • National Science Foundation | $20,000.00 | July 2013| Supplemental | To continue its Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in environmental signal transduction. PI: Dr. Susan R Stapleton, Chemistry; Co-PI: Dr. John M Spitsbergen, Biological Sciences
  • University Of Wisconsin-Madison Institute for Research on Poverty| $16,938.00 | July 2013| New |To assist ATE Central in the development and deployment of a survey of the constituency of the ATE projects and centers and prepare publishable manuscripts on the survey process and results. PI: Dr. Lori A Wingate, Co-PI: Ms. Krystin S Martens, The Evaluation Center
  • Kellogg Company| $15,000.00 | July 2013| New | To analyze activity on Facebook for Kellogg brands and determine if awarding incentives is an effective way to build brand loyalty. PI: Dr. Muhammad A Razi, Business Information Systems; Co_PI: Dr. Alhassan Gariba Abdul-Muhmin, Marketing
  • Chiang ching-Kuo Foundation| $15,000.00 | July 2013| New |To compare the 2 hedgemonies of Qing China and the United States and draw theoretical and policy implications for the present period. PI: Dr. Yuan-Kang Wang, Sociology
  • County of Kalamazoo| $12,258.00 | July 2013| Continuation | To independently evaluate the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David J Hartmann, Sociology
  • County of Kalamazoo| $11,378.00 | July 2013| Continuation |To independently evaluate the Women's Drug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David J Hartman, Sociology
  • County of Kalamazoo| $11,378.00 | July 2013| Continuation|To independently evaluate the Men's Drug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David J Hartman, Sociology
  • County of Kalamazoo| $9,978.00 | July 2013| Continuation |To independently evaluate the Family Dependency Court in Kalamazoo, Michigan. PI: Dr. David J Hartman, Sociology
  • Detroit Zoological Society| $8,852.00 | July 2013| New | To conduct focus groups for the Detroit Zoological Society to help DZS learn what citizens in Southeast Michigan know about how their behaviors and actions impact the environment. Dr. Mary Ann Sydlik; Co-PI: Ms. Julie Marilyn Smith, SAMPI
  • Central Manufacturing Technology Institute| $10,000.00 | July 2013| Supplemental|To provide training for up to three scientists from Central Manufacturing Technology Institute (CMTI) in India on plasma-enhanced chemical vapor deposition and microwave chemical vapor deposition techniques. PI: Dr. Muralidhar K Ghantesala, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Kalamazoo Center for Youth and Community| $10,000.00 | July 2013| Continuation | To provide an after school occupation enrighment program to adolescents in Kalamazoo's Eastside and Eastwood neighborhoods to determine challenges of every day living and create strategies that will enable engagement and participation. PI: Dr. Ann Chapleau, Occupational Therapy
  • U.S. Department of Education| $402,916.00 | July 2013| Continuation |To offer a College Assistance Migrant Program to 40 participants annually; providing outreach and recruitment services, comprehensice academic and student support services and follow-up services for students to continue in postsecondary education. PI: Ms. Diane Hernandez, Division of Multicultural Affairs

    Awards from June 2013

  • Summit Pointe| $11,057.00 |June 2013|Amendment| To provide behavioral assessment and treatment services to consumers of Summit Pointe, while providing training and expe rience opportunities for WMU students via an academic practicum. PI: Dr. Jessica E Frieder, Psychology
  • Eaton Corporation Truck Components Hybrid Electric Powertrains| $312,151.00 |June 2013| Supplemental |To promote innovative ideas and solutions for hybrid drives by developing a hybrid vehicle drive testing lab and identifying collaborating consortium participants. PI: Dr. William Liou, CAVIDS Center, Co-PIs: Dr. Claudia M Hansford, Dr Shiva Om Bade Shrestha, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • National Science Foundation| $303,000.00 | June 2013| New |To understand how environmental noise affects free-living animals. PI: Dr. Sharon Gill, Biological Sciences, Co-PI: Dr. Koorosh Haghshineh, College of engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Various Industries.| $278,994.00 | June 2013|Continuation | To conduct research and provide testing services in specialized areas of paper science engineering in association with industry. PI: Dr. Kendrick, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $233,394.00 | June 2013| New |To review the costs and benefits of Intelligent Transportation System deployments in Michigan PI: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh, C0-PI: Dr. Valerian Kwigizile, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • U.S. Department of Energy| $200,000.00 | June 2013| Continuation| To further the understanding of fundamental interactions between photons and complex systems using the Advanced Light Source and the Linac Coherent Light Source. PI: Dr. Nora Berrah, Physics
  • Various Industries |$137,542.00 | June 2013| Continuation| To conduct research and provide testing services in specialized areas of paper coating in association with industry. PI: Dr. Joel Kendrick, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District| $91,520.00 | June 2013| Continuation |To evaluate a project designed to increase elementary and middle school teachers' deep understanding of mathematics. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, Co-PI: Dr. Robert Ruhf, SAMPI
  • Saginaw Valley State University Regional Math & Science Center| $70,661.00 | June 2013| Supplemental | To evaluate a project that trains K-8th grade teachers with the Intel Program and to deepen their understanding of mathematics.PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, Co-PI: Dr. Robert Ruhf, SAMPI
  • National Science Foundation | $65,946.00 | June 2013| New | To compute the unitary dual of any real reductive group, and to develop software for use in representation theory. PI: Dr. Annegret Paul, Mathematics
  • Office of Naval Research| $59,973.00 | June 2013| Supplemental |To extend the fatigue crack drive force model developed for ambient environments to crack nucleation and propagation in corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking situations. PI: Dr. Daniel Kujawski, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Various Industries| $58,828.00 | June 2013| Continuation | To conduct research and provided testing services in specialized areas of printing, papermaking, and inks in association with industry. PI: Mr. Joel Kendrick, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Spencer Foundation| $38,900.00 | June 2013| New |To examine the relationship between children's speech practices and their reflexive understanding of becoming and being billingual in a dual language elementary school. PI: Dr. Kristina Wirtz, Anthropology
  • Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Inc.| $13,454.00 | June 2013| New | To do an ethnographic study of a US dual-language immersion elementary school in which discourse analysis will be used to focus on children's agency in acquiring and using resources of two languages. PI: Dr. Kristina Wirtz, Anthropology
  • Exactheat, LLC| $7,499.00 | June 2013| Supplemental |To develop a new type of heating device for horticultural applications which will operate in cold weather environments. PI: Dr. Muralidhar K Ghantasala, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Metal Mechanics, Inc| $2740.00 | June 2013| New| To conduct a series of linear elastic finite element analyses on an automotive lift structure and provide technical assessment of outcomes. PI: Dr. Peter A Gustafson, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium| $1,200.00 | June 2013| Supplemental |To support local activities of the Michigan Space Grant Program. PI: Dr. Massood Sandi Atashbar, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services| $856,335.00 | June 2013| Supplemental | To provide daily living, communication, behavior control, and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. Dr. Carol Sundberg, Center for Disability Services
  • State of Louisiana| $29,945.00 | June 2013| New |To provide Louisianna WIC clients with access to sichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • University of Michigan| $12,500.00 | June 2013| Supplemental | To accelerate technology transfer from Michigan's institutions of Higher Education to the private sector for commercialization of competitive edge technologies and bioeconomy technologies. PI: Dr. Michael Sharer, Office of the Vice President for Research
  • Iowa Department of Public Health| $1,550.00 | June 2013| Supplemental |To provide Iowa WIC clients access to services and support associated with wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $1500.00 | June 2013| Continuation | To support travel expenses of the WMU Americorps VISTA representative. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Transportation| $5,000.00 | June 2013| New |To provide a fellowship to a student who will evaluate the impact of advance warning signs and pavement markings on the safety and operation of multi lane roundabouts. PI: Dr. Valerian Kwigizile, Civil and Construction Engineering

Awards from May 2013

  • Grand Valley State University| $195,000.00 |May 2013|New | To provide no cost business consulting, secondary research and low cost training to start up and existing small businesses throughout seven counties of southwest Michigan. PI: Ms. Tamara J Davis, Haworth College of Business, Co-PI: Dr. Kay M Palan, Haworth College of Business
  • California State University-Northridge| $25,245.00 |May 2013| New |To provide technical assistance to states and territories to improve education and outcomes of individuals with deafness or low vision. PI: Dr. Paula D Kohler, VP for Research, Co-PI: Dr. Jennifer L Coyle
  • National Endowment for the Humanities| $21,365.00 | May 2013| New |To support the development and implementation of a new Lee Honers College course. PI: Dr. Dennis P Metro-Roland, Co-PI: Dr. Jeffrey N Jones, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • National AHEC Organization, Inc.| $500.00 | May 2013|New | To provide a continuing education course/webinar on Behavioral/Mental Health of Veterans/Service members and their families for health service professionals. PI: Dr. Richard G Long, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency| $387,483.00 | May 2013| New |To conduct a key set of measurements of ambient concentration of a wide array of atmospheric volatile organic compounds and photoproducts and their oxidation products as part of the Southern Oxidant & Aerosol Study. PI: Dr. Steven B Bertman, Chemistry
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $268,560.00 | May 2013| New| To determine the benefits of maintaining or upgrading each of the 14 fixed weigh stations for commercial vehicles in Michigan and evaluate alternative solutions for expanding enforcement of commercial vehicle regulations. PI: Dr. Valerian Kwigizile, Co-PI: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • University of Michigan |$87,246.00 | May 2013| Supplemental| To work with community colleges to increase enrollment of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields who have the potential for seccess in completing a bachelor of science degree. PI: Dr. Edmund Tsang, College of engineering and Applied Sciences, Co-PI: Dr. Andrew A Kline, Chemical and Paper Engineering
  • AXIOM Sales Force Development| $28,500.00 | May 2013| Supplemental |To evaluate the Silverpop training impact. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, The Evaluation Center
  • International Labor Organization| $8,000.00 | May 2013| Supplemental | To provide an independent external metaevaluation to identify perceived inconsistencies in evaluations. PI:Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Co-PI: Ms. Kelly N Robertson, The Evaluation Center
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium | $5,000.00 | May 2013| New | To map Jupiter's moons using two methods and demonstrate the effectiveness of both methods in solving trajectory optimization problems for low-thrust spacecraft. PI: Dr. Jennifer Hudson, Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
  • U.S. Department of Education| $236,925.00 | May 2013| Continuation |To increase the rate at which first generation and/or low income students complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency| $121,830.00 | May 2013| Continuation | To provide funding for four graduate assistantships in the Early Childhood classroom at KRESA. PI: Dr. Richard W Malott, Psychology
  • Michigan Department of State Police| $25,399.00 | May 2013| Supplemental |To continue developing standards in FY2013 for evaluating Michigan agencies which receive highway safety funds to implement behavioral-based traffic safety programming. PI: Dr. Valerian Kwigizile, Co-PI:Dr. Jun-Seok Oh, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services| $15,000.00 | May 2013| Renewal | To redesign and develop wichealth.org lessons to support nutrition education for daycare providers and parents. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of South Dakota| $7,425.00 | May 2013| New |To provide South Dakota WIC clients with access to wichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact and to provide support to WIC staff. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Department of Education| $710.00 | May 2013| Continuation | To provide meals and snacks to children receiving nonresidential daycare at WMU Children's Place Learning Center. PI: Ms. Kathryn Marie Gilbert, The Children's Place

Awards from March 2013

  • MEEMIC Foundation| $2,337.00 |March 2013|New | To engage community youth in designing, building and flying kites to enhance their understanding of math and science concepts. PI: Mrs. Lori Brown, College of Aviation
  • Haworth, Inc | $90,000.00 |March 2013| Supplemental | To investigate the relationship between local forces and pressure in industrial seating in order to improve product performance. PI: Dr. Tycho Fredricks, Co-PI: Dr. Steven Butt, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Various Industries| $75,000.00 | March 2013| Supplemental |To provide research services to Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC) members in areas related to green manufacturing, including designs, materials, processes, energy, environment, facilities and end of use. PI: Dr. David Meade, Co-PI: Dr. John Patten, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Colorado State University| $35,081.00 | March 2013|New | To reduce seismic risk for soft-story woodframe buildings by validating seismic retrofit concepts and increasing fundamental understanding of building collapse through experimental tests. PI: Dr. Xiaoyun Shao, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Various Industries| $34,125.00 | March 2013| Supplemental |To provide breakthrough applied computer simulation knowledge in vehicle analysis and design to the vehicle industry. PI: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala, CAVIDS Center
  • Various Industries| $25,000.00 | March 2013| Supplemental | To provide research services to Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC) members in areas related to green manufacturing, including designs, materials, processes, energy, environment, facilities and end of use. PI: Dr. David Meade, Co-PI: Dr. John Patten, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Fabri-Kal| $7,440.00 | March 2013| New | To advance the current understanding of the thermoforming tool design process for improved cooling through the work of PhD student Tim Kruger. PI: Dr. David Meade, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Colorado State University| $4,500.00 | March 2013| New | To support an undergraduate REU student participating in the study of building collapse through experimental tests. PI: Dr.Xiaoyun Shao, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Kalamazoo County Mental Health Services| $671,185.00 | March 2013| Supplemental | To provide daily living, communication, behavior control, and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. PI:Dr. Carol Sundberg, Center for Disability Services
  • County of Riverside Community Health Agency| $367,000.00 | March 2013| Supplemental | To support a research experience for undergraduate (REU) student. PI: Dr. Yan Lu, Biological Sciences
  • County of Riverside Community Health Agency| $367,000.00 | March 2013| Continuation |To support continued implementation, expansion, support and maintenance of the wichealth.org healthy child eating education project. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $149,263.00 | March 2013| Renewal | To provide educational preparedness and college awareness to over 10,000 low income, underrepresented students in 38 Michigan school districts. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Kalamazoo College| $68,306.00 | March 2013| New |To digitally preserve one hundred twenty five volumes of Kakalazoo College's student newspaper using state of the art book imaging technology. PI: Dr. David Dickason, W.E. Upjohn Center for Geography Change.

Awards from February 2013

  • Stryker Instruments| $66,032.00 |February 2013|New | To provide training to Stryker Instruments personnel on essential skills and techniques for executing projects in R&D/Marketing settings. PI: Dr. Larry Mallak, Co-PI: Dr. David Lyth, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • The Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship | $16,863.00 |February 2013| Supplemental | To prepare highly skilled mathematics and science educators who can promote STEM education and STEM career pathways for Michigan students. PI: Dr. Timothy Greene, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Co-PIs: Dr. Marcia Fetters, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies, Dr. Tabitha Mingus, Mathematics
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention| $9,375.00 | February 2013| New |To provide a day long course on developing evaluation questions to Centers for Disease Control staff via their internal training program. PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Co-PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation Center
  • National Science Foundation| $589,384.00 | February 2013|New | To identify and understand connections between photosynthesis and amino acid metabolism. PI: Dr. Yan Lu, Biological Sciences
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration| $100,000..00 | February 2013| Supplemental |To improve the current understanding of the ionization balance and line emission of cosmic plasmas. PI: Dr. Thomas Gorczyca, Physics
  • Parker Hannifin Corporation| $31,268.00 | February 2013| New | To investigate and understand how aircraft hydraulic noise is propagated from AC electric motor pumps through the aircraft structure into the cabin, as part of the Parker Hannifin Quiet Aircraft Initiative (QAI) PI: Mr. Terrance Michmerhuizen, College of Aviation
  • University of Michigan| $14,945.00 | February 2012 | Continuation | To add two Kalamazoo hospitals for recruitment of participants for a study whose purpose is to get a better understanding of the link between birthing and pelvic floor disorders later in life. PI: Dr. Ruth Zielinski, School of Nursing
  • Prevention Works| $13,500.00 | February 2013| Continuation | To provide evaluation and consultation to Prevention Works substance abuse prevention programming. PI: Dr.Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • WGBH Educational Foundation| $10,298.00 | February 2013| Supplemental | To serve as process evaluators to test the effectiveness of WGBH's outreach program for middle school students Design Squad. PI:Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • National Science Foundation| $6,250.00 | February 2013| Supplemental | To support a research experience for undergraduate (REU) student. PI: Dr. Yan Lu, Biological Sciences
  • State of Utah| $104,780.00 | February 2013| Continuation |To provide Utah WIC agencies with access, implemation and support associated with the wichealth.org online brease feeding peer counseling program. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency| $100,000.00 | February 2013| Continuationl | To increase the content and pedagogy knowledge of 7 - 12 math and science teacher awareness of student misconceptions of content. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • West Michigan Rehabilition, PC| $70,800.00 | February 2013| Continuation |To provide stipend support for the graduate student atheletic training program. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services| $59,052.00 | February 2013|Renewall | To provide training opportunities to graduate students through supervised provision of behavioral consultation services to Kalamazoo County Mental Health staff and consumers. PI: Dr. Stephanie Peterson, Psychology
  • Kalamazoo College| $35,400.00 | February 2013| Continuation |To provide stipend support for the graduate student athletic training program. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • West Michigan Rehabilitation, PC| $1,200.00 | January 2013| Continuationl | To administer the graduate athletic training clinical contracts. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Kalamazoo College| $600.00 | February 2013| Renewal |To administer the graduate athletic training clinical contracts. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Memorial Library| February 2013| Continuationl | To create the Holocaust Educator Network of Michigan. PI: Dr. Johathan Bush, English
  • State of Michigan| $750,000.00 | February 2013| New |To support efforts related to the Seita Scholars program. PI: Dr. Yvonne Unrau, School of Social Work
  • Michigan Department of Education| $2,421.00 | February 2013| Continuationl | To provide meals and snacks to children receiving nonresidential daycare at WMU Childres's Place Learning Center. PI: Ms. Kathryn Marie Gilbert, The Children's Place
  • Western Michigan University Research Foundation| $20,000.00 | February 2013| New |To demonstrate the ability of 3D rapid phototyping system utilizing focused light energy to produce molds of complex shapes and various dimensions. PI: Dr. Sam Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Co-PIs: Dr. Paul Fleming III, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging, Dr. Pavel Ikonomov, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

Awards from January 2013

  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $24,999.00 |January 2013|New | To plan, organize and execute a seminar for MDOT engineers concerning NDE (Non-Destructive Evaluation) testing and techniques. PI: Dr. Haluk Aktak, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • University of Oregon | $150,654.00 |January 2013| New | To investigate image descriptions that sutdents with visual impairments or blindness use in place of printed charts, graphs, images or diagrams commonly embedded in math texts. PI: Dr. Robert Shawn Wall Emerson, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • EarthForce| $28,041.00 | January 2013| New |To deepen student understanding of science by providing opportunities to work directly on environmental problems in their communities and developing skills and personal commitment inherent in environmental literacy. PI: Dr. Mary Ann Sydlik, Co-PI: Dr. Mark Jenness, SAMPI
  • Argonne National Laboratory| $11,511.00 | January 2013|Continuation | To support Xuan Gao's student research at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. PI: Dr. Clement Burns, Physics
  • Metal Mechanics, Inc.| $1,144..00 | January 2013| Supplemental |To assess approximately 20 automotive lift drawings for their compliance with Automotive Lift Institute Standards by examing stresses and safety factors of applied loads. PI: Dr. Peter Gustafson, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Wayne State University| $175,000.00 | January 2013| New | To increase recruitment of underrepresented minority and low income students into health professions and ultimately improve access to primary care by residents of SW Michigan. PI: Dr. Richard Long, Co-PI: Dr. Earlie Washington, College of Health and Human Services
  • AXIOM Sales Force Development| $29,900.00 | December 2012 | Supplemental | To conduct the CommScope training impact evaluation. PI: Dr. Daniela Shroeter, Evaluation Center
  • Wayne State University| $80,000.00 | January 2013| New | To increase recruitment of underrepresented minority and low income students into health progessions and ultimately improve access to primary care by residents of SW Michigan. PI: Dr. Richard Long, Co-PI: Dr. Earlie Washington, College of Health and Human Services
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $53,700.00 | January 2013| Renewal | To increase the number of academically and/or economically disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete teacher education programs at the baccalaureate level. PI: Ms. Jodie Palmer, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $150,000.00 | January 2013| Continuation | To increase the graduation rates of academically and/or economically disadvantaged students currently enrolled at WMU. PI: Ms. Diana Hernandez, Ms. Vunsin Hiew Doublestein, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Western Michigan University Research Foundation| $19,576.00 | January 2013| New |To address the need for selective anion extraction agents, for the efficient removal of anions interfering with certain technological processes. PI: Dr. Gellert Mezei, Chemistry
  • Western Michigan University Reserarch Foundation| $10,000.00 | January 2013| Newl | To develop a new non-conventional device called wing oscillator to extract wind energy for electrical power generation. PI: Dr. Tianshu Liu, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering

Awards from December 2012

  • Iowa State University| $30,192.00 |December 2012 |Continuation | To study the impact of the HHMI project at Iowa State University. PI: Dr. Charles Henderson, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
  • American Chemical Society | $100,000.00 | December 2012| New | To prepare a new generation of porous metal organic frameworks (MOF's) for the improved storage of alternative fuels (H2 andCH4) and sequestration of CO2, and catalysis, based on large oligomeric phthalocyanine molecular panels. PI: Dr. Gellert Mezei, Chemistry
  • Arizona Geological Survey Headquarters| $99,315.00 | December 2012 | Continuation |To compile Michigan specific geothermal data in an integrated, distributed and searchable national data system that should drive renewed efforts to identify, assess, and exploit geothermal energy resources across the U.S. PI: Dr. William B Harrison III, Geosciences
  • Office of Naval Research| $60,000.00 | December 2012 |Supplemental | To extend the fatigue crack drive force model developed for ambient environments to crack nucleation and propagation in corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking situations. PI: Dr. Daniel Kujawski, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • University of Notre Dame| $50,000.00 | December 2012 | New |To construct a Dual Ion Beam Accelarator for Nuclear Astrophysics to measure low energy stable beam reactions near stellar temperature conditions in a background free underground environment. PI: Dr. Michael Famiano, Physics
  • Various Industries| $50,000.00 | December 2012 | Supplemental | To provide breadthrough applied computer simlation knowledge in vehicle analysis and design to the vehicle industry. PI: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala, CAVIDS Center
  • Various Industries| $34,125.00 | December 2012 | Supplemental | To provide breakthrough applied computer simulation knowledge in vehicle analysis and design to the vehicle industry. PI: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala, CAVIDS Center
  • AXIOM Sales Force Development| $29,900.00 | December 2012 | Supplemental | To conduct the CommScope training impact evaluation. PI: Dr. Daniela Shroeter, Evaluation Center
  • Micro Laser Assisted Technology, LLC| $25,546.00 | December 2012 | New | To test and evaluate the feasibility of coupling a laser to a diamond cutting tool in a hybrid package arrangement used in the micro laser assisted machining of semiconductors and ceramics. PI: Dr. Anthony Vizzini, Co-PI: Dr. John Patten, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences
  • Bronson Healthcare Group| $25,000.00 | December 2012 | New | To strengthen nursing practice in the Southwest Michigan Region through knowledge sharing mechanisms to promote lifelong learning and exchange/dissemination of best practices. PI: Dr. Linda Zoeller, Co-PI: Dr. Karen Bergman, School of Nursing
  • International Labor Organization| $20,000.00 | December 2012 | New | To provide an independent external metaevaluation to identify perceived inconsistencies in evaluations. PI: Dr. Daniela Shroeter, Co-PI: Ms. Kelly Robertson, Evaluation Center
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory| $19,800.00 | December 2012 | New |To provide expertise in ongoing merged ion beam work with negative ions including maintaining and operating equipment for merged ion-photon beam experiments. PI: Dr. Nora Berrah, Physics
  • Texas State University-San Marcos| $15,781.00 | December 2012 | Newl | To develop, implement and assess 2 modular courses dealing with environmental, health and safety issues related to nanotechnology for undergraduates in engineering. PI: Dr. Fritz Allhoff, Philosophy
  • Metal Mechanics, Inc. |$2,287.00 | December 2012 | New | To assess approximately 20 automotive lift drawings for their compliance with Automotive Lift Institute Standards by examining stresses and safety factors of applied loads. PI: Dr. Peter Gustafson, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • American Psychological Association| $1,000.00 | December 2012 | New| To profile best practices of rural business owners who are Social Media Champions in their communities. PI: Dr. Barbara Frazier, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • American Psychological Association| $1,000.00 | December 2012 | New |To provide assessment tools in completion of "African American men's Health: Regulating race-related stress through cognitive flexibility" research dissertation project. PI: Dr.Lonnie Duncan, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Tetra Discovery, LLC| $366.00 | December 2012 | New | To order pentobarbital for use by Tetra Discovery, LLC in animal experiments. PI: Dr. Lisa Baker, Psychology
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services | $992,986.00 | December 2012 | Supplemental | To provide daily living, communication, behavior control, and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. PI: Dr. Carol Sundbert, Center for Disability Services
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting| 153,828.00 | December 2012 | Renewal | To sustain public radio services in local communities, WMUK will use the majority of the funds to pay for national program acquisition. PI: Mr. Gordon Bolar, WMUK Radio
  • State of Nevada WIC| $37,620.00 |December 2012 |New | To support Nevada WIC staff provide Nevada WIC clients with access to wichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Kalamazoo Public Library | $11,460.00 | December 2012 | New | To assist Kalamazoo Public Library in a mail survey to obtain data on residents' attitudes towards, awareness about and usage of the Kalamazoo Public Library. PI: Dr. Whitney Gunter, Sociology
  • North Dakota Department of Health| 4,340.00 | December 2012 | New | To support North Dakota WIC staff and provide North Dakota Wic Clients with access to sichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Humanities Council| $3,000.00 | December 2012 |New | To bring the Grand Rapids Ballet to Miller Auditorium to perform The Nutcracker on December 8 and 9, 2012. PI: Ms. Tracey Lawie, Miller Auditorium
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Awards from November 2012

  • Residential Opportunities Incorporated| $49,436.00 |November 2012 |Renewal | To provide behavioral services at the Great Lakes Center for Autism Treatment and provide training and experience opportunities for WMU students via an education practicum. PI: Dr. Stephanie Peterson, Co-PI: Dr. Jessica Frieder, Psychology
  • Western Michigan University School of Medicine | $40,801.01 | November 2012| New | To teach research design and presentation techniques to WMed residents and assist in the development of resident research projects. PI: Dr. Peter Gustafson, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention| $9,375.00 | November 2012 | New | To provide a two day training course that will provide participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to communicate with diverse stakeholders about issues related to data interpretation. PI: Dr. Daniela Shroeter, Co-PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Evaluation Center
  • NFPA Education and Technology Foundation| $100,000.00 | November 2012 |New | To establish a multi-disciplinary Fluid Power System Design Laboratory PI: Dr. Alamgir Choudhury, Co-PI: Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Mighigan Department of Agriculture| $75,000.00 | November 2012 | New |To guide hops cultivar development in Michigan by using a combination of state of the art chemical analysis instrumentation in parallel with multi-locus genotyping. PI: Dr. Andre Venter, Chemistry, Co-PI: Dr. Todd Barkman, Biological Sciences
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality| $54,400.00 | November 2012 | New | To collaborate with watershed partners in re-evaluating water quality throughout the Arcadia Creek watershed after ten years of implementing stormwater best management practices (BMP) PI: Mr. Peter Strazdas, Landscape Services
  • Michigan Department of State Police| $53,094.00 | November 2012 | New | To continue developing standards in FY 2013 for evaluating Michigan agencies which receive highway safety funds to implement behavioral based traffic safety programming. PI: Dr. Valerian Kwigizlle, Co-PI: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Sintokogio, LTD| $50,000.00 | November 2012 | New | To evaluate greensand systems using a portable aeration technology in foundry trials in order to improve molding capacity, quality and energy efficiency. PI: Dr. Sam Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Michigan Department of Agriculture| $45,658.00 | November 2012 | New | To identify best marketing practices and provide recommendations to enhance the competitiveness of speciality crop producers in Michigan. PI: Dr. Lucius Hallet IV, Co-PI's: Dr. Gregory Veeck, Geography, Dr. Ann Veeck, Marketing
  • Northeastern University| $41,546.00 | November 2012 | Continuation | To investigate, characterize, model and derive practicle procedures for the consequences of column shear-axial failure on the collapse of vulnerable RC frame buildings. PI: Dr. Xiaoyun Shao, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • RAND Corporation| $30,000.00 | November 2012 | Continuation | To provide national evaluation of the Department of Justice Safe Start promising Approaches grant by providing funds to sites to collect and submit data from control sites to use in evaluation of data in the Safe Start program. PI: Dr. James Henry, School of Social Work
  • University of Chicago| $27,600.00 | November 2012 | Supplemental |To improve the capacity of research to design and analyze data from group randomized trials. PI: Dr. Jessaca Spybrook, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • New York City College of Technology| $13,100.00 | November 2012 | Newl | To provide an evaluation that will generate timely feedback to enable reflection on the effectiveness of the project's implementation strategies so that improvements can be made as necessary. PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Evaluation Center
  • Michigan Department of Education| $10,988.00 | November 2012 | Continuation | To provide technical assistance to the Michigan Department of Education, to conduct a cross-site evaluation of Title II A (3) program. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • Iowa State University | $6,268.00 | November 2012 | New| To profile best practices of rural business owners who are Social Media Champions in their communities. PI: Dr. Barbara Frazier, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Western Michigan University School of Medicine | $4,250.00 | November 2012 | New |To investigate the design of surgical screws and compare the effectiveness of two screw types in stabilizing fractured synthetic bone. PI: Dr. Peter Gustafson, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Michigan State University| $3,500.00 | November 2012 | Supplemental | To plan and implement all evaluation activities for this project, including development of instruments and procedures, data collection, data analysis and reporting. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • The Trauma Center at Justice Resource Institute, Inc. | $3,000.00 | November 2012 | Supplemental | To serve as a data collection site for Development Trauma Disorder Field Trial. PI: Ms. Connie Black-Pond, School of Social Work
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| 16,500.00 | November 2012 | Renewal | To maintain a comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic which includes diagonostic services, training and advocacy, and accepts at-risk cases from the community. PI: Ms. Connie Black-Pond, School of Social Work.
  • Kalamazoo Center for Youth and Community| $10,000.00 |November 2012 |New | To provide an after school occupation enrichment program to adolescents in Kalamazoo's Eastside and Eastwood neighborhoods to determine challenges of everyday living and create strategies that will enable engagement and participation. PI: Dr. Ann Chapleau, Occupational Therapy
  • American Academy of Religion | $3,000.00 | November 2012 | New | To bring together Religious Studies scholars primarily from the Midwest to advance scholarship on religion, health and the body in North America. PI: Dr.Brian Wilson, Comparative Religion
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| 2,000.00 | November 2012 | Renewal | To provide diabetes related technical assistance and 2 geographic information systems (GIS) maps of Michigan diabetes related data. PI: Dr. Amy B Curtis, Interdisiplinary Health Sciences
  • U.S. Department of Education| $284,754.00 | November 2012 |Continuation | To provide academic and other support services to low income, first generation of disabled college students to increase retention and graduation rates. PI: Dr. Charlotte L Giscombe, Academic Skills Center
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $87,451.00 | November 2012 | Continuation |To support the development and implementation of multiple retention strategies in consideration of indentified institution specific academic and non academic barriers impacting equality of opportunity and achievement. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth| $98,328.00 | November 2012 | Renewal | To provide doctoral fellowships to doctoral students. PI: Mr. Tony O'Dennis, The Graduate College
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Awards from October 2012

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services| $399,975.00 | October 2012 | Renewal | To provide a continuum of services from trauma screening assessment to evidence support family treatment. PI: Dr. James Henry, School of Social Work, Co-PI: Ms. Connie Black-Pond, Ms. Margaret Richardson, Unified Clinics
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $249,997.00 | October 2012 | New |To develop a comprehensive structural bridge health monitoring program through risk-informed, inspection-based bridge maintenance based upon remote monitoring of fatigue sensitive areas. PI: Dr. Upul Attanayake, Co-PI: Dr. Haluk Aktan, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Michigan Department of Education| $93,457.00 | October 2012 | Continuation | To provide technical assistance to the Michigan Department of Education, to conduct a cross site evaluation of Title II A(3) program.PI: Dr. Mark Jenness, Mallison Institute for Science Education
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte| $73,551.00 | October 2012 | New |To examine a variety of factors surrounding teachers' implementations of curricular resources in middle school mathematics classrooms and tie those factors to student understanding. PI: Dr. Joh Davis, Mathematics
  • The American Foundry Society, Inc.| $28,000.00 | October 2012 | Supplemental | To use an alternative testing technique for active clay in green snad in order to develop better controls for green sand casting technology. PI: Dr. Sam Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Co-PI: Dr. Jan Pekarovic, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging
  • Delaware State University| $38,188.00 | October 2012 | New |To provide evaluation services to Delaware State University's National Science Foundation IGERT grant PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Co-PI: Ms. Crystin Martens, Evaluation Center
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte| $73,551.00 | October 2012 | New | To evaluate a project being carried out by Central Michigan University and assess the project's impact on participating teachers and faculty. PI: Dr. Mary Ann Sydlik, Co-PI: Dr. Robert Ruhf, SAMPI
  • University of Louisville| $70,301.00 | October 2012 |Supplemental |To implement a targeted study to evaluate the National Research Center or Career and Technical Education's effectiveness and assess their work against GRPA measures. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation Center, Co-PI: Dr. Richard Zinser, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • Delaware State University| $38,188.00 | October 2012 | New | To provide evaluation services to Delaware State University's National Science Foundation IGERT grant. PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Co-PI: Ms. Krystin Martens, Evaluation Center
  • The American Foundry Society, Inc.| $28,000.00 | October 2012 | New |To use an alternative testing technique for active clay in green sand in order to develop better controls for green sand casting technology. PI: Dr. Sam Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Co-PI: Dr. Jan Pekarovic, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging
  • Various Industries| $25,000.00 | October 2012 |Supplemental |To provide research services to Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC) members in areas related to green manufacturing, including designs, materials, processes, energy, environment, facilities and end of use. PI: Dr. David Meade, Co-PI: Dr. John Patten, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Argonne National Laboratory| 20,000.00 | October 2012 | New | To understand the limitations in the current carring capacity of high temperature superconductors as the key barrier to the vaible wide-spread applications of these materials. PI: Dr.Asghar Kayani, Physics
  • The American foundry Society, Inc.| 20,000.00 | October 2012 | New |To reduce or eliminate veining in molded materials using three new thermo-mechanical models as veining predictors. PI: Dr. Sam Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Central Michigan University| $18,615.00 | October 2012 | New | To evaluate a project being carried out by Central Michigan University and assess the project's impact on participating teachers and faculty. PI: Dr. Mary Ann Sydlik, Co-PI: Dr. Robert Ruhf, SAMPI
  • Child Care Resources| $7,000.00 | October 2012 | New |To conduct an evaluation study of the Child Development Associates Training Program on program quality. PI: Dr. Regena Fails Nelson, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • Nissan Technical Center North America | $3,016.00 | October 2012 | Supplemental | To examine patterns of sound level fluctuations at intersections, timing and performance of street crossing decisions by blind pedestrians and examine how different vehicle types and vehicle sound levels affect blind pedestrians. PI: Dr. Dae Shik Kim, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Co-PI's: Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Dr. Robert Shawn Wall Emerson, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services| $639,364.00 | October 2012 | New | To identify, treat and improve the social and emotional well being and developmental functioning of foster care children in Genesee County. PI: Dr. James Henry, School of Social Work, Co-PI's: Ms. Connie Black-Pond, Ms. Margaret Richardson, Unified Clinics
  • Michigan Department of Community Health | $196,065.00 | October 2012 | Renewal | To provide Michigan WIC clients access to wichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact and to provide support to WIC staff. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Campus Compact | $15,000.00 | October 2012 | Continuation |To provide families with information to ensure an understanding of the process and preparation for a post-secondary education. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Michigan Department of Education| $2,081.00 | October 2012 | Continuation | To provide meals and snacks to children receiving nonresidential daycare at WMU Children's Place Learning Center. PI: Mrs. Janice Quakenbush, The Children's Place
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $1,500.00 | October 2012 | Renewal | To support travel expenses of the WMU Americorps VISTA representative. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • U.S. Department of Education| $709.00 | October 2012 | Supplemental | To offer a College Assistance Migrant Program to 40 participants annually; providing outreach and recruitment services, comprehensive academic and student support services and follow-up services for students to continue in postsecondary education. PI: Ms. Diana Hernandez, Division of Multicultural Affairs
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Awards from September 2012

  • Confucius Institute Headquarters| $148,030.00 |September 2012 |Continuation | To support the general operation of the Confucius Institute from the initial operation funds signed in 2009. PI: Dr. Donald G. McCloud Sr., Haenicke Institute for International Studies
  • Summit Pointe | $117,019.21 | September 2012 | New | To provide evidence-based behavioral assessment and treatment for 1 through 18 year old individuals with autism and developmental disabilities in Calhoun County. PI: Dr. Jessica Frieder, Psychology
  • Summit Pointe| $48,783.64 | September 2012 | New | To provide behavioral assessment and treatment services to consumers of Summit Pointe, while providing training and experience opportunities for WMU students via an academic practicum. PI: Dr. Jessica Frieder, Psychology
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte| $518,276.00 | September 2012 |Continuation | To provide general to intensive technical assistance, to state and local educational agencies to foster implementation and scale up of evidence-based transition education and services. PI: Dr. Paula Kohler, Vice President for Research
  • National Science Foundation| $257,544.00 | September 2012 | New |To develop a theory of productive use of student mathematical thinking. PI: Dr. Laura VanZoest, Mathematics
  • U.S. Department of Justice | $250,000.00 | September 2012 | Continuation | To effectively reduce violence impact in Kalamazoo by identifying and intervening with children and families in high risk neighborhoods with a host of community partners. PI: Dr. James Henry, School of Social Work, Co-PIs: Dr. Ben Atchison, Occupational Therapy, Ms. Connie Black-Pond, Unified Clinics, Dr. Yvette Hyter, Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • National Science Foundation| $249,993.00 | September 2012 | New | To identify and validate innovative evaluation practices and effective evaluation principles in STEM education with goals of improving the quality and quantity of science instruction time in elementary school classrooms. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation, Co-PIs: Dr. Chris Coryn, Evaluation, Dr. Lori Wingate, Evaluation
  • U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service| $180,648.00 | September 2012 | New | To test a non-toxic, biocompatible, and biodegradable biopolymer (chitosan) in vivo to test its efficacy against Geomyces destructans, the causative agent of White Nose Syndrom in bats. PI: Dr. Maarten Vonhof, Biological Sciences
  • National Science Foundation| $180,459.00 | September 2012 | New | To develop and field test new predictive models to locate fossil localities using methods from the geospatial sciences. PI: Dr. Robert Anemone, Anthropology, Co-PI: Dr. Charles Emerson, Geography
  • Early Learning Neighborhood Collaborative | $125,456.00 | September 2012 | New | To perform a three-pronged evaluation to gather information that will inform the Early Learning Neighborhood model. PI: Dr. Earlie Washington, College of Health and Human Services, Co-PI: Dr. Linwood Cousins, School of Social Work
  • Delloite Consulting, LLP| $83,227.00 | September 2012 | New | To prepare a publishable manuscript based on a previously conducted metaevaluation and develop evaluation checklists related to the metaevaluation work. PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Evaluation
  • Saginaw Valley State University Regional Math & Science Center| $50,000.00 | September 2012 | New |To evaluate a project that trains K-8th grade teachers with the Intel Program and to deepen their understanding of mathematics PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, Co-PI: Dr. Robert Ruhf, SAMPI
  • Michigan Mathematics & Science Centers UCI Division | $30,563.00 | September 2012 | Renewal | To provide technical assistance and consultation to a network of 33 math and science centers in Michigan. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
  • Prevention Works| $23,000.00 | September 2012 | Continuation | To provide evaluation and consultation to Prevention Works substance abuse prevention programming. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Go Metal, LLC | $20,037.00 | September 2012 | New | To develop an extraction technology of platinum group metals from automotive catalytic converters.PI: Dr. Gellert Mezei, Chemistry
  • U.S. Geological Survey | $20,000.00 | September 2012 | New |To create digital data and data sets from cores, cuttings and well records received by the Michigan Geological Survey and use that data in research and education. PI: Dr. William Harrison III, Geosciences
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $19,999.86 | September 2012 | New | To advance the durability of highway structures in Michigan through research and other resources of the WMU Center of Excellence in Structural Durability. PI: Dr. Haluk Aktan, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • University of Notre Dame | $12,760.00 | September 2012 | Supplemental | To develop and provide a design for an underground accelerator laboratory, Dakota Ion Accelerators for Nuclear Astrophysics (DIANA) at the Deep Underground Science and Engineering Lab in South Dakota. PI: Dr. Michael Famiano, Physics
  • The John E. Fetzer Institute, Inc.| $6,600.00 | September 2012 | New | To provide assessment and evaluation of the initiative: Project Number 3086.00 which is a culturally based health training for Latino and African-American communities being undertaken by the Enlace of Chicago. PI: Dr. Doris Ravotas, School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs
  • Bronson Research | $4,991.00 | September 2012 | New |To investigate and develop a model for optimal location of hand sanitizer dispensers at Bronson Healthcare Group, using human factors and usability engineering tools. PI: Dr. Laila Nadime Cure Vellojin, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Grand Valley State University | $4,291.00 | September 2012 | New |To facilitate the conservation of hoary bats in Hawaii. PI: Maarten Vonhof, Biological Sciences
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services | $279,632.00 | September 2012 | Supplemental |To provide daily living, communication behavior control, and social skills PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services| $279,632.00 | September 2012 | Supplemental | To provide daily living, communication, behaviro control, and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. PI: Dr. Carol Sundberg, Center for Disability Services
  • University of Michigan| $140,000.00 | September 2012 | New |To accelerate technology transfer from Michigan's institutions of Higher Education to the private sector for commercialization of competitive edge technologies and bioeconomy technologies. PI: Dr. Michael Sharer, Vice President for Research
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $135,736.64 | September 2012 |Supplemental | To perform research in rapid bridge construction, demolition and joint durability.PI: Dr. Haluk Aktan, Co-PI: Dr. Upul Attanayake, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • U.S. Department of Education| $123,314.00 | September 2012 | Continuation |To provide a comprehensive parent support program and extend the reduced child care tuition rates to Pell eligible parents of preschoolers.PI: Dr. Ms. Kathryn Gilbert, The Children's Place, Co-PI: Dr. Regena Fails Nelson, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • Confucius Institute Headquarters| $40,000.00 | September 2012 | New |To offer the opportunity to gain exposure to the Chinese language and celebrate the cultural elements of China. PI: Dr. Donald McCloud, Sr., Haenicke Institute for International Studies
  • Washington State Department of Health| $28,875.00 | September 2012 | Continuation |To provide Washington WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Department of Education| $14,573.00 | September 2012 | Continuation |To develop professional development resources and sessions for the most pertinenet issues surrounding CTE teacher education in Michigan. PI: Dr. Robert Manley, Co-PI: Dr. Richard Zinser, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • State of Vermont Department of Health| $13,000.00 | September 2012 | New |To provide Vermont WIC slients access to wichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and health Education
  • Kansas Department of Administration| $9,500.00 | September 2012 | Continuation |To provide Kansas WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research| $6,000.00 | September 2012 | Renewal |To support the Werner Sichel Lecture Seminar Series "The Political Economy of Good Governance" PI: Dr. Donald Meyer, Economics
  • U.S. Department of Education| $213,180.00 | September 2012 | Continuation |To increase the retention, graduation, and academic success of the 140 program participants through an array of intensive, holistic, student-centered services. PI: Ms. Laura Ciccantell, Academic Advising, Co-PI: Dr. Katharine Cummings, College of Education and Human Development
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Awards from August 2012

  • U.S. Department of Education| $295,372.00 | August 2012 |Renewal | To train 44 adapted physical education teachers over four years using the hybrid online master's program. PI: Dr. Jiabei Zhang, Human Performance and Health Education
  • U.S. Department of Education | $147,336.00 | August 2012 | Continuation | To support training of a 6 semester generalist degree and a 7 semester dual degree in rehabilitation counseling specialing in Blindness and Low Vision, graduating 30 counselors in the 5 year project. PI: Dr. Jennipher Wiebold, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Co-PIs: Dr. James Leja, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Dr. Patrick Munley, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • U.S. Department of Education| $98,195.00 | August 2012 | Continuation | To increase the number of highly qualified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists trained to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with vision impairments by graduating 60 students in the 5 year grant cycle. PI: Dr. Helen Lee, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • U.S. Department of Education| $649,157.00 | August 2012 |Continuation | To provide comprehensive instruction and mentoring to aspiring and practicing principals in high need school districts monitoring program effectiveness. PI: Dr. Jianping Shen, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • National Science Foundation| $536,036.00 | August 2012 | New |To promote the goals of the NSF ATE program by partnering with projects and centers to strengthen the program's evaluation knowledge base, expand the use of exemplary evaluation practices, and support the continuous improvement. PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Co-PI: Dr. Arlen Gullickson, Evaluation
  • National Science Foundation | $414,092.00 | August 2012 | Continuation | To enhance student success in Engineering and Applied Sciences through effective academic and student affairs collaboration in providing activities and other resources to students. PI: Dr. Edmund Tsang, College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Co-PIs: Dr. Paul Engelmann, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Dr. Ikhlas Abdel-Qader, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • National Science Foundation| $299,536.00 | August 2012 | New | To document the current use of evidence based instructional practices in undergraduate STEM courses at WMU. PI: Dr. Charles Henderson, Physics, Co-PIs: Dr. Andrea Beach, Office of University Assessment, Dr. Timothy Greene, Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs
  • National Science Foundation| $190,852.00 | August 2012 | New | To improve knowledge of the diffusion of research-based instructional strategies. PI: Dr. Charles Henderson, Physics
  • Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research| $168,730.00 | August 2012 | New | To map algal blooms in Kuwait Bay and develop methodologies to distinguish toxic from non-toxic blooms. PI: Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences
  • Heart of West Michigan United Way | $149,818.00 | August 2012 | New | To determine the effectiveness of the Anchor Organization Network in terms of leadership capacity, cost, and impacts on structural racism. PI: Stephanie Evergreen, Evaluation
  • U.S. Department of Energy| $100,000.00 | August 2012 | Renewal | To study highly correlated materials using inelastic x-ray scattering techniques at x-ray synchrotrons. PI: Dr. Clement Burns, Physics
  • U.S. Geological Survey| $77,637.00 | August 2012 | New |To complete surficial geologic mapping of 3 quadrangles in Calhoun County. PI: Dr. Alan Kehew, Geosciences
  • Innovative Scientific Solutions, Inc. | $76,076.00 | August 2012 | Supplemental | To develop a videogrammatic model deformation (VMD) measurement system for aeroelastic testing. PI: Dr. Tianshu Liu, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Exactheat, LLC| $59,635.00 | August 2012 | New | To develop a new type of heating device for horticultural applications which will operate in cold weather environments. PI: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Dunlap and Associates, Inc. | $59,359.89 | August 2012 | New | To assess the effects of increasing accelerator pedal resistance when the driver is speeding, on the incidence of speeding behavior in young drivers, using two data collection methods. PI: Dr. Ron Van Houten, Psychology
  • U.S. Geological Survey | $58,829.00 | August 2012 | New |To extend surficial geologic mapping of southwest Michigan quadrangles into Barry County. PI: Dr. Alan Kehew, Geosciences
  • Simons Foundation| $35,000.00 | August 2012 | New | To support and strengthen several active long-standing research partnerships. PI: Dr. Andrzej Dudek, Mathematics
  • Bronson Orthopedic and Sports Medicine | $200,400.00 | August 2012 | Amendment | To support the WMU graduate student atheletic trainers working at various high schools.PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Campus Compact| $15,000.00 | August 2012 | New | To engage WMU students in service learning opportunities that address issues of college access for all youth and families in Southwest Michigan. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Iowa Department of Public Health | $13,000.00 | August 2012 | Continuation |To provide Iowa WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • General Electric Company GE Aviation| $12,000.00 | August 2012 | Supplemental | To provide training to GE Aviation personnel through Avionics, Private Pilot Ground and Instrument Rating Ground Schools. PI: Dr. Raymond Thompson, Co-PIs: Martin Grant, Michael Ludwiczak, College of Aviation
  • Bronson Orthopedic and Sports Medicine | $3,600.00 | August 2012 | Amendment |To administer the graduate atheletic training clinical contracts. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Inter Tribal Council of Nevada WIC| $3,500.00 | August 2012 | Continuation | To provide ITCN WIC clients with access to wichealth.org as a resource for meeting WIC secondary contact.PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $1,500.00 | August 2012 | Supplemental |To maintain a comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Syndrome Clinic which includes diagnostic services, training and advocacy and accepts at risk cases from the community. PI: Dr. James Henry, Co-PI: Connie Black-Pond, School of Social Work
  • University of Michigan| $2,500.00 | August 2012 |Supplemental | To explore ways to expand and strengthen the Michigan AGEP Alliance, most notable by bringing Michigan Tech into the alliance. PI: Dr. Susan Stapleton, The Graduate College
  • National Science Foundation| $42,000.00 | August 2012 | New |To provide a fellowship award to a graduate student in Chemistry. This award provides a stipend and educational allowance to cover tuition, fees and other expenses. PI: Dr. Susan Stapleton, The Graduate College

Awards from July 2012

  • U.S. Department of Education| $277,833.00 | July 2012 |Continuation | To prepare individuals as Teachers of Children with Visual Impairments, Orientation and Mobility Specialists. PI: Dr. Robert Wall Emerson, Co-PI: Donna Lee, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • Japan Foundation New York | $59,319.00 | July 2012 | Continuation | To add positions to the Foreign Languages department, in order to offer an undergraduate major in Japanese studies. PI: Jeffrey Angles, World Languages and Literatures, Co-PI: Dr. Stephen Covell, Comparative Religion
  • National Science Foundation| $1,120,552.00 | July 2012 | Continuation | To design, develop, field-test, refine, and bring to publication an alternative fourth-year mathematics course. PI: Dr. Christian Hirsch, Mathematics
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services| $415,660.00 | July 2012 |New | To analyze the neuroprotective and/or preventative effect of an alpha7 ACh agonist, PNU-282987, in an in vitro model of excitotoxicity and in an in vivo model that mimics glaucoma-like conditions. PI: Dr. Cindy Linn, Biological Sciences
  • Various Industries| $187,334.00 | June 2012 | Continuation |To conduct research and provide testing services in specialized areas of paper scienc e engineering in association with industry. PI: Mr. Joel Kendrick, Ausiliary Enterprises
  • Michigan Department of Transportation | $201,851.00 | July 2012 | New | To develop performance measures for non-motorized dynamics. PI: Dr. Jun-Seok Oh, Co-PIs: Dr. Valerian Kwigizile, Civil and Construction Engineering, Dr. Joseph McKean, Statistics
  • Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Center for Research and Evaluation| $182,112.00 | July 2012 | Renewal | To improve the design of Cluster-Randomized Trials of science education interventions by improving the accuracy of the parameter extimates used in their power analyses and corresponding estimates of minimum sample size. PI: Jessaca Spybrook, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration| $173,221.00 | July 2012 | Supplemental | To research the coolest iron-peak species in astrophysics. PI: Dr. Manuel Bautista, Physics
  • National Science Foundation| $145,000.00 | July 2012 | Supplemental | To systhesize new catalysts to enable solar energy conversion and gydrogen production. PI: Dr. Sherine Obare, Chemistry
  • Dmitry Zimin's Dynasty Foundation for Not-For-Profit Programs | $101,901.00 | July 2012 | New | To provide a comprehensive, independent, external evaluation of performance in comparison to the highest international standards with the intent to explore new opportunities for improving performance. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation, Co-PIs: Dr. Brooks Applegate, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, Dr. Chris Coryn, Evaluation
  • Denso North America Foundation| $50,000.00 | July 2012 | New | To optimize performance of heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems in a Plug in Hybrid Electric Vehicle (PHEV) PI: Dr. John Patten, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Cornell University | $23,224.00 | July 2012 | New |To build optimizied parameter estimation algorithms for improvement of methane and nitrogen fluxes in a climate model. PI: Dr. Lei Meng, Geography
  • RAND Corporation| $20,000.00 | July 2012 | Supplemental | To provide national evaluation of the Department of Justice Safe Start Promising approaches grant by providing funds to sites to collect and submit data from control sites to use in evaluation of data in the main Safe Start program. PI: Dr. James Henry, School of Social Work
  • Michigan State University| $15,000.00 | July 2012 | New | To collect, process and analyze data from multiple sources for distributed modeling of water and pollutnat transport in the Great Lakes watersheds. PI: Dr. Chansheng He, Geography
  • World Vision International| $8,000.00 | July 2012 | New | To enable reporting at national, regional and global levels that is affordable and fit for purpose. PI: Dr. Chris Coryn, Co-PI: Kelly robertson, Evaluation
  • University of Notre Dame | $3,000.00 | July 2012 | New |To support an undergraduate student who will take party in a research project investigating the biodegradability of two ionic liquids using microbial communities collected from the South Bend and Kalamazoo waste water treatment facilities. PI: Dr. Kathryn Docherty, Biological Sciences
  • West Michigan Rehabilitation, PC| $66,800.00 | July 2012 | Renewal | To employ graduate atheletic training students at various sites. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Bronson Orthopedic and Sports Medicine | $33,400.00 | July 2012 | Supplemental | To support the WMU graduate student atheletic trainers working at various high schools.PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of Oklahoma WIC Services| $16,000.00 | July 2012 | Renewal | To provide Oklahoma WIC clients access to services and support associated with wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and health Education
  • Michigan Humanities Council | $10,000.00 | July 2012 | Continuation |To host the 2012 Fort St. Joseph Archaeology open house August 11-12, 2012. PI: Dr. Michael Nassaney, Anthropology
  • Alaska Department of Health & Social Services| $5,000.00 | July 2012 | Continuation | To support the expansion of the www.wichealth.org Healthy Child Education project. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and health Education
  • West Michigan Rehabilitation, PC | $1,200.00 | July 2012 | Continuation |To administer the graduate atheletic training clinical contracts. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Bronson Orthopedic and Sports Medicine| $600.00 | July 2012 | Supplemental | To administer the graduate atheletic training clinical contracts. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • U.S. Department of Education | $407,706.00 | July 2012 | New |To offer a College Assistance Migrant Program to 40 participants annually; providing outreach and recruitment services, comprehensive academic and student support services and follow-up services for students to continue in postsecondary education. PI: Diana Hernandez, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Michigan Department of Education| $3,238.00 | July 2012 | Continuation | To provide meals and snacks to children receiving nonresidential daycare at WMU Children's Place learning Center. PI: Janice Quakenbush, The Children's Place

Awards from June 2012

  • University of North Carolina| $467,857.00 | June 2012 |Renewal | To provide general to intensive technical assistance to state and local educational agencies to foster implementation and scale up of evidence-based transition education and services. PI: Dr. Paula Kohler, Vice President for Research
  • Various Industries | $325,746.09 | June 2012 | Continuation | To conduct research and provide testing services in specialized areas of paper coating in association with industry. PI: Mr. Joel Kendrick, Auxiliary Enterprises
  • Swiss National Science Foundation| $229,000.00 | June 2012 | New | TTo conduct an evaluation of overall quality assurance and transparency in evaluation across the Swiss national Science Foundation's funding instruments. PI: Dr. Chris Coryn, Evaluation, Co-PIs: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation, Dr Brooks Applegate, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • National Science Foundation| $195,003.00 | June 2012 |New | To create a set of unique virtual reality lab experiments to be used in an undergraduate materials science course and in other scenarios. PI: Pnina Ari-Gur, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering, Co-PIs: Dr. Pavel Ikonomov, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Dr. Daniel Litynski, Vice President for Research
  • Various Industries| $187,334.00 | June 2012 | Continuation |To conduct research and provide testing services in specialized areas of paper scienc e engineering in association with industry. PI: Mr. Joel Kendrick, Ausiliary Enterprises
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | $186,250.00 | June 2012 | Continuation | To comprehensively and critically examine and to better understand the relations among evidenace-based paograms and practices and how best to utilize them for decision-making and resource allocation. PI: Dr. Stephen Magura, Co-PIs: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Dr. Chris Coryn, Evaluation Center
  • Various Industries| $142,716.33 | June 2012 | Continuation | To conduct research and provide testing services in specialized areas of printing, papermaking, and inks in association with industry. PI: Mr. Joel Kendrick, Ausiliary Enterprises
  • Various Sponsors | $120,000.00 | June 2012 | Supplemental | To provide prototype printed flexible exectronic devices and knowledge of materials and methods to industrial consortium members. PI: Dr.Margaret Joyce, Co-PIs: Dr. Massood Zandi Atashbar, Dr. Bradley Bazuin, CAPE Center
  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation| $110,000.00 | June 2012 | New | To conduct meta-analyses and empirical studies in relation to effective teaching and family engagement. PI: Dr. Jianping Shen, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, Co-PI: Dr. Van Edwin Cooley, College of Education and Human Development
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration| $107,744.00 | June 2012 | New | To develop and apply an interdisciplinary system for analysis of GRACE (Gravity Recovery and Climate Experiment) and remote sensing data with hydrologic modeling. PI: Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality| $59,000.00 | June 2012 | New | To implement, monitor and evaluate a National Recreation Water Trail on Lake Michigan PI: Dr. David Lemberg, Geography, Co-PI: Dr. James lewis, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Indiana State University | $42,121.00 | June 2012 | New |To provide an independent assessment on the Unbounded Possibilities initiative as to the quality, impact and significance of the eight projects that will aid decision making about continuation of support. PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Evaluation
  • AXIOM Sales Force Development| $34,100.00 | June 2012 | New | To evaluate the Verizon training impact. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation
  • University of Minnesota| $8,333.00 | June 2012 | Continuation | To revitalize electric power engineering education by developing laboratories and experiments as part of a nationwide consortium of universities. PI: Dr. Johnson Asumadu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • AXIOM Sales Force Development| $5,000.00 | June 2012 | New | To plan the training impact evaluation. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services | $1,029,371.76 | June 2012 | Supplemental |To provide daily living, communication, behaviro control, and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. PI: Dr. Carol Sundberg, Center for Disability Services
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $228,000.00 | June 2012 | New | To expand wichealth.org projects including resource folder, developing client review manager, rewriting dialogue; expand link management system and develop gatekeeper testing system. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of Michigan | $200,000.00 | June 2012 | New | To develop a work plan for economic development and commercialization. PI: Dr. Robert Miller, Office of Community Outreach
  • National Writing Project Corporation| $20,000.00 | June 2012 | Continuation | To enhance southwest Michigan teachers' writing craft and teaching skills, enabling professional development programs in their own and other school districts. PI: Dr. Jonathan Bush, English
  • Kalamazoo College | $16,700.00 | June 2012 | Renewal |To employ a graduate atheletic training student. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Allen Foundation, Inc.| $15,463.00 | June 2012 | New | To fund a student health educator that will lead 10 Diabetes Prevention Programs sessions at senior centers across southwest Michigan as well as train lay health leaders for future sessions. PI: Dr. Amy Curtis, Interdisciplinary Health Studies
  • Kalamazoo College | $300.00 | June 2012 | Renewal |To administer the graduate athletic training clinical contracts. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Frederick S. Upton Foundation| $75,000.00 | June 2012 | Continuation | To continue the Frederick S. Upton Graduate Fellowship program for an additional three years. PI: Dr. Jose Antonio Brandao, History

Awards from May 2012

  • Wolf Aviation Fund| $1,089.00 | May 2012 | New | To recruit, retain and engage the next generation of general aviation pilots through the use of I-Pad flight training technology and modernizing current learning methodologies. PI: Mrs. Lori Brown, Mr. James Whittles, College of Aviation
  • U.S. Department of Energy | May 2012 | Continuation | To test the predictions of fundamental models of nuclear structure and provide information about the formation of elements in the cosmos. PI: Dr. Alan Wuosmaa, Physics
  • Hispanic Center of Western Michigan| $120,000.00 | May 2012 | New | To provide evaluation services for 3 years to the Hispanic Center. PI: Dr. Earlie Washington, College of Health and Human Services
  • National Science Foundation| $80,000.00 | May 2012 |New | To first provide a measurement of the proton separation energy and second continue mass measurements of exotic nuclei relevant to astrophysical nucleosynthesis. PI: Dr. Michael Famiano, Physics
  • Michigan Soybean Promotion Committee| $25,000.00 | May 2012 | New | To investigate the use of fatty acid by-products from soybean oil production in the deinking and recycling of office waste. PI: Dr. Jan Pekarovic, Dr. John Cameron, Dr. Alexandra Pekarovicova, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging
  • National Science Foundation | $20,000.00 | May 2012 | New | To provide support to students attending and participating in IEEEpTCPP sponsored conferences on high performance computing. PI: Dr. Ajay Gupta, Computer Science
  • WGBH Educational Foundation| $19,613.00 | May 2012 | New | To serve as process evaluators to test the effectiveness of WGBH's outreach program for middle school students, Design Squad. PI: Dr. Mary Ann Sydlik, SAMPI
  • Kalamazoo CDF Freedom School | $7,021.00 | May 2012 | New | To conduct an evaluation of the Kalamazoo CDF Freedom Schools summer program which serves 200 low-income children at 4 sites in Kalamazoo. PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Evaluation Center
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium| $1,400.00 | May 2012 | Supplemental | To support local activities of the Michigan Space Grant program. PI: Dr. Massood Zandi Atashbar, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • U. S. Department of Educ ation| $250,000.00 | May 2012 | Continuation | To increase the rate at which first generation and/or low income students complete secondary education and enroll in and graduate from postsecondary institutions. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Kalamazoo Regional Educational Service Agency| $120,152.00 | May 2012 | New | To provide funding for four graduate students in the early childhood classroom at Woods Edge Learning Center. PI: Dr. Richard Malott, Psychology
  • Voices for Action | $22,000.00 | May 2012 | Supplemental |To coordinate Voices for Action's poverty reduction initiatives statewide and to pilot test specific poverty reduction initiatives in collaboration with community partners in Southwest Michigan. PI: Dr. Earlie Washington, College of Health and Human Services, Co-PIs: Dr. Linwood Cousins, School of Social Work, Dr. Timothy Ready, Lewis Walker Institute for Race and Ethnic Relations
  • Stryker Instruments| $14,579.00 | May 2012 | New | To provide empathic design training to Stryker Instruments R&D employees in Michigan. PI: Dr. Larry Mallak, Co-PI: Dr. David Lyth, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering.
  • City of Kalamazoo| $11,995.25 | May 2012 | New | To assist the City of Kalamazoo in a mailed survey of a random sample of residents of Kalamazoo County to obtain data on residents' knowledge of and attitudes about drinking water protection and water resources. PI: Dr. Whitney Gunter, Sociology
  • Michigan Space Grant Consortium| $10,500.00 | May 2012 | New | To provide Mighigan Space Grant Consortium fellowship awards for research to undergraduate and graduate students for 2012/2013. PI: Dr. Massood Sandi Atashbar, Electrical and Computer Engineering.

Awards from March 2012

  • Grand Valley State University| $195,000.00 | March 2012 | New | To provide no cost business consulting, secondary research and low cost training to small businesses in nine counties of southwest Michigan. PI: Dr. Kay Palan, Haworth College of Business
  • U.S. Department of Energy | March 2012 | Continuation | To further the understanding of fundamental interactions between photons and complex systems using the Advanced Light Source and the Linac Coherent Light Source. PI: Dr. Nora Berrah, Physics
  • Office of Naval Research| $100,000.00 | March 2012 | Supplemental | To extend the fatigue crack drive force model developed for ambient environments to crack nucleation and propagation in corrosion fatigue and stress corrosion cracking situations. PI: Dr. Daniel Kujawski, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Dickinson-Iron Intermediate School District| $84,431.00 | March 2012 |New | To evaluate a project designed to increase elementary and middle school teachers' deep understanding of mathematics.PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, Co-PI: Dr. Robert Ruhf, SAMPI
  • Various Industries| $75,000.00 | March 2012 | Supplemental | To provide research services to Green Manufacturing Industrial Consortium (GMIC) members in areas related to green manufacturing, including designs, materials, processes, energy, environment, facilities and end of use. PI: Dr. David Meade, Co-PI: Dr. John Patten, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Lansing Community College | $69,999.00 | March 2012 | New | To plan and implement all evaluation activities, including development of instruments and procedures, data collection, data analysis and reporting. PI: Dr. Mary Ann Sydlik, Co-PI: Ms. Kristin Everett, SAMPI
  • National Science Foundation | $50,000.00 | March 2012 | New | To undertake commercialization feasibility research of Micro Laser Assisted Machining technology as part of the NSF I-Corps program. PI: Dr. John Patten, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Michigan State University| $38,500.00 | March 2012 | New | Determine efficacy of flubendazole formulations and concentrations by both oral and subcataneious routes in patent Brugia malayi infected lewis rats. PI: Dr. Robert Eversole, Biological Sciences
  • Flex Tech Alliance| $34,573.00 | March 2012 | Supplemental | To gather, validate, archive, organize and disseminate information on functional electronic materials and associated manufacturing processes in a registry for the flexible printed electronics industry. PI:Dr. Massood Zandi Atashbar, CAPE Center, Co-PI: Dr. Erika Rebrosova, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging
  • Prevention Works | $13,500.00 | March 2012 | Continuation | To provide evaluation and consultation to Prevention Works substance abuse prevention programming. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • County of Kalamazoo| $12,258.00 | March 2012 | Continuation | To independently evaluate the Juvenile Drug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • County of Kalamazoo | $11,378.00 | March 2012 | Continuation |To independently evaluate the Men's Drug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • County of Kalamazoo| $11,378.00 | March 2012 | Continuation | To independently evaluate the Women's Drug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • Michigan Department of Education | $10,000.00 | March 2012 | Continuation | To provide technical assistance to the Michigan Department of Education, to conduct a cross-site evaluation of Title II A93) program. PI: Dr. Mark Jenness, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
  • County of Kalamazoo| $9,978.00 | March 2012 | Continuation | To independently evaluate the Family Dependency Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • Michigan Department of Education | $4,133.14| March 2012 | Continuation| To provide technical assistance to the Michigan Department of Education, to conduct a cross-site evaluation of Title II (A-3) program PI: Dr. Mark Jenness, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
  • Various Industries| $875.00 | March 2012 | Supplemental | To provide breakthrough applied computer simulation knowledge in vehicle analysis and design to the vehicle industry. PI: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasals, CAVIDS Center
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services| $607,807.31 | March 2012 | Supplemental | To provide daily living, communication, behavior control, and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. PI: Dr. Carol Sundberg, Center for Disability Services
  • Washington State Department of Health| $32,000.00 | March 2012 | Continuation | To provide Washington WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system.. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Memorial Library | $8,750.00 | March 2012 | Continuation | To create the Holocaust Educator Network of Michigan PI: Dr. Johathan Bush, English
  • Bronson Orthopedic and Sports Medicine| $3,600.00 | March 2012 | Continuation | To administer the graduate athletic training clinical contracts. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services | $3,000.00 | March 2012 | New | To support modifications to wichhealth.org for the NC SAM system PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education

Awards from February 2012

  • International Food Protection Training Institute| $46,470.00 | February 2012 | Continuation | To evaluate and assess the training curriculum for governmental food protection officials. PI: Dr. Kieran Fogarty, Occupational Therapy
  • U.S. Geological Survey| $39,952.00 | February 2012 | New | To map the surficial geology of additional quadrangles in Michigan, within Calhoun and Kalamazoo Counties. PI: Dr. Alan Kehew, Geosciences
  • University of Kentucky| $39,928.00 | February 2012 | New | To enhance capacity for water resource studies in Egypt and Morocco. PI: Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences
  • Michigan State University | $30,019.00 | February 2012 |Continuation | To supervise a graduate student on the proposed computational study of the DXR-catalyzed reaction and coordinate overall direction of the project. PI: Dr. Yirong Mo, Chemistry
  • William T. Grant Foundation| $24,057.00 | February 2012 | New | To track research evidence from the completed randomized trials launced by the Institute of Education Sciences. PI: Dr. Jessaca Spybrook, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • Bronson Orthopedic and Sports Medicine | $200,400.00 | February 2012 | Continuation | To support the WMU graduate student athletic trainers working at various high schools. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth | $149,263.49 | February 2012 | Continuation | To provide educational preparedness and college awareness to over 10,000 low income, underrepresented students in 38 school districts throughout Michigan. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multiacultural Affairs
  • North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services| $24,262.00 | February 2012 | Continuation | To support the expansion of the www.wichealth.org Health Child Education project. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Department of Education| $4,277.00 | February 2012 | Continuation | To provide meals and snacks to children receiving nonresidential daycare at SMU Children's Place Learning Center. PI: Mrs. Janice Quakenbush, The Children's Place
  • Western Michigan University Research Foundation | $20,000.00 | February 2012 | New | To advance the university (bench) prototype to a stage suitable for use by industry for validation and evaluation on their machines and materials. PI: Dr. John Patten, Manufacturing Engineering
  • Western Michigan University Research Foundation | $17,700.00 | February 2012 | New | To determine if PNU-282987 has neuroprotective effects against glaucoma-like conditions if applied as eye drops. PI: Dr. Cindy Linn, Biological Sciences
  • Western Michigan University Research Foundation | $12,000.00 | February 2012 | New | To reduce the burden of debugging common concurrency errors in concurrent programs so that it is comparable to the effort of debugging single-threaded sequential programs. PI: Dr. Zijiang James Yang, Computer Science

Awards from January 2012

  • Eaton Corporation| $371,020.00 | January 2012 | Supplemental | To promote innovative ideas and solutions for hybrid drives by developing a hybrid vehicle drive testing lab and identifying collaborating consortium participants. PI: Dr. William Liou, CAVIDS Center, Co-PIs: Claudia Hansford, Dr. Shiva Om Bade Shrestha, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration| $100,000.00 | January 2012 | Supplemental | To improve the current understanding of the ionization balance and line emission of cosmic plasmas. PI: Dr. Thomas Gorczyca, Physics
  • National Science Foundation| $99,802.00 | January 2012 | New | To develop and test new functionalities for a suite of public domain mathematical and statistical software tools connected to the common Core State Stnadards for Mathematics. PI: Dr. Christian Hirsdch, Mathematics
  • Scenaria, Inc. | $92,201.00 | January 2012 | New | To design and develop intelligent web services and visualization compontnts in support of Quality Function Deployment (QFD) PI: Dr. Ala I Al-Fuqaha, Computer Science
  • Various Industries | $84,125.00 | January 2012 | Supplemental | To provide breakthrough applied computer simulation knowledge in vehicle analysis and design to the vehicle industry. PI: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala, CAVIDS Center
  • U.S. Geological Survey | $61,994.00 | January 2012 | New | To map two Michigan guadrangles through the Great lakes mapping coalition using traditional, KIDAR and contract drilling techniques. PI: Dr. Alan Kehew, Geosciences
  • International Development Research Center | $38,777.00 | January 2012 | New | To produce information to better understand trends in evaluation research excellence, learn from approached used by other research funders and identify evaluation frameworks that could be useful in evaluating supported research. PI: Dr. Chris Coryn, Co-PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation
  • Literacy Center of West Michigan| $7,583.00 | January 2012 | Supplemental To ascertain the effect of the Family Literacy Program on students in participating families, determine the improvement of English as a second language and parenting skills for the parents. PI: Ms. Stephanie Evergreen, Evaluation
  • Stryker Instruments| $516.18 | January 2012 | Supplemental | To provide training and modeling assistance regarding the Neptune Vacuum system. PI: Dr. Parviz Merati, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth | $87,451.00 | January 2012 | Continuation | To support the development and implementation of multiple retention strategies in consideration of indentified institution specific academic and non-academic barriers impacting equality of opportunity and achievement. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth | $98,328.00 | January 2012 | Renewal | To provide doctoral fellowships to doctoral students. PI: Tony Dennis, Grad College
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Awards from December 2011

  • Michigan Campus Compact| $1,000.00| December 2011 | New | To engage university students in diversity service projects. PI: Mrs. Tiffany B White, Co-PI: Tierra Marshall, Vice President for Diversity & Inclusion
  • Biological Sciences Curriculum Study Center for Research and Evaluation| $86,596.00 | December 2011 | New |To improve the design of Cluster-Randomized Trials of science education interventions by improving the accuracy of the parameter extimates used in their power analyses and corresponding estimates of minimum sample size. PI: Dr. Jessaca Spybrook, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign| $77,462.00 | December 2011 | Continuation | To evaluate the carbon sequestration potential of Cambro-Ordovician strata of Illinois and Michigan basins. PI: Dr. David Barnes, Co-PIs: Dr. William Harrison III, Dr. Duane Hampton, Geosciences
  • Various Industries | $68,250.00 | December 2011 | Supplemental | To provide breakthrough applied computer simulation knowledge in vehicle analysis and design to the vehicle industry. PI: Dr. Muralidhar Ghantasala, CAVIDS Center
  • TAugustana College| $60,000.00 | December 2011 | New | To provide formative and summative external evaluation services to Agustana College's NSF RNC-UBE grant which will help to provide information to improve the grant mid-course. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation
  • Northeastern University Civil Environmental Engineering | $33,550.00 | December 2011 | New | To investigate, characterize, model and derive practical procedures for the consequences of column shear-axial failure on the collapse of vulnerable RC frame buildings. PI: Dr. Xiaoyun Shao, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • University of Chicago | $27,600.00 | December 2011 | Supplemental | To improve the capacity of research to design and analyze data from group randomized trials. PI: Dr. Jessaca Spybrook, Educational Leadrship, Research and Technology
  • NATO Science Programme Cooperative Science and Technology | $26,895.51 | December 2011 | Supplemental | To develop and demonstrate ways to integrate renewable groundwater resources into the water budget of watersheds in arid regions. PI: Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences
  • U.S. Civilian Research and Development Foundation | $16,000.00 | December 2011 | New | To achieve high energy efficiency by optimization of metamagnetic transformations in Heusler alloys. PI: Dr. Pnina Ari-Gur, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Behnke Warehouse | $3,000.00 | December 2011 | New | To develop a Content Management System (CMS) - based web solution for Behnke Logistics. PI: Dr. Ala I Al-Fuqaha, Computer Science
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services| $581,546.99 | December 2011 | Supplemental | To provide daily living, communication, behavior control and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. PI: Dr. Carol Sundberg, Center for Disability Services
  • Michigan Department of Community Health | $270,000.00 | December 2011| Supplemental | To help support the enhancement and implementation of the changes to wichealth.org functionality. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Corporation for Public Broadcasting | $144,467.00 | December 2011 | Renewal | To sustain public radio services in local communities, WMUK will use the majority of the funds to pay for mational program acquisition. PI: Mr. Gordon Bolar, WMUK Radio
  • Wayne County Regional Educational Services Agency | $100,000.00 | December 2011 | Continuation | To increase the content and pedagogy knowledge of 7 - 12 math and science teachers and increase teacher awareness of student misconceptions of content. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI, Co-PI: Ms. Kristin Everett, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
  • Michigan Department of Community Health | $15,000.00 | December 2011 | Renewal | To maintain a comprehensive Fetal Alcohol Syndrom Clinic which includes diagnostic services, training and advocacy, and accepts at-risk cases from the community. PI: Dr. James Henry, Co-PI: Ms. Connie Black-Pond, School of Social Work
  • Inter Tribal council-Arizona | $6,550.00 | December 2011 | Supplemental | To assess WIC participant and western region state agencies needs and interests associated with capacities for enhancing WIC services through technology. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Truman Medical Center | $6,500.00 | December 2011 |New | To support inclusion of Truman Medical Center into existing wichealth.org system for purposes of implementation, support and evaluation. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of Wisconsin | $3,000.00 | December 2011 | New | To support modifications to wichealth.org to fit the Wisconsin SAM system. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Department of Community Health | $2,000.00 | December 2011 | Renewal | To address healthcare disparities for underserved African American southwest Michigan populations who have or are at risk for diabetes. PI: Dr. Amy Curtis, Interdisciplinary Health Services
  • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality| $393,844.60 | December 2011 | New | To treat urban NPS stormwater runoff through implementation of LID (Low Impact Development) principles and practices thereby improving conditions in Asylum Lake and West Fork. PI: Miss Cari DeLong, Landscape Services
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Awards from November 2011

  • National Science Foundation | $264,177.00 | November 2011 | New | To investigate the properties of a synthesized enzyme that has been extinct for at least 200 million years which will be used to uncover general evolutionary patterns that characterize gene family evolution. Director: Todd Barkman, Biological Sciences
  • Arizona Geological Survey Headquarters | $99,314.00 | November 2011 | Continuation | To compile Michigan-specific geothermal data in an integrated distributed and searchable national data system that should drive renewed efforts to identify, assess, and exploit geothermal energy resources across America. Director: Dr. William Harrison III, Geosciences
  • Stryker Medical | $66.500.00 | November 2011 | Continuation | To ergonomically evaluate several different stretcher designs using quantitive measures. PI: Dr. Tycho Fredericks, Co-PI: Dr. Steven Butt, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Michigan State University| $29,314.00 | November 2011 | Continuation | To plan and implement all evaluation activities for this project, including development of instruments and procedures, data collection, data analysis and reporting. PI: Dr. Mark Jenness, SAMPI
  • Argonne National Laboratory | $27,626.00 | November 2011 | Continuation | To support Xuan Gao's student reserach at the Advanced Photon Source at Argonne National Laboratory. PI: Dr. Clement Burns, Physics
  • The American Foundry Society, Inc.| $22,000.00 | November 2011 | New | To characterize and test green sand samples. PI: Dr. Sam Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering, Co-PI: Dr. Jan Pekarovic, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering and Imaging
  • Swiss National Science Foundation | $16,336.00 | November 2011 | New| To evaluate the overall quality assurance and transparency in evaluation across the Swiss National Science foundation's funding instrument. PI: Dr. Chris Coryn, Evaluation, Co-PIs: Dr. Brooks Applegate, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology, Dr. Daniela Schroeter, Evaluation
  • State of Utah | $27,750.00 | November 2011 | Continuation| To support expansion of the www.wichealth.org Healthy Child Education project. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Iowa Department of Public Health | $13,000.00 | November 2011 | New | To support and provide access to wichealth.org for WIC clients associated with Women and Infants hospital, Providence, RI. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Womens and Infants Hospital | $1,500.00| November 2011 | Renewal To support inclusion of Truman Medical Center into existing wichhealth.org system for purposes of implementation, support and evaluation. PI: Dr. Robert J Bensley, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Michigan Mathematics & Science Centers UCI Division | $30,563.00 | November 2011 | Continuation | To provide technical assistance and consultation to a network of math and science centers in Michigan. PI: Ms. Kristin Evertt, Mallinson Institute for Science Education, Co-PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI
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Awards from October 2011

  • Iowa State University | $ 35,964.00 | October 2011 | Continuation | To study the impact of the HHMI project at Iowa State University. PI: Dr. Charles Henderson, Mallison Institute for Science Education
  • National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance | $ 8,000.00 | October 2011 | New | To develop and integrate theories and hands-on practices of energy efficiency and sustainability in human powered transportation systems into the curricula of two engineering technology programs. PI: Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Co-PI: Dr. Alamgir Choudhury, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Michigan Department of Education | $ 135,000.00 | October 2011 | Continuation | To provide technical assistance to the Michigan Department of Education, to conduct a cross-site evaluation of Title II (3) program. PI: Dr. Mark Jenness, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
  • University of North Carolina at Charlotte | $ 105,120.00 | October 2011 | Supplemental | PI: Dr. Paula Kohler, Special Education and Literacy Studies
  • U.S. Department of Defense | $ 54,177.00 | October 2011 | New | To assemble and analyze data on air temperatures, ground water levels, pumping rates and slope movement collected in past years from test sites on the shore of Lake Michigan in Allegan County. PI: Dr. Ronald Chase, Geosciences
  • Bronson Methodist | $ 23,780.00 | October 2011 | Supplemental | To help identify independent and dependent variables, sample size determination, and appropriate statistical procedures and their computation on various research related projects of Bronson Methodist Hospital. PI: Dr. Jeffrey Terpstra, Statistics
  • Prevention Works | $ 23,000.00 | October 2011 | Continuation | To provide evaluation and consultation to Prevention Works substance abuse prevention programming. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • RAND Corporation | $ 20,000.00 | October 2011 | New | To provide national evaluation of the Department of Justice Safe Start Promising Approaches grant by providing funds to sites to collect and submit data from control sites to use in evaluation of data in the main Safe Start program. PI: James Henry, School of Social Work
  • Pennsylvania State University | $ 11,400.00 | October 2011 | New | To understand the potential for spread and posssible transmission pathways of White Nose Syndrom which is crucial to the effective management of little brown bats and other affected bat species. PI: Dr. Maarten Vonhof, Biological Sciences
  • University of Michigan-Dearborn | $ 5,000.00 | October 2011 | Supplemental | To plan and implement all evaluation activities for this project, including development of instruments and procedures, data collection, data analysis, and reporting. PI: Dr. Mark Jenness, SAMPI
  • Inter Tribal Council-Arizona | $ 20,000.00 | October 2011 | Supplemental To assess WIC participant and western region state agencies needs and interests associated with capacities for enhancing WIC services through technology.PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • U.S. Department of Education | $ 19,495.00 | October 2011 |Supplemental | To generate in program participants the skills and motivation necessary to complete a program of secondary educatioon and to enter and succeed in a program of postsecondary education. PI: Dr. Erika Ann Carr, Division of Multicultural Affairs
  • State of Oklahoma WIC Services | $ 16,000.00 | October 2011 | Continuation | To provide Oklahoma WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Robert J Bensley, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Kansas Department of Administration| $ 11,000.00 | October 2011 | New | To provide Kansas WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrition education system. PI: Robert J Bensley, Health, Physical Education and Recreation
  • Hawaii Department of Education | $ 7,400.00 | October 2011 | New | To conduct program evaluation workshop and one day of evaluation training for the Department of Education in the state of Hawaii PI: Dr. Chris Coryn, The Evaluation Center
  • The W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research | $ 6,000.00 | October 2011 | Renewal | To support the Werner Sichel Lecturer Seminar Series "The Economics of Health" PI: Dr. William Kern, Economics
  • Stryker Instruments | $ 5,756.73 | October 2011 | New | To provide guidance and instruction to Stryker personnel related to Triton product noise and vibration suppression. PI: Dr. Koorosh Naghshineh, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Ohio Campus Compact | $ 2,000.00 | October 2011 | Continuation | To support a course with a philanthropy component, allowing students to award community projects on a competitive basis. PI: Dr. Timothy Ready, Lewis Walker Institute for Radce and Ethnic Relations
  • University of Michigan | $ 14,400.00 | October 2011 | New | To explore ways to expand and strengthen the Michigan AGEP alliance, most notable, by bringing Michigan Tech into the alliance. PI: Dr. Gene Freudenburg, The Graduate College
  • Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth | $150,000.00 | October 2011 | Continuation | To increase the graduation rates of academically and/or economically disadvantaged students currently enrolled at WMU. PI: Diana Hernandez, Co-PI: Vunsin Hiew Doubblestein, Division of Multiculturan Affairs
  • State of Michigan Workforce Development Agency| $ 53,700.00 | October 2011 | Continuation | To increase the number of academically and/or economically disadvantaged students who enroll in and complete teacher education programs at the baccalaureate level. PI: Jodie Palmer, Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies
  • Michigan Department of Education | $ 5,863.00 | October 2011 | Continuation | To provide meals and snacks to children receiving nonresidential daycare at WMU Children's Place Learning Center. PI: Mrs. Janice Quakenbush, The Children's Place
  • Clean Energy Coalition | $ 198,500.00 | October 2011 | Supplemental | To purchase and implement the use of alternative energy vehicles as part of the Clean Energy Coalition Michigan Green Fleets program through the U.S. Department of energy. PI: Dr. Harold Glasser, Office of Sustainability, Co-PI: Mr. Peter Strazdas, Physical Plant
  • Michigan Department of energy, Labor and Economic Growth | $214,593.00| October 2011 | Continuation | To establish a rehabilitation internship/employment recruitment model program within the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs public vocational rehabilitation program. PI: Dr. Patrick Munley, Co-PI's Dr. Jennipher Wiebold, Dr Stephen Craig, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
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Awards from September 2011

  • U.S. Department of Education| $ 149,974.00 | September 2011 | Continuation | To support training of 6 semester generalists degree and a 7 semester dual degree in rehabilitation counseling specializing in Blindness and Low Vision, graduating 30 counselors in the 5 year project. PI: Dr Jennipher Wiebold, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology, Co-PIs: Dr. James Leja, Blindness and Low Vision Studies, Dr. Patrick Munley, Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology
  • Iowa State University | $ 35,964.00 | September 2011 | Continuation | To study the impact of the HHMI project at Iowa State University. PI: Dr. Charles Henderson, Mallinson Institute for Science Education
  • National collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance | $ 8,000.00 | September 2011 | New | To develop and integrate theories and hands on practices of energy efficiency and sustainability in human powered transportation systems into the curricula of two engineering technology programs. PI: Dr. Jorge Rodriguez, Co-PI: Dr. Alamgir Choudhury, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • U.S. Department of Education | $ 693,564.00 | September 2011 | Continuation To provide comprehensive instruction and mentoring to aspiring and practicing principals in high need school districts, monitoring program effectiveness. PI: Dr. Jianping Shen, Co-PI: Dr. Van Cooley, Educational Leadership, Research and Technology
  • U.S. Department of Justice | $ 499,983.00 | September 2011 | New To analyze if youth who receive trauma interventions will have a reduction in committing subsequent crimes, have increased academic progress and reduced behavioral symptomology compared to those that are not participating in trauma treatment. PI: Dr. James Henry, School of Social Work, Co-PIs: Atchison, Occupational Therapy, Dr. Chris Coryn, Interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation
  • National Science Foundation | $ 456,208.00 | September 2011 | New | To develop a "how to" guide for principal investigators who have a project focused on developing faculty expertise in undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering and math. PI: Dr. Charles Henderson, Physics
  • National Science Foundation| $ 332,000.00 | September 2011 | New | To focus on the development of novel computational approaches and the subsequent application to the study of the anomeric effect. PI: Dr. Yirong Mo, Chemistry
  • National Science Foundation | $ 289,574.00 | September 2011 | New | To acquire a high performance computer cluster to support interdisciplinary projects focused on computational engineering. PI: Dr. Elise DeDoncker, Computer Science, Co-PIs: Dr. Paul Fleming III, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging, Dr. Peter Gustafson, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • U.S. Department of Justice | $ 250,000.00 | September 2011 | Continuation |To effectively reduce violence impact in Kalamazoo by identifying and intervening with children and families in high risk neighborhoods with a host of community partners. PI: Dr. James Henry, Co-PI: Ms. Connie Black-Pond, School of Social Work
  • U.S. Department of Energy | $ 200,000.00 | September 2011 | Renewal | To further the understanding of fundamental interactions between photons and complex systems using the Advanced Light source and the Linac coherent Light Source. PI: Dr. Nora Berrah, Physics
  • National Science Foundation | $ 192,000.00 | September 2011 | Continuation | To continue its Research Experiences for Undergraduates Site in Environmental Signal Transduction. PI: Dr.Susan Stapleton, Chemistry, Co-PI: Dr. John Spitsbergen, Biological Sciences
  • University of Louisville | $ 129,895.00 | September 2011 | Continuation To implement a targeted study to evaluate the National Research Center for Career and Technical Education's effectiveness and assess their work against GRPA measures. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, The Evaluation Center, Co-PI: Dr. Richard Zinser, Family and Consumer Sciences
  • National Science Foundation | $ 124,300.00 | September 2011 | New To use satellite radar data to measure the spatial and temporal variations in subsidence rates across the delta of the Nile River, identify factors controlling subsidence and predict future responses to those factors. PI: Dr. Mohamed Sultan, Geosciences
  • Oklahoma State University | $ 86,188.00 | September 2011 | New | To quantitatively characterize biological, geochemical and psysical processess contributingg to detectable biogeophysical signals associated with contamination of the unsatured and saturated soils. PI: Dr. Silvia Rossbach, Biological Sciences
  • Kalamazoo College | $ 75,000.00 | September 2011 | New | To provide external evaluation services for a FIPSE grant intended to improve student retention and connection through innovative advising practices. PI: Dr. Daniela Schroeter, The Evaluation Center
  • Battelle Memorial Institute | $ 31,262.00 | September 2011 | Continuation | To develop a simulation framework for evaluationg regional geologic CO2 storage deployment along the Arches Province of the Midwestern United States. PI: Dr. David Barnes, Co-PI: Dr. Duane Hampton
  • Eaton Corporation| $ 30,000.00 | September 2011 | New To develop a methodology to measure, analyze and reduce key duty cycle parameters that influence the life of vehicle components. PI: Dr. William Liou, CAVIDS Center
  • Michigan Department of Transportation| $ 20,000.00 | September 2011 | New |To advance the durability of highway structures in Michigan through research activities of the Center of Excellence on Structural Durability. PI: Haluk Aktan, Civil and Construction Engineering
  • Gilead Sciences, Inc. | $ 12,900.00 | September 2011 | New | TTo evaluate liver tissue from a dog.. PI: Dr. Robert Eversole, Biological Sciences
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services | $ 566,107.92 | September 2011 | New To provide daily living, communication, behavior control, and social skill services to developmentally disabled adults. PI: Dr. Carol Sundbert, Center for Disability Services
  • Michigan Department of Community Health | $ 225,000.00 | September 2011 | Renewal | To expand existing wichealth.org system to include expanded text messaging, system impact, implementation training redesign and expansion and rewriting educational links. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Department of Community Health | $ 190,000.00 | September 2011 | New | To help support the enhancement and implementation of the changes to wichealth.org functionality. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Michigan Department of Community Health | $ 164,000.00 | September 2011 | Renewal To support expansion of the wichealth.org Healthy Child Education project. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of Utah | $ 121,500.00 | September 2011 | Continuation | To support the expansion of the www.health.org healthy child education project. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • State of Montana | $ 112,000.00 | September 2011 | New | To provide Montana WIC clients access to services and support associated with the wichealth.org nutrituion education systemPI: Koretsky, Carla M, Geosciences
  • Kalamazoo Community Mental Health Services | $ 68,553.00 | September 2011 | Renewal | To provide behavioral consultation services to Kalamazoo county Mental Health staff, to provide effective behavioral support for consumers with developmental disabilities and significant behavioral problems. PI: Dr. Stephanie Peterson, Psychology
  • Prevention Network | $ 15,000.00 | September 2011 | Continuation | To limit alcohol availability to underage students and create a health-promoting normative environment that supports non-use for underage students. PI: Ms. Carolyn Robertson, Sindecuse Health Center
  • Arts Midwest | $ 4,800.00 | September 2011 | New | To develop and implement community education and outreach activities in connection with the Rennie Harris Puremovement engagement at Miller Auditorium. PI: Ms. Tracey Lawie, Miller Auditorium
  • U.S. Department of Education | $ 284,754.00 | September 2011 | Continuation | To provide academic and other support services to low-income, first-generation or disabled college students to increase retention and graduation rates. PI: Mrs. Charlotte Giscombe, Academic Skills Center
  • U.S. Department of Education| $ 213,180.00 | September 2011| Continuation | To increase the retention, graduation, and academic success of the 140 program participants through an array of intensive holistic, student-centered services. PI: Ms. Laura Ciccantell, Academic Advising, Co-PI: Dr. Katharine Cummings, College of Education and Human Development
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Awards from August 2011

  • U.S. Department of Education | $299,412.00 | August 2011 | Renewal | To train 44 adapted physical education teachers over four years using the hybrid online master's program. PI: Dr. Jiabei Zhang, Human Performance and Health Education
  • U.S. Department of Education | $291,533 | August 2011 | Continuation | To prepare indicifuals as Teachers of Children with Visual Impairments, Orientation and Mobility Specialists. PI: Robert Shawn Wall Emerson, Co-PI: Donna B Lee, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • U.S. Department of Education | $99,941.00 | August 2011 | Continuation | To increase the number of highly qualified Orientation and Mobility specialists trained in providing rehabilitation services to individuals with visual impairments by graduating 55 students during the next 5 years. PI: Dr. Dae Shik Kim, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • U.S. Department of Education | $81,941.00 | August 2011 | Continuation | To increase the number of highly qualified Vision Rehabilitation Therapists trained to provide rehabilitation services to individuals with vision impairments by graduating 60 students in the 5 year grant cycle. PI: Dr. Helen Lee, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
  • National Science Foundation | $166,252.00 | August 2011 | Supplemental | To establish and operate an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Evaluation Resource Center (ERC) which will assist ATE grantees with producing high quality evaluations. PI: Dr. Lori Wingate, Co-PI: Dr. Arlen Gullickson, The Evaluation Center
  • Korea Association of Industry, Academy, and Research Institute | $91,148.00 | August 2011 | New |To investigate the performance of a Surface Acoustic Wave-based transponder and its feasibility for aerospace applications. PI: Dr. Kapseong Ro, Co-PI: Dr. Massood Zandi Atashbar, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • National Science Foundation | $87,230.00 | August 2011 | New |To make high-frequency measurements within and above the forest canopy to get a detailed look at seasonal variation of Biogenic Volatile Organic Compounds. PI: Steve Bertman, Chemistry
  • Mississippi State University | $84,191.00 | August 2011 | Supplemental |To develop models and test methods for understanding and predicting durability of vehicle parts in extreme operating environments. PI: Dr. William Liou, CAVIDS Center
  • Sintokogio, LTD | $50,000.00 | August 2011 | New | To evaluate greensand systems using a portable areation technology in foundry trials. PI: Dr. Sam Ramrattan, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention | 49,961.00 | August 2011 | New | To perform follow up testing on prior participants using different earphones and stimuli to determine the extent to which prior results obtained with the same individuals were related to the earphone or acoustic stimulus. PI: Gregory Flamme, Speech Pathology and Audiology
  • National Science Foundation | $40,000.00 | August 2011 | New | To quantitatively characterize biological, geochemical and physical processes contributing to detectable biogeophysical signals associated with contamination of the unsaturated and saturated zones of soils. PI: Dr. Michael Famiano, Physics
  • The Michigan Initiative for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (MIIE) | $31,200.00 |August 2011 | New | To provide a hands-on learning experience for undergraduate students in the process of new product and business development. PI: Dr. Steven Butt, Co-PI: Dr. Tycho Fredericks, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Literacy Center of West Michigan| $22,000.00 | August 2011 | Supplemental | To ascertain the effect of the Family Literacy program on students in participating families, determine the improvement of English as a second language and parenting skills for the parents. PI: Stephanie Evergreen, Evaluation Center
  • Haworth, Inc. | $10,000.00| August 2011 | Supplemental | To investigate the relationship between local forces and pressure in industrial seating in order to improve product performance. PI: Dr. Tycho Fredericks, Co-PI: Dr. Steven Butt, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering
  • Livingston County Circuit Court | $7,885.00 | August 2011 | New | To independently evaluate the Livingston County Adult Drug Treatment Court Program. PI: Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • International Food Protection Training Institute | $7,745.00 | August 2011 | Continuation | To evaluate and assess the training curriculum for governmental food protection officials. PI: Dr. Kieran Fogarty, Occupational Therapy
  • Stryker Instruments | $6,194.16 | August 2011 | New | To provide training and modeling assistance regarding the Neptune Vacuum System PI: Dr. Parviz Merati, Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering
  • Michigan Department of Community Health| $115,000.00 | August 2011 | New | To support the expansion of the wichealth.org healthy child education project. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Wayne County Regional Educational Services | $100,000.00 | August 2011 | Continuation | To increase the content and pedagogy knowledge of 7 - 12 math and science teachers and increase teacher awareness of student misconceptions of content. PI: Dr. Mary Anne Sydlik, SAMPI, Co-PI: Kristin Everette, Mallison Institute for Science Studies
  • General Electric Company GE Aviation | $50,600.90 | August 2011 | New | To provide training to GE Aviation personnel through Avionics, Private Pilot Ground and Instrument Rating Ground Schools. PI: Dr. Raymond Thompson, Co-PI's: Martin Grant, Michael Ervin Ludwiczak, College of Aviation
  • Michigan Department of Education | $13,670.00 | August 2011 | New To identify new CTE teachers' perceived level of competance concerning the recently updated PBTE competencies. PI: Dr. Robert Adam Manley, Co-PI: Dr. Richard Zinser, Family and Consumers Sciences
  • City of Portage | $10,019.00 | August 2011 | New | To survey residents to obtain their viewpoints on city services and other important issues. PI: Dr. Thomas VanValey, Sociology
  • Arizona State University | $9,605.00 | August 2011 | New | To organize and digitically store the Fort St. Joseph Archaeological data to the Digital Archaeological Record and contribute a selection of unpublished literature. PI: Dr. Michael Nassaney, Anthropology
  • American College of Cardiology Foundation | $5,000.00 | August 2011 | Supplemental | To conduct nine simulation exercises to understand regional transfer challenges in patients having an acute STEMI condition. PI: Beth Beaudin-Seiler, College of Aviation
  • University of Michigan | $11,442.00 | August 2011 | $11,442.00 | Supplemental | To work with community colleges to increase enrollment of underrepresented minority students in STEM fields who have the potential for success in completing a bachelor of science degree. PI: Dr. Edmund Tsang, College of engineering and Applied Sciences, Co-PI: Dr. Andrew Kline, Paper Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Imaging
  • Clean Energy Coalition | $448,800.00 | August 2011 | New | To purchase, install and track performance of 15 electric vehicle charging stations with an approximate 40 KW solar array. PI: Harold Glasser, Office for Sustainability, Co-PI: Peter Strazdas, Physical Plant
  • U.S. Department of Education | $131,925.00 | August 2011 | Continuation | TTo provide fellowships to four new domestic students to be trained and educated in research related to energy and environmental chemistry. PI: Dr. Susan Stapleton, Co-PI's: Dr. Susan Stapleton, Dr. Donald Schreiber, Dr. Steven Bertman, Chemistry
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Awards from July 2011

  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | $20,310.00 | July 2011 | Continuation | To provide traineeship support for students enrolled in the MSN program, which prepares nurses as nurse educators and nurse manager/administrators. PI: Dr. Linda Zoeller, School of Nursing
  • Kalamazoo College | $300.00 | July 2011 | Renewal | To administer the graduate athletic training clinical contracts. PI: Dr. Michael Miller, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Alaska Department of Health & Social Services| $5,000.00| July 2011 | Continuation | To support the expansion of the www.wichealth.org Healthy Child Education project. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • Voices for Action| $171,615.00 | July 2011 | Continuation | To coordinate Voices for Action's poverty reduction initiatives statewide and to pilot test specific poverty reduction initiatives in collaboration with community partners in Southwest Michigan. PI: Dr. Earlie Washington, College of Health and Human Services; Co-PIs: Dr. Linwood Cousins, School of Social Work, Dr. Timothy Ready, Lewis Walker Institute for Race and Ethnic Relations
  • University of Minnesota | $8,333.00 | July 2011 | Continuation | To revitalize electric power engineering education by developing laboratories and experiments as part of a nationwide consortium of universities. PI: Dr. Johnson Asumadu, Electrical and Computer Engineering
  • County of Kalamazoo | $9,978.00 | July 2011 | Continuation | To independently evaluate the family dependency court in Kalamazoo, Michigan PI: Dr. Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • County of Kalamazoo | $11,378.00 | July 2011 | Continuation | To independently evaluate the Women's Drug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • County of Kalamazoo | $11,378.00 | July 2011 | Continuation | To independently evaluate the Men's Drug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • California State University, Fullerton | $18,415.00 | July 2011 | Continuation | To test the role of faults as conduits to groundwater flow in the Mojave Desert. PI: Mohamed Sultan, Co-PI: Dr. Adam Milewski, Geosciences
  • County of Kalamazoo| $12,258.00 | July 2011 | Continuation |
    To independently evaluate the Juvenile rug Treatment Court in Kalamazoo County. PI: Dr. David Hartmann, Sociology
  • T.Y. Lin International Great Lakes, Inc. | $32,060.83 | July 2011 | New | To review available MDOT crash data on nonmotorized crashes to determine the types and location of the crashes. PI: Dr. Ron Van Houten, Psychology
  • National Science Foundation | $77,669.00 |July 2011 | Continuation |To enhance an existing U.S. - led experimental program and international collaaboration in cuclear astrophysics at the RIKEN Radioactive Ion Beam Factory and the Western Michigan University physics department. PI: Dr. Michael Famiano, Physics
  • National Science Foundation | $145,000.00 | July 2011 | Supplemental | To synthesize new catalysts to enable solar energy conversion and hydrogen production. PI: Dr. Sherine Obare, Chemistry
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration | $163,340.00 | July 2011 | Supplemental | To research the coolest iron-peak species in astrophysics. PI:Dr. Manuel Bautista, Physics
  • National Science Foundation| $166,252.00 | July 2011 | Supplemental | To establish and operate an Advanced Technological Education (ATE) Evaluation Resource Center (ERC) which will assist ATE grantees with producing high quality evaluations. PI: Lori Wingate, Co-PI: Dr. Arlen Gullickson, The Evaluation Center
  • Inter Tribal Clouncil-Arizona | $278,182.00 | July 2011 | New | To assess WIC participant and western region state agencies needs and interests associated with capacities for enhancing WIC services through technology. PI: Dr. Robert Bensley, Human Performance and Health Education
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services | $414,135.00 | July 2011 | New | To examine the effects of reinnervation of olfactory bulb structure and function in the zebrafish in order to analyze the plasticity of the adult brain. PI: Dr. Christine A. Byrd-Jacobs, Biological Sciences
  • U.S. Department of Health and Human Services| $889,899.00 | July 2011 | Continuation | To research access by blind and visually impaired individuals to complex intersections and develop strategies to enhance street crossing safety. PI: Dr. Richard Long, Blindness and Low Vision Studies
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