FRACAA

Awards

Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award (FRACAA)


The Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award encourage excellence among faculty engaged in scholarly research, scientific inquiry, inventive technology, and original artistic activity. This competitive program offers grants for project-related expenses. For additional information about this program, please contact Allison Weiner.

2013 - 2014

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Manuel Bautista Physics Photoionization of Quasar Outflows
Lori Brown Flight Science Light Exposure on Flight Crew
Amy Curtis Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Analysis of Diabetes
Andrzej Dudek Math Ramsey-Type Numbers
Brian Gogan English Integrating Models of Reciprocity
Leah Omilion-Hodges Communication Integrating Models of Reciprocity
Andrew Hennlich Frostic School of Art unFixing the Eye
Jennifer Hudson Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Low-Thrust Spacecraft Design
John Jellies Biological Sciences Peripheral Neural Network
Kristina Lemmer Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering Boron Nitride Erosion
Larry Mallak Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Workplace Resilience Instrument
Judy Moonert Music Coalescence Percussion Duo
Christopher Pearl Biological Sciences Estrogen and Male Aging
Diana Prieto Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Breast Cancer Treatment Disparities
Mary Ann Stark Nursing Therapeutic Showering in Labor
Michelle Suarez Occupational Therapy Physiology of Food Selectivity
Joyashish Thakurta Geosciences Back Forty Sulfide
Gregory Veeck Geography China's Pasture Areas
Richard Zinser Family and Consumer Science Technical Education in Russia

2012 - 2013

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Karen Bondarchuk Frostic School of Art Exploration of Animal Consciousness
Martha Councell-Vargas Music Somos Americanos
Kathryn Docherty Biological Sciences Making Green Chemicals Greener
Anthony Ellis English Another Side of Senescence
Charles Emerson Geography New Geospatial Approaches
Claudia Fajardo-Hansford Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Research on thermal Transport
John Geiser Biological Sciences Identification of Plague Cellular Targets
Sharon Gill Biological Sciences Exploring How Male Songbirds Respond
Ramakrishna Guda Chemistry Two-Photon Fluorescence Spectroscopy
James Kiddle Chemistry Stereoselective Lewis Base-Activated
Valerian Kwigizile Civil and Construction Engineering Improving Road Safety
Karen Lancendorfer Marketing How Voters Use Motives
Yan Lu Biological Sciences A Role of a Thylakoid Zinc-Finger
Lei Meng Geography Role of Antecedent Soil Moisture
John Miller Chemistry Off-Grid, In-Water Benthic Algae Growth
Christine Moser Economics Improving Food Safety
Bilinda Straight Anthropology Samburu Grandparents and their Youth Caregivers
Blair Szymczyna Chemistry Assembly Mechanism of a Potential Target
Andre Venter Chemistry Improved Mass Spectrometric Analysis
Patricia Villalobos-Echeverria Frostic School of Art Cystema
Brian Young Paper, Chemical Engineering and Imaging Printed Nanotube-Based Immunosensor

2011 - 2012

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Yirong Mo Chemistry Computational Study of Electron Transfer in Protiens
Grace Tiffany English Gunpowder Percy
James Palmitessa Biological SciencesHistory Making the New Europe: Czech Historical Writing from the 15th to 17th Centuries
Jacqueline Eng Anthropology Ancient Health among Nomadic Pastoralists of Mongolia
Luigi Berto History Language Power, and Society in Early Medieval Venice
Carla Koretsky Geosciences Impact of Road Salt on the Geochemistry of an Urban Kettle Lake
Bruce Bejcek Biological Sciences Herpes simplex microRNAs in Cervical cancer
Gellert Mezei Chemistry Molecularly woven materials from Metal-organic precursors
David Lemberg Geography Visualizing a Multimodal Trail Around Lake Michigan
Jon Holtzman Anthropology "Sweet" Memories? Confectionary And History in Japan
Debra Lindstrom-Hazel Occupational Therapy Exploring Bangladesh OT Expert Clinical Reasoning
Michelle Kominz Mathematics Preliminary Two Dimensional Sequence Stratigraphic Backstripping
Theresa Grant + Jane-Jane Lo Mathematics Prospective Teachers' Conceptions of Numbers and Operations
Elke Schoffers Chemistry Chemical Synthesis of Specific Inosamine Derivatives
Scott Cowan Music "Reflection," New Music and CD For the Scott Cowan Quintet
Sherine Obare Chemistry Design & Evaluation of Sensors for The Detection of Toxic Organophosphorus Compounds
Valery Bliznyuk (from 2010) Materials Science + Engineering Surface crystallization process in ultrathin polymer films

2010 - 2011

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Anemone, Robert Anthropology Using GIS and remote Sensing in the Search for Fossil Mammals
Dr. Athappilly, Kuriakose Business Information Systems Developing and Testing a Prototype of a Community-Based Health Informatics System
Dr. Barkman, Todd Biological Sciences Ghosts of evolution past: Using an extinct ancestral enzyme to understand modern-day activities
Dr. Biener, Zvi Philosophy Mapping the History of Science: A Pilot Visualization Project
Dr. Bliznyuk, Valery Materials Science & Engineering Surface crystallization process in ultrathin polymer films
Dr. Browning, Christine Mathematics Developing Statistical Reasoning of Middle School Students
Ms. Garza-Kling, Gina Developing Statistical Reasoning of Middle School Students
Mr. Daniels, James Theatre So Far From God
Dr. Davis, Jon Mathematics Prospective Mathematics Teachers' Textbook Interactions
Dr. Downey, Allison Teacher, Learning, & Educational Studies Study of American Storytelling Today & Creation of New Form
Dr. Hrehorova, Erika Paper Coating Imaging Gravure Printing of Transparent Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics
Dr. Rebros, Marian Gravure Printing of Transparent Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics
Dr. Joslin, Katherine English Theodore Roosevelt, A Literary Biography
Dr. Kohler, Steve Biological Sciences Distribution and Population Genetics of a Keystone Parasite
Dr. Linn, Cindy Biological Sciences Acetylcholine release in an in vivo model of glaucoma
Dr. Machiorlatti, Jennifer Communication, School of Matriarchal Voices: Native and First Nations Women in Film & Video
Dr. Mirzeler, Mustafa English Voyage of Sir Vivian Fuchs to the Legendary South Island
Dr. Nisula, Dasha Foreign Languages Free Verse and American Roots in East European Literature
Dr. Orbe, Mark Communication, School of Obama: Public Perceptions of Communication Competence and Race
Dr. Paul, Rajib Statistics Paleoclimatic Reconstruction of Rainfall and Drought in Midwest
Dr. Pearl, Christopher Biological Sciences Estrogen Regulation of Protein Secretion in the Rodent Epididymis
Dr. Ratner, Carl Music, School of The Russian and American Song Recital: A Cultural Exchange
Dr. Rossbach, Silvia Biological Sciences Role of scyllo-inositol in plant-bacteria interactions
Dr. Spitsbergen, John Biological Sciences Neurotrophic factor expression in mouse skeletal muscle
Dr. Totton, Mary-Louise Frostic School of Art Linked to Last: Networked Architecture in Ninth-Century Java
Dr. Whitten, Elizabeth Special Education and Literacy Studies Using Emerging Technologies to Improve the Teaching of Pre-service Special Education Students
Dr. Wallace, Luchara Using Emerging Technologies to Improve the Teaching of Pre-service Special Education Students


2009 - 2010

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Abdel-Qader, Ikhlas Electrical and Computer Engineering An Algorithm for the Detection of Subsurface Defects in Transportation Infrastructure
Dr. Burns, Clement Physics Improving the Efficiency of Next Generation Solar Cells
Dr. Byrd-Jacobs, Christine Biological Sciences Ultra structural Detection of Glutamate Receptors in Zebrafish
Dr. Crotchett, Cat Frostic School of Art Cross-cultural explorations through Wax
Dr. Fajardo, Claudia Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering The Effect of Fuel Injection Timing on the Turbulence Properties in an Internal Combustion Engine
Dr. Gill, Sharon Biological Sciences Understanding the hormonal basis for conflict and cooperation
Dr. Guda, Ramakrishna Chemistry Functional Nanoscale Materials for Multiphoton Imaging & Sensor Protection
Dr. Jones, Jeffrey Teaching, Learning and Educational Studies The Development of Youth Purpose in a Social Action Program
Dr. Katbamna, Bharti Speech Pathology and Audiology Prenatal smoke exposure: Auditory maturation and gene expression
Dr. Lillen, Leszek Computer Science Using Oppnets for Emergency Applications
Dr. Meade, David Manufacturing Engineering Precision Electrode Spray of Nano-sixe Composite Powder Paint Particles
Dr. Mickus, Maureen Occupational Therapy Improving Social Participation for Ethnic Minority Elders: A University-Community Partnership
Dr. Moe, Angela Sociology Holistic Healing Through Middle Eastern Dance
Dr. Quraeshi, Zahir Marketing Managerial Decision-Making for Offshore Health Care Alternatives
Dr. Swoboda, Deanna Music, School of Shamanic Journey , CD recording
Dr. VanZoest, Laura Mathematics Pivotal Moments in Beginning Teacher's Practice
Dr. Vocke, Karen English Perspectives on Migrant Education in Michigan
Dr.Wang, Yuan-Kang Sociology Hierarchy and Asia's Regional Order: Past and Present
Dr. Wagle, Udaya School of Public Affairs and Administration Economic Security under the PROWRA: The Role of Food Stamps on Income, Employment, & Poverty among low income households with childrens.
Dr. Wardrop, Daneen English Cyclorama: A Collection of Civil War Poems
Dr. Wirtz, Kristina Anthropology Performing Afro-Cuba: Race & History in Religious Ritual and Folkloric Spectacle
Dr. Yang, Li Geography Development & Identity: Relationships in Yunnan, China


2008 - 2009

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Angles, Jeffrey Foreign Languages Literary representations of love between men in interwar Japan
Dr. Ari-Gur, Pnina Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering New ferromagnetic smart materials for micromechanics and energy
Dr. Bondarchuk, Karen Frostic School of Art Corvus series
Dr. Beto, Luigi History Tracing names in medieval Venice: understanding the social values and mentalities of Venetians in middle ages
Dr. Brown, Lori Aviation Post 9/11 flight attendant/pilot security training requirements and communications
Dr. Cho, Christopher Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Enhanced Cooling of Super Motor and Power Electric Units by Liquid Jet and Spray
Dr. Christian, Sue Ellen Communications Exploring Perceptions, Identifying Bias: A Journalist's Guidebook
Dr. Chung, Sung Physics Novel many-body method for strongly correlated condensed matter systems
Dr. Ciccantell , Paul Sociology Coal and Sustainable Development in British Columbia
Dr. Dong, Liang Electrical and Computer Engineering Indoor cooperative localization and communication
Dr. Fynewever, Herb Mallinson Institue of Science Education The Effect of Embedded Assessment on Achievement and Motivation
Dr. Garber, Sharon Dance Ballet choreography with technology and commissioned music
Dr. Gray, Esther Special Education and Literacy Studies Orff's Schulwerk: Music Education via Discovery and Invention
Dr. Gu, Chien-Juh Sociology Gendered Transition and Gendered Struggles in the Process of Settlement: A Case Study of Taiwanese Immigrant Women
Dr. Heasley, Lynne History The Paradox of Abudance: A Great Lakes environmental History
Dr. Hermann-Wilmarth, Jill Special Education and Literacy Studies Dialogue in An Elementary Teacher Critical Literacy Study Group
Dr. Hoppe,Pamela Biological Sciences Regulation of cytoskeleton and Cell Attachment by UNC-82 Kinase
Dr. Horvitz, Brian Educational Leadership and Technology Advanced Professional Development to Foster Online Teaching Excellence at WMU
Dr. Jellies, John Biological Sciences Motor Neurons as Complex Multifunctional Output Cells
Dr. Kane, Donald Biological Sciences Identification and cloning of the zebrafish cell cycle genes
Dr. Kim , Ok-Kyeong Mathematics Using Prediction in Teacher Professional Development
Dr. Lambert, Priscilla Political Science Constitutionalizing Gender
Dr. McGurn, Art Physics Neutron Stars
Dr. Mezei, Gellert Chemistry Molecular Sewing: Towards Novel Molecularly Woven materials
Dr. Peterson, Mary Speech Pathology and Audiology The utility of Fast For Word in changing brainstem level processing of speech stimuli in children with ADD and/or APD
Dr. Poling, Alan Psychology Memory and Oligomers of Amyloid-B Protein
Dr. Reinhold, David Chemistry Induction of Nucleotide Excision Repair Proteins by Chromium
Dr. Rose, Gwen Music Treasures from the Great Lakes, CD recording by Rose/Austin duo
Dr. Saito, Rika Foreign Languages Constructing and Maintaining Gendered Policy of Language in Japan
Dr. Shrestha, Bade Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering Alternative Gaseous Fuel for Gasoline engine Applications
Dr.Tarn, Michael Business Information System An Innovative Team-Based Learning of Information Security
Dr. Warren, Wilson History Japan's Emergence in World Meat Production, Consumption and Trade


2007 - 2008

Name
Department
Area of Interest
Dr. Anemone, Robert Anthropology Does Climate Change Drive Mammalian Evolution?
Dr. Atashbar, Massood Electrical and Computer Engineering Quasi- 1 Dimensional Switchable Chemical Sensing Nanostructures
Dr. Athappilly, Kuriakose Business Information Systems Developing and Testing a Prototype of an Integrated Critical Care Information System (ICCIS)
Dr. Bejcek, Bruce Biological Sciences Role of CUTL1 in Brain Cancers
Dr. Berkhofer, Robert History Forgeries and Historical consciousness in Medieval Europe
Dr. Cheatham, Christopher Health, Physical Education and Recreation Nicotine and Thermoregulation during Acute Heat Exposure
Dr. Essani, Karim Biological Sciences Initial Characterization of Two Frog Virus 3 (FV3) Proteins
Dr. Foulk, Lin School of Music Western Brass Quintet Recording Project
Dr. Gupta, Tarun Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Pilot Study for Energy Assessment in Midwest Industry
Dr. Hill, Sarah Anthropology Garbage and Recycling in Toronto, Mexico City, and Havana
Dr. Kiddle, James Chemistry Development of New Cancer Treatment to Reduce Patient Toxicity
Dr. Koretsky, Carla Geosciences Invasion of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum Salicaria)
Dr. Hauptmann, Emily Political Science The Influence of Big Money on American Political Science in the Postwar Era
Dr. Martini, Edwin History Agent Orange: An International and Interdisciplinary History
Dr. Mo, Yirong Chemistry Mechanism of Ammonia Transport Across AmtB Membrane Protein
Dr. Minnick, Lisa; Bills, Patricia English Language Attitudes and Educational Outcomes
Dr. Moser, Christine Economics Market Information Use in Rural Madagascar
Dr. Severance, Frank Electrical and Computer Engineering Computing with Neuron Cell Cultures
Dr. Rabiej, Roman Industrial Design Nanomechanical Properties of Microstructural Elements of Wood
Dr. Petcovic, Heather Geosciences Field-Based Cognition among Expert Geoscientists: A Pilot Study
Dr. Oh, Jun-Seok Civil and Construction Engineering Communication-based Traffic Safety Enhancement Technologies
Dr. Sharp, Helen Speech Pathology and Audiology What Role Do Adolescents Want in the Oral Cleft Clinic?
Dr. Unrau, Yvonne School of Social Work A Study of Foster Parent Training for Traumatized Children
Dr. Vonhof, Maarten Biological Sciences Explaining Individual Variation in Host Resistance to Parasites
Dr. Rojhani, Arezoo Family and Consumer Sciences
Dr. Webber, Caroline Strategies to Improve Access to Produce among WIC Participants
Dr. Witherspoon, Sheila Counselor Education and Counseling Psychology Initiative to Steer Girls to Explore STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
Dr. Yehia, Sherif Civil and Construction Engineering Cathodic Protection System for Steel Reinforcement- New Approach
Dr. Zhu, Qiji Mathematics Empirical Analysis of Option Pricing Intervals
 
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