News and Events

The Office of the Vice President for Research provides a variety of ways for faculty and staff to access information regarding internal and external funding opportunities and to participate in professional development activities to enhance their scholarship. Compliance staff also publish application deadlines and meeting dates for internal review boards regarding human and animal research.

The office regularly publicizes research and creative activity accomplishments of our faculty and staff. Check both our home page and here to learn about the latest external funding awards made to WMU.

WMU Medieval Institute wins NEH grant for summer institute

Prestigious National Endowment for the Humanities Program grant awarded to WMU Scholar, Jana Schulman. Read more

Medieval Institute Meeting

Medieval Institute Meeting


National recognition for WMU

WMU to play critical role in national manufacturing initiative. Read more

WMU researcher awarded by Paper Tech Foundation. Read more

WMU students capture first prize at engineering conference in Istanbul

Two Western Michigan University students took their work in creating a 3D virtual laboratory to an international student engineering conference in Turkey and came away with a first-place finish. Read more

Excellence in Discovery Recognition

Pictured are the researchers who were recognized this year as part of Spring Convocation 2016 for their excellence in research and external funding at the $1 million level.




group photo of studentsNinth Annual Research and Creative Activities Poster and Performance Day Winners

Students are listed with department, sponsor and poster description.

  • Lamees M. MohmedGeosciences, Dr. Mohamed Sultan
    Fault Zone Hydrogeology in Crystaline and Sedimentary Aquifers in Arid Regions: Remote Sensing, Hydrological and Geoloectrical Methods
  • Corey D. SmithInterdisciplinary Ph.D. in Evaluation, Dr. Lori Wingate
    NSF Investment in Advancing Evaluation Theory, Methods, and Practice: Outcomes, Trends, and Implications
  • James Dzikunu, Statistics, Dr. Magdalena Niewiadomska-Bugaj
    Bayesian Rank Based Methods for Linear Models
  • Elahe HonarvarChemistry, Dr. Andre Venter
    Improving the Analysis of Proteins by Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) by the Addition of Ammonium Bicarbonate
  • Erlina Mariana Rosada Sari SiregarMathematics, Dr. Steven Ziebarth
    A Comparative Study of International Mathematics Cirriculum Materials and Standards: Indonesia, Singapore, and the US Common Core State Standards
  • Curtis John AardemaGeography, Dr. Gregory Veeck
    Residential Property Values and Historic Districts: A Kalamazoo Case Study
  • Deyab AlmalekiEducational Leadership, Research and Technology, Dr. Brooks Applegate
    Study Abroad Experiences of Saudi Students
  • Elizabeth Fraser and Mary OchiengMathematics Education, Dr. Laura Van Zoest
    Preparing Preservice Teachers to Build on Student Thinking
  • Elizabeth MacQuillan, Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, Dr. Amy Curtis
    Reduction of Poor Birth Outcomes among Low-Incom First-Time Mothers: GIS-assisted Analysis of the Nurse-Family Partnership
  • Paola PaniaquaSchool of Communication, Dr. Jennifer Machiorlatti
    Alternative Media as Critical Media: Border Radio, Community Radio and Radio for Education and Development
  • Joel SanfordComparative Religion, Dr. Stephen Covell
    Testimonies of Life Beyond the Grave
  • Akram Sarhan, Computer Science, Dr. Leszek Lilien
    Protection of Sensitive Data in Clouds Using Active Privacy Bundles and Agent-based Multi-Party Computation
  • Todd Sarnstrom, IIEconomics, Dr. Mark Wheeler
    Borrowing Capacity and Foreign Direct Investments
  • Yuanyuan ShaoStatistics, Dr. Joseph McKean
    Rank Based Procedures for Ordered Alternative Models
  • Ahmed Fernando Anzuldua El SamkarySchool of Music, Dr. David Loberg Code
    Uncovering Bernal-Jimenez Works for Piano
  • Jennifer Kempe, Robert Medd and James Yuhas, School of Music, Dr. David Loberg Code
    Living Music: Bernofsky's Trio for Brass