WMU News

Two-month grant total tops $7.5 million

Dec. 20, 2004

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University received $7,572,656 in grants during September and October, WMU trustees learned during their Dec. 10 meeting.

The new awards bring the total grants received since the July 1 start of the 2004-05 fiscal year to $16,654,640. Notable awards during the period included grants from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Department of Energy, the U.S, Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Education.

Grants received during the period that were not previously announced include a new National Science Foundation award for $1,871,525 from the National Science Foundation to Dr. William W. Cobern, professor in WMU's Mallinson Institute for Science Studies, and Dr. Edward Brooks Applegate, professor of educational studies. They'll use the funding to study science achievement and attitude development in eighth-grade urban students.

Media contact: Cheryl Roland, 269 387-8400, cheryl.roland@wmich.edu

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