Six-month grant total exceeds $20 million
Feb. 21, 2005
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University received $3,508,059 in grants during November and December, WMU trustees learned during their Feb. 18 meeting. The new awards bring the total grants received since the July 1 start of the 2004-05 fiscal year to $20,162,699.
Notable grants received during the period include a $459,277 award from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to Dr. James M. Hillenbrand, professor of speech pathology and audiology, to develop a series of acoustic analysis and speech recognition experiments aimed at improved understanding of phonetic recognition.
Also received was a $200,000 award from the Michigan Department of Education to Dr. Ruth Ann Meyer, professor of mathematics. The grant will support the development of a professional model for improving mathematics teaching and learning in grades 5-8.
Dr. Alvin S. Rosenthal and Dr. Robert Poel, professors of physics, were awarded $113,188 from the American Physical Society to revise an entry-level physics course required of teachers seeking secondary school physics certification.
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