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Nearly $22 million in grants received through October

Dec. 28, 2005

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University received $14,557,326 in grants during August, September and October, WMU trustees learned during their Dec. 9 meeting. The three-month total brings the amount in grants received since the July 1 start of the fiscal year to nearly $22 million.

Notable awards in the report included two, previously announced grants--a nearly $2.8 million award from Michigan's Tri-Technology Corridor for research on using aviation training techniques in medical fields and a $2.75 million award to the University's GEAR UP educational reform project.

A $1 million grant from the Michigan Department of Education was awarded to Dr. Ruth Ann Meyer and Sandra R. Madden in the Department of Mathematics for an effort aimed at improving mathematics education in rural middle and high schools. Other major awards included $788,438 from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for research on helping blind and low-vision pedestrians negotiate complex intersections and a two-year $419,488 award from the U.S. Department of Justice to WMU's Children's Trauma Assessment Center for the Safe Start Promising Approaches project to implement effective intervention strategies to curb children's exposure to violence.

Additional major funding during the three-month period came from the National Science Foundation, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Defense and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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

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