Mountaintop Initiatives is a new $2 million investment to advance the University's charge toward racial justice. In addition, the newly formed Racial Justice Advisory Committee will lead efforts to address systemic racism and racial inequities on campus and identify actions to build a campuswide culture of change.
Ahead of the curve
Dr. Zach Asher and doctoral student Nick Goberville are working on improving autonomous technology in inclement weather with a new business venture they've launched through WMU called Revision Autonomy.
The Center for Principled Leadership and Business Strategy is providing immersive learning experiences at the undergraduate and graduate levels that blur the lines between education and professional business experience, connecting WMU with the West Michigan business community.
Tekna, a global product development firm founded by a WMU alum, partnered with the University to pilot new technology that uses UVC light to disinfect personal items and equipment. It's an added layer of protection as Western works to mitigate spread of COVID-19.
While shortening the morning commute, the pandemic push to work remotely left many of us scrambling to improvise a home office setup. Dr. Debra Lindstrom, a professor of occupational therapy who specializes in ergonomics, offers advice on how to avoid injuries and create a comfortable workspace when professional office equipment isn't available.
Diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder as an adult, Erin Beal is now on a mission to help others with ASD reach their own potential. She opened the Autism and Wellness Center of Southwest Michigan to help individuals with ASD achieve a greater sense of well-being.