Graduate research and travel grant recipients announced

contact: Marianne Di Pierro
| WMU News

KALAMAZOO, Mich.—Western Michigan University's Graduate College awarded 10 research grants and 16 travel grants to students for the month of April.

Research grant recipients

  • Mohammad Ali Abu Shattal, electrical and computer engineering.
  • Skylar Bre’z, history.
  • Javon M. Hobbs, School of Public Affairs and Administration.
  • Brianna L. Forbis, psychology.
  • Sita Karki, geosciences.
  • Thomas J. Maurer, history.
  • Matthew D. Penix, history.
  • Julie E. Polcrack, Medieval studies.
  • Joshua K. Radi, interdisciplinary health studies.
  • Matthew J. Rine, geosciences.

Travel grant recipients 

  • Basil Mohammed Ahmed, chemistry.
  • Ahmed J. Al Bayati, civil and construction engineering.
  • Wisam Abdulabbas Flayyih Al Isawi, chemistry.
  • Bilge Nazli Altay, chemical and paper engineering.
  • Megan Melissa Arnott, English.
  • Monica Barreto, psychology.
  • Nicole E. Bauer, psychology.
  • Tyler W. Bayne, electrical and computer engineering.
  • Carol L. Beaver, biological sciences.
  • Joshua R. Berkenpas, political science.
  • Alicia M. Boynton, biological sciences.
  • Andrew J. Bulla, psychology.
  • Diana L. Carter, biological sciences.
  • Jonathan D. Garrett, geosciences.
  • Michael J. Joyce, chemical and paper engineering.
  • Joy V. Langereis, social work.

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