July 2019 WMU News

Student group earns recognition for superior efforts

Western Michigan University's Gamma Rho chapter of Beta Alpha Psi has once again been recognized for its dedication to professional and service activities with the Superior Status chapter recognition.

Students pursue a better roadmap of Mars

The exploration of Mars is a major interest for the space community. However, current technology, such as the surface rover, is slow and isolated to certain areas of Mars. And satellites orbiting the planet cannot get the same image quality as equipment on the surface.

Engineering students move research in the right direction

Western Michigan University engineering students were introduced this year to the emerging field of flexible hybrid electronics, an innovative process that combines elements of the electronics industry with that of the high-precision printing industry.

Mentors, role models key to success for men of color in college

WMU students Levi Soto, Jalen Palmore, Irving Quintero, DeVante White and Tykese Brown also attended the Third Annual National Clemson Men of Color Summit this spring that promoted awareness of changing U.S. demographics and effects on college enrollment and student support.

Geography program earns national excellence award

In a special awards program for selected U.S. schools, WMU's Department of Geography has been nationally recognized by the American Association of Geographers for providing one of the nation's best master's in geography programs.

We have lift off: WMU launches UAV certificate programs

WMU is one of a limited number of schools to offer stand-alone academic programs utilizing consumer drones and is about to become the second organization in the world to have a VLF electromagnetic sensor system outfitted on one.

Student group once again recognized by leading human resource association

Students involved in the Society for Excellence in Human Resources at WMU participate in professional, social and service events designed to enhance career readiness. Membership in the society helps students gain valuable professional development and networking opportunities with local human resource professionals, among other benefits.

Fort St. Joseph offers lectures and open house

This year's Summer Lecture Series begins with "The Fort St. Joseph Curatorial Fellowship," by Erika Hartley, Fort St. Joseph curatorial Fellow, Fort St. Joseph Archaeological Project, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, July 10, at the Niles District Library, 620 East Main, in Niles.

National group making pit stop at WMU to showcase electric vehicles

The Natural Resources Defense Council group taking an electric vehicle road trip around the Midwest will participate in on-campus drop-in conversations from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 2, with members of the public interested in EV transportation.