Drs. Alvis Fong, Shameek Bhattacharjee, Steve Carr and Ajay Gupta received a nearly $300,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to create materials for teaching safe, secure and reliable artificial intelligence.
July 2020 WMU News
Dr. Christina Stamper, professor of management, earned the highly competitive Student Chapter Advisor Impact Award from the Society for Human Resource Management Foundation.
Established in 2017, the $1,000Rodney Weir Marching Band Scholarship is given through theBerrien Community Foundation to a Berrien County high school graduate who joins a college marching band. The goal is to offer support and encourage students to take their band experience to the next level.
Caroline Arana and Claire Beaman helped the community theatre in Whitehall, Michigan reimagine its summer season through livestreamed performances.
Dr. Tim Palmer, professor of management and director of the Center for Sustainable Business Practices, has earned a highly competitive Fulbright Specialist Award from the U.S. Department of State and the J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board. His Fulbright project will center around developing service courses at a partner institution abroad.
"Do Black lives matter?” That’s the question local artists aim to answer with the upcoming three-part series “Black Lives, Black Words.” Hosted in partnership by Western Michigan University’s Department of Theatre and the Black Arts and Cultural Center’s Face Off Theatre Company, the series will feature an "art as activism" workshop, a panel discussion and a talent showcase.
Research is underway at Western Michigan University that could impact science, technology, engineering and mathematics—STEM—teaching and improve learning outcomes in multiple states. The National Science Foundation awarded Dr. Jessaca Spybrook, professor of evaluation, measurement and research, a $1,328,108 grant for her project entitled “Improving Evaluations of STEM Programs: An Empirical Investigation of Key Design Parameters.”
Dr. Ola Smith, chair, Department of Accountancy, has been elected chair of the Michigan State Board of Accountancy, one of the highest oversight posts in the field. The board is responsible for the certification, licensure and regulation of certified public accountants and public accounting firms.
When work involves playing with toys all day, it hardly feels like a job. Western Michigan University product design and innovation student Madison Dempster is living that dream.
Dr. Alessander Danna-dos-Santos is developing a spirometer to measure lung efficiency. His Western Michigan University COVID-19 grant-funded research seeks to sidestep more costly design and production methods to benefit underfunded Michigan healthcare clinics and the patients they serve.
Director of Vocal Jazz and Gold Company Greg Jasperse has set a goal of biking 1,000 miles to raise $10,000 for the NAACP Legal Defense and Education Fund. His fundraising journey has become a life-changing journey toward understanding that will have lasting effects both personally and professionally.
Western Michigan University alumna Angela Blood Starr, a regional school health coordinator for Calhoun Intermediate School District, served on the the Michigan Return to School Advisory Council. Find out what her main concerns for K-12 fall education are and how her expertise helped the council formulate reopening guidelines.
Spared from pandemic closures by greenhouse specialist Christopher Jackson, native plant seedlings are now being planted across campus. The effort is part of Landscape Services' larger goal of increasing naturalized areas on campus and enhancing learning opportunities for the WMU community.
The WMU integrated supply management program once again claims a spot on Gartner's list of top programs. A national leader in supply chain education, the program has been recognized by Gartner for its excellence for more than a decade.
Dr. Steven Butt and Dr. Christine Byrd-Jacobs are the new permanent deans for the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences and the Graduate College, respectively.
WMU's Daria Orlowska is maintaining data sets on COVID-19 cases, demographics and statewide hospital occupancy and personal protective equipment.