Researchers in the College of Engineering and Applied Sciences received a three-year, $2.5 million grant from the Department of Energy that will accelerate research aimed at developing infrastructure-based technology to improve energy efficiency in autonomous vehicles.
July 2021 WMU News
Science-related jobs are among the fastest growing in the United States, but the country is facing a shortage of workers to fill them. The Pathways to Science Teaching program at Western Michigan University looks to change that by making science less intimidating for aspiring teachers.
Western's chapter of the Society for Excellence in Human Resources has once again been recognized by the Society for Human Resource Management for providing superior growth and development opportunities to its student members.
Drs. Steve Durbin and Robert Makin have developed a method for predicting particle removal efficiency of filters used in personal protective equipment, such as N95 masks. It could pave the way for a process to create more effective masks or equally effective masks using different materials.
WMU student Irene Roberts was recently named the recipient of the Wendell Christoff Award, which honors students in Starting Gate who use their talent to create opportunities for others through their entrepreneurial endeavors. Roberts's business, Transparent Beauty Company, is an eCommerce beauty retailer that focuses on helping customers pinpoint the ingredients that irritate their sensitive skin.
Applications are being accepted for student-parents interested in the College Assistance for Parenting Education program for fall semester. It offers financial, academic and career support for Pell-eligible students.
Great strides have been made to combat the COVID-19 pandemic in Michigan and across the country, but it will take a collective effort to defeat the virus. It's what drives Western Michigan University's commitment to the White House COVID-19 College Vaccine Challenge—urging all community members who are able to get vaccinated.
The aviation industry is ready for takeoff after a pandemic pause, and a new, innovative facility puts Western Michigan University at the head of the pack to meet the growing demand. The $20 million Aviation Education Center (AEC), which has been in the works for more than a decade, dramatically expands educational opportunities for the College of Aviation and doubles the number of students it can accommodate.
Rachel Evangelista challenged herself to join a club on campus to make friends. Without any previous experience, she decided to give water skiing a shot, and a year later she's urging other Broncos to step outside their comfort zones to get the most out of their Western experience.
The University supports one veteran each year with the Operation Hat Trick scholarship, using proceeds from OHT gear sold in the bookstore.
Dr. Alisa Perkins is working in partnership with Dream of Detroit, a nonprofit focused on revitalizing a west-side neighborhood through community organizing and land and housing development, to document the history of African American Muslims and African Muslims in the area.