Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award

The purpose of the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award is to encourage and support faculty in significant research, rigorous scientific inquiry, original artistic activity and inventive technology. The FRACAA is also intended to increase external funding to Western Michigan University in support of faculty scholarship. The FRACAA is a competitive award, with review of applications conducted by the FRACAA Research Screening Committee. Awards are made for up to $10,000 and require submission of an external funding proposal within 18 months of the end of the project period.

The Research Policies Council approved the creation of a Mentors Program for FRACAA applicants, particularly junior faculty.  The following individuals volunteered as mentors for the 2024 competition: Lori Brown, Professor of Aviation Sciences; Anthony DeFulio, Professor of Psychology; Mark Hurwitz, Professor of Political Science and Gender and Women's Studies; Kristina Lemmer, Associate Professor of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; Andre Venter, Professor of Chemistry. The mentors are willing to read over proposals and make suggestions. Please email them directly for assistance.

General questions can be directed to FRACAA chair Mark Hurwitz or ORI contact Joanne Mih

  • Schedule
    • Application for 2024-25 will be available on December 1st, 2023 at https://wmich.infoready4.com. Log in using a Bronco NetID and password.
    • Submission deadline is Feb. 9, 2024. For assistance completing the application, contact Joanne Mih.
    • Award announcement by April 2024.
    • Project year June 15, 2024 through June 14, 2025.
    • Progress report deadline midway through the project.
    • Final report deadline within 90 days from the end of the award period.
  • Forms

    Submit Progress and Final Reports online. Log in with Bronco NetID and password. Select Applications, click on the application year, then select Progress Reports from the right side of the screen. The report page displays tabs for Progress Report, Other Requirements (poster presentation and external funding submission) and Final Report.  Select files and select upload for reports and attachments.

  • Guidance
  • Guidelines


    The Faculty Research and Creative Activities Award—FRACAA—is one of four programs provided by the Faculty Research and Creative Activities Support Fund. The purpose of the fund, as approved by the Faculty Senate, the WMU administration, and the AAUP in Memorandum of Action (MOA) 08‐03 is to “encourage and support faculty in significant research, rigorous scientific inquiry, original artistic activity, and inventive technology.” Identified in the same MOA, the purpose of the FRACAA program is “to increase external funding at WMU” in support of faculty scholarship. Thus FRACAA awardees are required to submit an external funding proposal no later than 18 months from the end of the award period. An external funding proposal is defined as one submitted via the Office of Research and Innovation proposal management center with an approved proposal approval form.

    The administration of this program follows policies recommended by the Research Policies Council and approved by the Faculty Senate and the administration of WMU. The ORI administers the fund and the FRACAA program. During October, the ORI shall post the current FRACAA guidelines and application materials on the research website, including the criteria used by the FRACAA Research Screening Committee to evaluate proposals.


    1. Individuals or groups of individuals eligible for awards are restricted to those holding board‐appointed faculty rank (i.e., members of the bargaining unit) at the time the FRACAA proposals are due.
    2. An applicant whose appointment at WMU terminates prior to or during the program year of award implementation may submit an application, but shall not receive an award until they have an appointment at WMU covering the program year of implementation (June 15 through June 14).
    3. Previous FRACAA awardees and co‐PIs are eligible:
      1. If they presented a research poster at Research and Creative Activities Poster Day according to the guidelines set forth herein.
      2. If they submitted a satisfactory final report for his/her most recent FRACAA and/or SFSA as required.
      3. If they submitted an external funding proposal within the designated time frame for their most recent FRACAA.
    4. No FRACAA Research Screening Committee member is eligible to submit a proposal during any round of competition while serving as a member of the committee.
    5. Appeals on eligibility criteria—If the applicant is found ineligible for funding and believes that the basis for the determination of the ineligibility as described in the notification is incorrect, they may contact the chair of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee to arrange a meeting to discuss the matter. The FRACAA fund coordinator shall attend that meeting. If the applicant is found to be eligible, the proposal will be sent to the FRACAA Committee and reviewed. Appeals should be made promptly so that the committee can review the now‐eligible proposal when it reviews all other proposals. No additional appeals are allowed.

    Award conditions

    1. FRACAA grants shall be awarded up to a maximum of $10,000.00.
    2. Research proposals submitted with multiple PIs are encouraged. However, awards will be funded for no more than $10,000 regardless of the number of faculty members involved in the project.
    3. Awardees cannot draw on Faculty Research and Creative Activity Award and SFSA funds simultaneously. Proposals for consecutive awards (i.e., FRACAA then SFSA or SFSA then FRACAA) must disclose the existing award and include a rationale for the connection if one exists.
    4. Awards are announced in April and implemented with the start of the fiscal year on June 15. Awards conclude on June 14 of the following year.
    5. A progress report is due midway through the project period, at the time designated on the FRACAA calendar; a final report is due within 90 days from the end of the award period.
    6. Equipment purchased with award funds reverts to the recipient’s unit. Grant recipients who have purchased equipment with grant funds should certify on the final report form that the equipment purchased has reverted to the faculty member’s unit. The department chair acknowledges receipt of the equipment by signing the form.
    7. Awardees are required to submit proposals to funding sources external to the University to support their scholarly activity, processed through the University’s proposal approval (i.e. Proposal Approval Form) and award management systems, for an amount at least equal to their FRACAA within 18 months of the end of their award period.
    8. All FRACAA awardees shall present their findings in poster form or other medium at the annual Research and Creative Activities Poster Day no later than one year from the end of the project period.
    9. Evaluation of the FRACAA program shall receive priority attention. The FRACAA fund coordinator shall carefully review each final grant report. Materials related to proposals shall be kept in the ORI for a suitable period of time, no longer than three years.

    Application requirements and submission procedures

    Proposal components and specifications

    1. Proposals shall be written for general faculty comprehension. As described herein, a proposal may not be reviewed by an expert familiar with the content. Technical language should be suitably defined for a general lay‐faculty audience. Do not use overly technical text, undefined acronyms, and discipline‐specific jargon.
    2. Proposals are submitted under one of three methodological categories, which are aligned with the review categories and criteria: quantitative sciences, qualitative scholarly, and creative arts. The principal investigator designates the proposal category upon submission.
    3. A FRACAA proposal consists of the following sections. Note that in these sections, a printed page means text printed on one side of a piece of paper. Text printed on both sides of a piece of paper is counted as two printed pages.
      • A proposal narrative of a maximum of seven printed 8-1/2-by-11-inch pages, consecutively numbered. This page limit includes figures, tables, photographs and charts; it does not include a reference list, budget worksheet, or the budget justification. Proposals greater than seven printed 8-1/2-by-11-inch pages will not be reviewed.
      • Detailed budget worksheet and justification with a maximum of two printed pages. The FRACAA Budget Worksheet and Justification form must be used.
      • List of references cited in the narrative (no page limit).
      • Other supporting documents only if absolutely necessary to illustrate the project can be completed; maximum of two printed pages.
    4. All sections of the proposal must conform to the following formatting requirements. If the proposal does not meet formatting requirements, it will not be reviewed. Thus, the sum of the budget items cannot exceed $10,000; if the sum exceeds $10,000, the proposal will not be reviewed.
      • One‐inch margins on all sides of each 8-1/2-by-11-inch page.
      • Minimum font size of 12 points.
      • Either single‐ or double‐spaced text.
      • Black text only (color photos and figures are allowed as needed).
      • Each page consecutively numbered.

    Budget requirements

    1. The maximum FRACAA award is $10,000. If the proposed total FRACAA budget exceeds this maximum amount, the proposal will not be reviewed.
    2. The two‐page budget worksheet and justification must be uploaded through the online application system using the FRACAA Budget Worksheet and Justification provided online with the application materials. On the FRACAA Budget Worksheet and Justification, each proposed expenditure must be listed in the appropriate budget category (e.g., personnel, supplies, travel, etc.). The Research Screening Committee will review each budget item in relation to the proposed activities. Applicants must explain each of the requested budget items outlined on the Budget Worksheet and Justification in relation to the proposed work. That is, each line item on the Budget Worksheet and Justification must be specifically justified in relation to the proposed project activities. Items not fully justified may be disallowed during the review process. For example, the amount of time, pay rate, and number of hours must be included for all paid personnel and a rationale for their inclusion in the project must be provided.
    3. The FRACAA Research Screening Committee shall have a line-item veto over the budget. The committee may vote to reduce the budget or to require a more comprehensive budget justification from the applicant prior to recommending approval for funding.
    4. Typical budget categories include:
      • Faculty release time—during the academic year only—to cover the cost of a part‐time instructor, at a rate consistent with University policies.
      • Student research assistance or student help at a pay rate consistent with University policies.
      • Travel for the conduct of project activities.
      • Supplies.
      • Equipment.
    5. The following items are not funded by the FRACAA program and must not be included in the proposed budget.
      • No FRACAA funds may be used for faculty salary. Funds to cover faculty release time for work on the FRACAA project during the academic year can be budgeted for one course at the rate for a part‐time instructor. Rates for part‐time instructors must comply with University policies. Faculty members may use funds designated for faculty release time only at the actual cost of the part‐time replacement and with the approval of the department chair and dean.
      • FRACAA grants to faculty members for the purpose of completing graduate study or professional training are not permitted.
      • The FRACAA program does not fund projects solely for student research and creative activities or student tuition.
      • Travel for the sole purpose of presenting research and creative activity results is not permitted. Travel for presenting research results is funded through the Faculty Research Travel Fund and other sources.

    Proposal submission

    Submit one complete application package through the online system, which includes uploading the following documents as applicable:

    • Proposal narrative—seven 8-1/2-by-11-inch pages maximum—must not contain applicant’s name.
    • Budget Worksheet and Justification on form provided—two pages maximum—must not contain applicant’s name.
    • References cited in the narrative—no page limit.
    • Supporting documents, only if essential—two pages maximum.


    If an applicant’s proposal is found to violate a requirement or restriction (e.g., a section exceeds the page limit, the budget exceeds the maximum funds allowed, etc.) and the applicant believes that the basis for the determination of such violation as described in the notification is incorrect, they may contact the chair of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee to arrange a meeting to discuss the matter. If the proposal is found to have not violated a restriction, the proposal will be provided to the FRACAA Committee and reviewed by the appropriate panel. If it is determined that the proposal violates the restrictions or requirements, it will not be reviewed; no further appeal is allowed.

    Proposal review procedures and criteria

    Structure of review process

    FRACAA program coordinator

    The Vice President for Research and Innovation shall designate one professional staff person from the Office of Research and Innovation to serve as FRACAA program coordinator.

    The FRACAA program coordinator shall assist in the determination of eligibility and administer all grant activity, including fund announcements, correspondence and record keeping, regarding the FRACAA program. The FRACAA program coordinator shall attend all Research Screening Committee meetings in a staff support capacity.

    Chair of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee

    The chair of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee will function as coordinator of the committee’s work and the three panels, not as a proposal reviewer. The chair’s role is to make sure that the three review panels are working properly, according to timelines and in the provision of feedback to applicants. Additionally, the chair is responsible for other routine administrative duties (e.g., communication with faculty applicants on behalf of the committee; convening the FRACAA Committee for orientation by the vice president for research; and the preparation and presentation of an annual FRACAA committee report to the RPC and to the Vice President for Research and Innovation).

    The RPC will appoint the chair of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee for a two‐year term. Eligible candidates shall have served at least two years as a member of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee, and thus meet the criteria established for committee membership. The RPC will consult with the vice president for research regarding appointment of the chair of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee.

    In years in which the term of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee chair expires, the Research Policies Council shall appoint another chair of the FRACAA Committee at its May meeting.

    As indicated in the Faculty Senate bylaws, the FRACAA Research Screening Committee chair will serve as an ex-officio member of the Research Policies Council.

    FRACAA Research Screening Committee

    The FRACAA Research Screening Committee is organized into three groups of review panels.

    The FRACAA Research Screening Committee will consist of the committee chair and 13 to 20 tenured and tenure-track, bargaining‐unit faculty who will comprise three groups of review panels: quantitative sciences, qualitative scholarly, and creative arts.

    At the beginning of each academic year, the vice president for research will work with the chair of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee and the FRACAA program coordinator to appoint new members of the Research Screening Committee and its designated panels from a pool of faculty compiled by the FRACAA program coordinator. The FRACAA program coordinator will assist the chair of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee and the vice president for research to identify potential members for appointment through solicitations for nominations from the RPC and associate deans.

    The pool of committee members will consist of faculty who have, in the previous five calendar years, done both of the following:

    1. Received external funding awards.
    2. Either: (a) Served as external reviewers, readers, evaluators, journal editors, or authored research published in a peer‐reviewed journal; or (b) performed equivalent creative activities(e.g., awarded public commission, accepted in a juried exhibition, judged performance or exhibition, contributed to a public collection).

    Appointments to the FRACAA Research Screening Committee will be for up to a three‐year term of service.

    Whenever possible, members of the review panels will vary by college, discipline, gender and ethnicity.

    Orientation for the FRACAA Research Screening Committee, as well as for interested faculty at large, shall be provided by the fund coordinator, the chair of the committee, and by the ORI.

    Responsibilities of the committee and its members

    In the spirit of ethical practice, and in recognition of the University’s policies regarding conflicts of interest, nepotism involving a family member or domestic partner relationship, and research misconduct, each member of the Research Screening Committee will submit a statement stating that they do or do not have a conflict of interest or family member or domestic partner relationship with an individual submitting a FRACAA proposal during a specific submission round in which they are serving as a reviewer. That is, if a proposal is assigned for review by a member of the screening committee, and that member has a conflict of interest or a familial or domestic partner relationship with the proposal author, the member must disclose the conflict or relationship.

    In the case where a conflict is disclosed, the chair of the Research Screening Committee will do one of the following:

    • Assign the subject proposal to a different panel for review.
    • Identify additional panel members to serve as reviewers for the subject proposal.

    Failure to disclose a conflict of interest or nepotism‐type relationship may result inappropriate disciplinary action.

    Responsibilities of the Research Screening Committee include:

    • To review proposals in the three research methodology categories.
    • To submit descriptive, written comments and scores for reviewed proposals within the timelines established for review completion.
    • To recommend proposals for funding.
    • To assist the committee chair in preparing a report for the Research Policies Council, including recommendations and changes to improve the FRACAA program. Appropriate information collected and approved by the RPC from this committee will be forwarded to the ORI for future use in determining eligibility of applicants and making improvements to the FRACAA program.


    • The FRACAA fund coordinator shall review proposals to determine that the applicants meet all eligibility criteria.
    • The FRACAA fund coordinator shall provide the members of each FRACAA committee panel with copies of the proposals assigned to their panel.
    • Each member of the Research Screening Committee will read various proposals in the quantitative, qualitative scholarly, or creative arts categories. In the event that the number of proposals in an area requires an additional number of readers, additional readers will be identified from lists solicited from appropriate associate deans.
    • Based upon scores and the recommendation for funding from the Research Screening Committee, the meritorious proposals will be rank ordered and funded until funds are no longer available or until all those recommended for funding are funded. Along with the letter of award or declination, each applicant will receive copies of the summary evaluation form.

    Evaluation criteria

    FRACAA grants are awarded solely on the basis of eligibility and proposal merit.

    Once an applicant is deemed eligible, at least three members of the FRACAA Research Screening Committee will review the entire proposal for merit in four major categories: merit, context, approach, and budget. The following criteria concepts will be addressed by each reviewer who reads a specific proposal:

    Merit of the proposed activity
    1. Proposal advances new hypotheses, research questions, art forms or modes of exhibition.

    2. There is a clear rationale.

    3. Proposed activity is well conceived and organized.

    4. Based on its merit, the proposal has the potential to secure external funding.

    Context of the project
    1. Proposal is clearly written for an audience of peers and professionals, yet non-specialist.

    2. Proposal makes a strong case that activity will make a meaningful contribution within its own field.

    3. Activity will address a broad scholarly issue.

    4. Adequately describes steps to be taken in order to secure external funding.

    Project procedure and planning
    1. Methods are clearly stated & appropriate for proposal.

    2. Timeline is clear.

    3. Data analysis/evaluation is planned & appropriate.

    4. Proposal details access to appropriate resources, equipment, facilities needed to complete activity.

    5. The costs for the proposed budget are clearly itemized and justified (using university guidelines when available).

    Scoring of Proposals

    An online evaluation form will be used for submission of application reviews by the FRACAA Research Screening Committee. Items on the evaluation form will align with the evaluation criteria outlined for each proposal category. The evaluation form will also provide space for reviewer comments regarding each proposal’s strengths and weaknesses.

    The FRACAA Screening Committee will review the entire proposal for merit. The rating scale used for each criterion will consist of:

    • 1 = Unsatisfactory/Inadequate
    • 2 = Weak/Lacking
    • 3 = Satisfactory/Adequate
    • 4 = Substantial/Strong
    • 5 = Outstanding

    The rating factor assigned by the reviewer times the weight factor designated for each set of criteria will determine the overall score.


    The confidentiality of applicants and reviewers shall be protected. Individual applications are assigned a proposal number upon submission. Names of applicants shall not be included on the application copies submitted by the applicant and subsequently provided to reviewers.

    Appeals on Review of Proposal's Merit

    Applicants may not appeal a decision based on the evaluation of the proposal’s merit. All applicants will receive a summary review of their unfunded proposal and are encouraged to use this information to revise and resubmit the proposal the following year or use the evaluation feedback to seek other sources of funding.

Past FRACAA Awardees

  • 2023-2024 Awardees


    Headshot of Ikhlas Abdel-Qader

    Ikhlas Abded-Qader

    Electrical and Computer Engineering 


    A Multi-Feature Fusion Model for Early

    Prediction of Alzheimer's Disease

    Headshot of Elissa Allen

    Elissa Allen

    Bronson School of Nursing


    Disparities in Lower Urinary Tract Symptom

    Development in Black Women

    Headshot of Lisa Baker

    Lisa Baker



    Preclinical Evaluation of Probiotic Supplements

    in Animal Models of Substance USe

    Headshot of Wendy Beane

    Wendy Beane

    Biological Sciences


    Quantum Biology: Magnetic Field Effects

    on Stem Cells

    Headshot of Karen Bondarchuk

    Karen Bondachuk

    Frostic School of Art


    In Search of Lost of Time: Bestiaries, Aesop,

    and Animal Consciousness

    Headshot of Lisa Coons

    Lisa Coons

    School of Music


    her echos prismatic: A Multimedia Installation-Opera

    Headshot of Matthew Dumican

    Matthew Dumican

    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


    The Effect of Genotype on Voice and Swallowing in 

    Parkinson's Disease

     Headshot of Hope Gerlach-Houck

    Hope Gerlach-Houck

    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


    Identifying Structural Barriers to Accessing Quality 

    School-Based Speech Therapy for Children

    Headshot of  Benjamin Koestler

    Benjamin Koestler

    Biological Sciences


    How Bacterial Communication Contributes to Disease

    Headshot of  Sandun Kuruppu

    Sandun Kuruppu

    Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Traction Force Regulation and Optimization

    in Electric Powertrain

    Headshot of Laura Teichert

    Laura Teichert

    Special Education and Literary Studies


    Families' and Teachers' Communicative Preferences and Expectations 



    Katherine Tierney



    Inequalities in Infertility Treatment Among Young Cancer Survivors in the United States

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    Patricia Villalobos

    Frostic School of Art



    Headshot of Patrick Wilson

    Patrick Wilson

    Frostic School of Art


    Speculative Forms

  • 2022-2023 Awardees


    Headshot of Carrie Barrett

    Carrie Barrett

    Physical Therapy


    Geriatric Evaluation of Mild Traumatic Brain 

    Injury in Physical Therapy (GEM-PT) - A Feasibility

    Headshot of Claudia Fajardo-Hansford

    Claudia Fajardo-Hansford

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


    Combustion Research to Enable Efficiency

    Gains and Fuel Consumption Reductions

    Headshot of Lauren Foley

    Lauren Foley

    Political Science


    Universities Before the Court: Equality, Civic Life,

    and the Constitution

    Headshot of Lori Gray

    Lori Gray

    School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs


    Mindfulness-Based Skills Training for

    Survivors of Stroke

    Headshot of Britt Hartenberger

    Britt Hartenberger

    Institute for Intercultural and

    Anthropological Studies


    Tracing craft production and cultural identity with

    Assyrian pottery at Ziyaret Tepe, Turkey

    Headshot of Kristina Lemmer

    Kristina Lemmer

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


    Preliminary research for the Development of a Laser

    Induced Fluorescence Diagnostic for 

    Electrospray Thrusters

    Headshot of Cindy Linn

    Cindy Linn

    Biological Services


    The effect of an alpha 7 nAChR agonist on neurogenesis

    in the adult mammalian retina using flow cytometry


    Robert Makin

    Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Studying the Impact of Disorder on the Ion 

    Conductivity of Zirconium Oxide, a Potential 

    Electrolyte for Intermediate Temperature Fuel Cells

    Headshot of Nichole Maury

    Nichole Maury

    Frostic School of Art


    Histories Translated + Deconstructed

    Headshot of Alessander Santos

    Alessander Santos

    Physical Therapy


    Initial development of artificial intelligence analytical

    method to assess fall risk on elderly citizens

    Headshot of Karen Schieman

    Karen Schieman



    Exercise to Facilitate Symptom Management of

    Drug and Alcohol Withdrawal

    Headshot of Laiyin Zhu

    Laiyin Zhu

    Geography, Environment, and Tourism


    Investigating Land-Atmosphere Interactions and 

    Precipitation Variations for Landfalling Tropical Cyclones

  • 2021-2022 Awardees


    Headshot of Pnina Ari-Gur

    Pnina Ari-Gur

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


    Artificial Intelligence for Smarter Additive Manufacturing

    Headshot of Johnson Asumadu

    Johnson Asumadu

    Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Magnetic Nanoparticle-based Gyroscopic Sensor

    Headshot of Mert Atilhan

    Mert Atilhan

    Chemical and Paper Engineering


    Novel Solvents for Biomass Treatment in Pulp and Paper


    Headshot of W. Jason Beasley

    W. Jason Beasley



    Michigan Coastal Management: Erosion

    Damage and Spillovers

    Headshot of Shameek Bhattacharjee

    Shameek Bhattacharjee

    Computer Science


    Towards and Unified Framework for Preserving

    Security and Privacy of Smart Home IoT

    Headshot of Ann Chapleau

    Ann Chapleau

    Occupational Therapy


    Goal Scaling Solutions CARE for Students 


    Headshot of Cat Crotchett

    Cat Crotchett

    Frostic School of Art


    Tethered - intangible relationships realized through 

    abstracted pattern

     Headshot of Suma Devenga

    Suma Devenga

    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


    Feasibility of Group Collaborative Referencing

    Intervention for Aphasia

    Headshot of Steve Durbin

    Steve Durbin

    Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Investigation of Disorder in Niobium Based


    Headshot of Ajay Gupta

    Ajay Gupta

    Computer Science


    NAS DeNovo Peptide Sequencing

    Headshot of Lynne Heasley

    Lynne Heasley

    Institute for the Environment and Sustainability


    Environmental Histories in the Alvar Landscapes of

    Drummond and Manitoulin Islands: Toward new

    insights on relationships between biodiversity 

    protection and environmental justice in the 

    Great Lakes


    Jon Holtzman



    Contradictions of Peace: A Comparative Study of War

    and Memory in Three Contexts

    Headshot of Sue Ellen Christian

    Sue Ellen Christian



    The Media and News Literacy Museum Project

    Headshot of Jinseok Kim

    Jinseok Kim

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


    Determining the Material properties of Metallic Components 

    Using an Instrumented Micro-Indentation Test and 

    Machine Learning Technique

    Headshot of Yan Lu

    Yan Lu

    Biological Sciences


    Functions of NFU-type Iron-Sulfur Carriers in the


    Headshot of Ginger Owen

    Ginger Owen

    Frostic School of Art


    Heritage Habitats: fusing Eastern and Western

    methods of storytelling

    Headshot of Cynthia Pietras

    Cynthia Pietras



    Effects of Nature Imagery on Human Decision Making

    and Pro-environmental Choices

    Headshot of Brooke Smith

    Brooke Smith



    The Interaction of Fear and Avoidance as an Avenue to

    Improving Treatment of Anxiety

    Headshot of Yu-Lien The

    Yu-Lien The

    School of Music


    Diversifying the Repertoire of Teaching Pieces

    for Young Pianists

    Headshot of Bridget Weller

    Bridget Weller

    Social Work


    A Behavioral Interventional to Promote Mental Health 

    Among Multiracial Emerging Adults

  • 2020-2021 Awardees


    Headshot of Clement Burns

    Clement Burns



    Creating and Characterizing Novel Exotic Superconductors

    Headshot of Kathryn Docherty

    Kathryn Docherty

    Biological Sciences


    Influences of Urbanization on Airborne Microbial

    Headshot of Kimberly Doudna

    Kimberly Doudna

    Family and Consumer Sciences


    The impact of self-care on longitudinal relations between 

    adverse childhood experiences, current adverse experiences,

    depressive symptoms, and household food insecurity

    among university undergrads

    Headshot of Allison Downey

    Allison Downey

    Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies


    Research in Dominant Models of Applied Storytelling

    in Multiple Platforms

    Headshot of Jeremy Duncan

    Jeremy Duncan

    Biological Sciences


    Determining the Role of Gata3 in Inner Ear Neurons

    Headshot of Karim Essani

    Karim Essani

    Biological Sciences


    Experimental immuno-oncolytic virotherapy of melanoma 

    in immuno-competent mice

    Headshot of Pablo Gomez

    Pablo Gomez

    Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Optimal design of high-voltage and high-frequency

    transformers for renewable energy integration

     Headshot of Ben Koestler

    Ben Koestler

    Biological Sciences


    Characterizing the role Shigella c-di-GMP signaling

    in human infection

    Headshot of Charles Kurth

    Charles Kurth



    Taming the Passions: Emotion Cultivation and the 

    Development of Human Agency

    Headshot of Dini Metro-Roland

    Dini Metro-Roland

    Teaching, Learning, and Educational Studies


    The Impacts of Philosophical Discourse and Humanities-

    Based Subject Matter of College-Age Incarcerated


    Headshot of Maureen Mickus

    Maureen Mickus

    Occupational Therapy


    Forest-based Virtual Reality for Reducing Hypertension

    among African American Elders

     Headshot of Alisa Perkins

    Alisa Perkins

    Comparative Religion


    Charity, and Volunteerism in Metro Detroit

    Headshot of Andrew Rathbun

    Andrew Rathbun

    School of Music


    Western Jazz Collective - Debut Recording

    Headshot of Abdus Salam

    Abdus Salam

    Chemical and Paper Engineering


    Soy water based flexo inks for food packaging

    Headshot of Lori Sims

    Lori Sims

    School of Music


    Video of Debussy Preludes

    Headshot of Frederick Stull

    Frederick Stull



    Unlocking the therapeutic potential of a

    nicotine-degrading enzyme

  • 2019-2020 Awardees


    Headshot of Zachary Asher

    Zachary Asher

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


    Technical and Sustainability Analysis of In-Motion

    Wireless Power Transfer

    Headshot of Todd Barkman

    Todd Barkman

    Biological Sciences


    Characterization of fatty acid methyl transferase enzymes

    from plants: testing hypotheses about biosynthesis of 

    volatiles important for flower and fruits

    Headshot of Karen Bondarchuk

    Karen Bondarchuk

    Frostic School of Art


    Artistic Forms and Evolution: Seeking the Intangible

    James Burns

    James Burns

    Industrial Engineering


    Moving Toward an Industry 4.0 Tomorrow:

    Understanding What Matters Today

    Headshot of Lori Gray

    Lori Gray

    School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs


    "Connections" Study of College Students with Foster

    Care Histories

    Headshot of Andrew Hennlich

    Andrew Hennlich

    Frostic School of Art


    Space Invaders: The Work of Art in an Age

    of Statelessness

    Headshot of Jennifer Hudson

    Jennifer Hudson

    Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering


    Small Satellite Maneuver Control: Rendezvous and

    Proximity Operations for a Low-Thrust, Diagnostic


     Headshot of David Huffman

    David Huffman



    Steps Toward Nutritional Enrichment of Cereal

    Grains Using a Model Plant

    Headshot of Donald Kane

    Donald Kane

    Biological Sciences


    G2 control of the cell cycle in the vertebrate embryo

    Headshot of Daryl Lawson

    Daryl Lawson

    Physical Therapy


    People who have Diabetes and non-healing wounds

    Headshot of Matthew Ross

    Matthew Ross

    Finance and Commercial Law


    Cash'n'Careers: What is college worth?


    Lina Sawalha

    Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Estimating Power and Performance of

    Heterogeneous CPU-FPGA Systems

    Headshot of Tiffany Schriever

    Tiffany Schriever

    Biological Sciences


    The hydrology of Great Lakes interdunal wetlands

    and the effects on their macroinvertebrate assemblages

    Headshot of Lisa Singleterry

    Lisa Singleterry



    Writing Assignment Prompt Design: A Quantitative 

    Examination of Prompts Across the Curriculum


    Kelly Teske



    The Development of Pre-miRNA Targeted Small Molecules

    for the Treatment of Colorectal Cancer

  • 2018-2019 Awardees


    Headshot of Patrick Bennett

    Patrick Bennett



    Research on random graphics and processes in 

    Ramsey theory

    Headshot of Lisa Coons

    Lisa Coons



    The Space Between

    Headshot of Robin Criter

    Robin Criter

    Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences


    The Effect of Hearing Loss and its Treatment

    on Fall Risk Indicators

    Headshot of Cat Crotchett

    Cat Crotchett

    Frostic School of Art


    Textile Patterns and Techniques Transformed by

    Painting Processes

    Headshot of Amy Damashek

    Amy Damashek



    Examining the Cultural Acceptability of a Child

    Injury Prevention Program

    Headshot of Janos Grantner

    Janos Grantner

    Electrical and Computer Engineering


    Development System for Intelligent Surgical 

    Box-Trainer Research

    Headshot of Chien-Juh Gu

    Chien-Juh Gu



    Immigration, Race, and Religion in a Midwest City:

    Burmese Christian Refugees' Social Adaptation in

    Battle Creek, Michigan

     Headshot of Ramakrishna Guda

    Ramakrishna Guda



    Rational Design of Highly Luminescent Gold 

    Clusters for Optical Imaging

    Headshot of Nicholas Hanson

    Nicholas Hanson

    Human Performance and Health Education


    Can decision-making skills be improved with a 

    combination of exercise and cognitive training?

    Headshot of Sarah Hill

    Sarah Hill

    Institute of the Environment and Sustainability


    Climate Change Preparedness: The Waste

    Management Challenge

    Headshot of Pamela Hoppe

    Pamela Hoppe

    Biological Sciences


    Defining the role of the protein kinase UNC-82 in

    organizing muscle contractile filaments

     Headshot of Pavel Ikonomov

    Pavel Ikonomov

    Engineering Design, Manufacturing, and Management



    3D Hybrid Metal Printer Sample Product Testing

    Headshot of Cindy Linn

    Cindy Linn

    Biological Sciences


    Retinal pigment epithelium induces neurogenesis

    in an adult mammal

    Headshot of Daniel Macfarlane

    Daniel Macfarlane

    Institution of the Environment and Sustainability


    Faking Niagara Falls

     Headshot of Christine Moser

    Christine Moser



    Rural Crime in Jamaica

    Headshot of Daniela Schroeter

    Daniela Schroeter

    School of Public Affairs and Administration


    Evaluation Competencies Among Certified

    Nonprofit Professionals

    Headshot of Brian Tripp

    Brian Tripp

    Biological Services


    Characterization of Salmonella typhimurium Flagellin

    Disulfide Bond Variants

    Headshot of Patrick D. Wilson

    Patrick D. Wilson

    Frostic School of Art


    Black Tent Transit: Sculpture and Material Storytelling

    Headshot of Qingliu Wu

    Qingliu Wu

    Chemical and Paper Engineering


    Nanocellulose Membrane with Tunable Porosity for

    High-Performance Lithium-Ion Batteries

  • Previous Years

    2016-17 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Carla Adkison-JohnsonCounselor Education and Counseling PsychologyParenting Counseling Group: The African American Child Discipline Project
    Pnina Ari-GurMechanical and Aerospace engineeringEnergy Harvesting Power for the Smart White Cane
    Devin BloomBiological Sciences and Environmental and Sustainability StudiesDo Habitat Shifts Drive Rapid Evolution in Fishes?
    Karen BondarchukFrostic School of ArtNightingales and Bombers: Reframing the Sacred and Profane
    Patricia Villalobos EcheverriaFrostic school of ArtTransport, Displacement and Memory
    Todd EllisMallinson Institute for Science Education and GeographyUsing GLOBE to Forge STEM Education Partnerships
    Sharon GillBiological SciencesExploring and Conserving Soundscapes at Local Nature Preserves
    Denise KeelePolitical Science and Environmental & Sustainability StudiesClimate Change Litigation, Policy and Governance
    Mahendra LawotiPolitical ScienceDiversity, Developing Countries and Democracy
    Mariana LevinMathematicsThe Transition to Proof: A National Portrait of Instructional Approaches
    Yan LuBiological SciencesFunctions of a Zinc-Finger Protein in High Light Tolerance
    Rick MeyerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringPowered Wheelchair Human Operator Modeling and Tremor Filtering
    Yirong MoChemistryIntermolecular Energy Analysis
    Andro MondalaChemical and Paper EngineeringFungal Bioextraction of Phosphorus from Runoff Particulates
    Lisa PauliusPhysicsCompound Defects in High Temperature Superconductors
    Lina SawalhaElectrical and Computer EngineeringHigh-Performance Energy-Efficient Heterogeneous Processor Architectures
    James SpringsteadChemical and Paper EngineeringCorrelation of Lipoprotein Size with Critical Physiological and Transport Properties
    Robert VannSpanishLanguage Uses, Language Ideologies, and the Unfolding of Self-Determination in Barcelona: A Longitudinal Study (1995-2017)
    Luchara WallaceSpecial Education and Literacy StudiesDeveloping Suspension Alternatives for At-Risk Middle School Students
    Jian YaoBiological SciencesThe Role of PUB25/26 In Regulating the Crosstalk Between Jasmonate and Innate Immunity Signaling Pathways

    2015-16 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Ikhlas Abdel-QaderElectrical and Computer EngineeringA Hybrid Wayfinding Framework Using Vision and Indoors Positioning System for the Visually Impaired
    Berto Luigi AndreaHistoryBetween Empires and Dangerous Neighbors: Construction and remembering the Identity of the City-State of Naples (750-900)
    Paul CiccantellSociologyCoal and Tourism in British Columbia and West Virginia
    Nicholas HansonHuman Performance and Health EducationTime Flies When You're Having Fun: The Effect of Exercise on the Subjective Experience of Time
    Donald KaneBiological SciencesAn Analysis of Cell Cycle Control in the Vertebrate Embryo
    Daniel KujawskiMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringAn Interactive Web-Based Fatigue Analysis Tool
    Adriane LittleFrostic School of ArtVirginia Woolf Was Here
    Tianshu LiuMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringWind Oscillator for Power Generation
    Andrew RathbunSchool of MusicJazz Orchestra Recording of "The Atwood Project"
    Denise RossPsychologyEstablishing Verbal Capabilities to Increase Reading Comprehension
    Susan Steuer and Sheila BairUniversity LibrariesInteractive Cistercian Gazetteer and Resource Interface Project
    Andre VenterChemistryImproving Protein Analysis by DESI-MS
    Maarten VonhofBiological SciencesThe Effect of Urbanization on Avian Microbiomes
    Patrick WilsonFrostic School of ArtNomadic Foundation: Sculpture and Imagery from China's Urban Frontier
    Kristina WirtzFrostic School of ArtLearning to Be Bilingual in a Dual Language Elementary School

    2014-15 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Lisa BakerPsychologyImpact of Stress on Abuse Liability of Illicit Drug Mixtures
    Wendy Scott BeaneBiological SciencesIdentifying Calcium Pathways that control Regeneration of Shape
    Clement BurnsPhysicsStudies of Iridates with Strong Spin-Orbit Coupling Effects
    Cat CrotchettFrostic School of ArtGiving Pattern Dimension: A Study in Encaustic Painting
    Laila Cure VelloginIndustrial and Manufacturing EngineeringSystems Simulation Analysis of a Hospital Rapid Response System
    Dolly DaftarySchool of Social workThe Impact of Market-Driven Development on Dryland Communities in India
    Karim EssaniBiological SciencesOncolytic Tanapoxvirus and Ovarian Cancer
    Edward HarknessFrostic School of Art15 New Sculptures Inspired by 50,000 Year-Old Aboriginal Art
    Cindy LinnBiological SciencesOncolytic Potential of Tanapoxvirus for Retinoblastoma
    Sherine ObareChemistryCatalyst Design and Evaluation for the Production of High Value Chemicals From Biorenewable Resources
    Natalio OhannaSpanishThe Captives of Algiers, Lope de Vaga and the Moriscos
    Alexandra PekarovicovaChemical and Paper EngineeringBiomass Based Food Packaging Films
    David RudgeBiological SciencesUsing History to Improve the Learning of Science
    Xiaoyun ShaoCivil and Construction EngineeringSmart Real Time Hybrid Simulation to Advance Earthquake Engineering Experimental Methods
    Paul SolomonFrostic School of ArtBoundaries of Eden
    Ann VeeckMarketingFood Choice Influences of Urban Chinese Teenagers
    Daneen WardropEnglishPersona Poems: Feral
    Zee-Sun YunFamily and Consumer SciencesMotivating Sustainable Consumption and Disposal of Clothing

    2013-14 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Manuel BautistaPhysicsPhotoionization of Quasar Outflows
    Lori BrownFlight ScienceLight Exposure on Flight Crew
    Amy CurtisInterdisciplinary Health SciencesAnalysis of Diabetes
    Andrzej DudekMathRamsey-Type Numbers
    Brian GoganEnglishIntegrating Models of Reciprocity
    Leah Omilion-HodgesCommunicationIntegrating Models of Reciprocity
    Andrew HennlichFrostic School of ArtunFixing the Eye
    Jennifer HudsonMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringLow-Thrust Spacecraft Design
    John JelliesBiological SciencesPeripheral Neural Network
    Kristina LemmerMechanical and Aerospace EngineeringBoron Nitride Erosion
    Larry MallakIndustrial and Manufacturing EngineeringWorkplace Resilience Instrument
    Judy MoonertMusicCoalescence Percussion Duo
    Christopher PearlBiological SciencesEstrogen and Male Aging
    Diana PrietoIndustrial and Manufacturing EngineeringBreast Cancer Treatment Disparities
    Mary Ann StarkNursingTherapeutic Showering in Labor
    Michelle SuarezOccupational TherapyPhysiology of Food Selectivity
    Joyashish ThakurtaGeosciencesBack Forty Sulfide
    Gregory VeeckGeographyChina's Pasture Areas
    Richard ZinserFamily and Consumer ScienceTechnical Education in Russia

    2012-13 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Karen BondarchukFrostic School of ArtExploration of Animal Consciousness
    Martha Councell-VargasMusicSomos Americanos
    Kathryn DochertyBiological SciencesMaking Green Chemicals Greener
    Anthony EllisEnglishAnother Side of Senescence
    Charles EmersonGeographyNew Geospatial Approaches
    Claudia Fajardo-HansfordMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringResearch on thermal Transport
    John GeiserBiological SciencesIdentification of Plague Cellular Targets
    Sharon GillBiological SciencesExploring How Male Songbirds Respond
    Ramakrishna GudaChemistryTwo-Photon Fluorescence Spectroscopy
    James KiddleChemistryStereoselective Lewis Base-Activated
    Valerian KwigizileCivil and Construction EngineeringImproving Road Safety
    Karen LancendorferMarketingHow Voters Use Motives
    Yan LuBiological SciencesA Role of a Thylakoid Zinc-Finger
    Lei MengGeographyRole of Antecedent Soil Moisture
    John MillerChemistryOff-Grid, In-Water Benthic Algae Growth
    Christine MoserEconomicsImproving Food Safety
    Bilinda StraightAnthropologySamburu Grandparents and their Youth Caregivers
    Blair SzymczynaChemistryAssembly Mechanism of a Potential Target
    Andre VenterChemistryImproved Mass Spectrometric Analysis
    Patricia Villalobos-EcheverriaFrostic School of ArtSistema
    Brian YoungPaper, Chemical Engineering and ImagingPrinted Nanotube-Based Immunosensor

    2011-12 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Yirong MoChemistryComputational Study of Electron Transfer in Proteins
    Grace TiffanyEnglishGunpowder Percy
    James PalmitessaBiological Sciences, HistoryMaking the New Europe: Czech Historical Writing from the 15th to 17th Centuries
    Jacqueline EngAnthropologyAncient Health among Nomadic Pastoralists of Mongolia
    Luigi BertoHistoryLanguage Power, and Society in Early Medieval Venice
    Carla KoretskyGeosciencesImpact of Road Salt on the Geochemistry of an Urban Kettle Lake
    Bruce BejcekBiological SciencesHerpes simplex microRNAs in Cervical cancer
    Gellert MezeiChemistryMolecularly woven materials from Metal-organic precursors
    David LembergGeographyVisualizing a Multimodal Trail Around Lake Michigan
    Jon HoltzmanAnthropology"Sweet" Memories? Confectionary And History in Japan
    Debra Lindstrom-HazelOccupational TherapyExploring Bangladesh OT Expert Clinical Reasoning
    Michelle KominzMathematicsPreliminary Two Dimensional Sequence Stratigraphic Backstripping
    Theresa Grant and Jane-Jane LoMathematicsProspective Teachers' Conceptions of Numbers and Operations
    Elke SchoffersChemistryChemical Synthesis of Specific Inosamine Derivatives
    Scott CowanMusic"Reflection," New Music and CD For the Scott Cowan Quintet
    Sherine ObareChemistryDesign & Evaluation of Sensors for The Detection of Toxic Organophosphorus Compounds
    Valery Bliznyuk (from 2010)Materials Science + EngineeringSurface crystallization process in ultrathin polymer films

    2010-11 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Dr. Anemone, RobertAnthropologyUsing GIS and remote Sensing in the Search for Fossil Mammals
    Dr. Athappilly, KuriakoseBusiness Information SystemsDeveloping and Testing a Prototype of a Community-Based Health Informatics System
    Dr. Barkman, ToddBiological SciencesGhosts of evolution past: Using an extinct ancestral enzyme to understand modern-day activities
    Dr. Biener, ZviPhilosophyMapping the History of Science: A Pilot Visualization Project
    Dr. Bliznyuk, ValeryMaterials Science & EngineeringSurface crystallization process in ultrathin polymer films
    Dr. Browning, ChristineMathematicsDeveloping Statistical Reasoning of Middle School Students
    Ms. Garza-Kling, Gina Developing Statistical Reasoning of Middle School Students
    Mr. Daniels, JamesTheatreSo Far From God
    Dr. Davis, JonMathematicsProspective Mathematics Teachers' Textbook Interactions
    Dr. Downey, AllisonTeacher, Learning, & Educational StudiesStudy of American Storytelling Today & Creation of New Form
    Dr. Hrehorova, ErikaPaper Coating ImagingGravure Printing of Transparent Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics
    Dr. Rebros, Marian Gravure Printing of Transparent Electrodes for Organic Photovoltaics
    Dr. Joslin, KatherineEnglishTheodore Roosevelt, A Literary Biography
    Dr. Kohler, SteveBiological SciencesDistribution and Population Genetics of a Keystone Parasite
    Dr. Linn, CindyBiological SciencesAcetylcholine release in an in vivo model of glaucoma
    Dr. Machiorlatti, JenniferCommunication, School ofMatriarchal Voices: Native and First Nations Women in Film & Video
    Dr. Mirzeler, MustafaEnglishVoyage of Sir Vivian Fuchs to the Legendary South Island
    Dr. Nisula, DashaForeign LanguagesFree Verse and American Roots in East European Literature
    Dr. Orbe, MarkCommunication, School ofObama: Public Perceptions of Communication Competence and Race
    Dr. Paul, RajibStatisticsPaleoclimatic Reconstruction of Rainfall and Drought in Midwest
    Dr. Pearl, ChristopherBiological SciencesEstrogen Regulation of Protein Secretion in the Rodent Epididymis
    Dr. Ratner, CarlMusic, School ofThe Russian and American Song Recital: A Cultural Exchange
    Dr. Rossbach, SilviaBiological SciencesRole of scyllo-inositol in plant-bacteria interactions
    Dr. Spitsbergen, JohnBiological SciencesNeurotrophic factor expression in mouse skeletal muscle
    Dr. Totton, Mary-LouiseFrostic School of ArtLinked to Last: Networked Architecture in Ninth-Century Java
    Dr. Whitten, ElizabethSpecial Education and Literacy StudiesUsing Emerging Technologies to Improve the Teaching of Pre-service Special Education Students
    Dr. Wallace, Luchara Using Emerging Technologies to Improve the Teaching of Pre-service Special Education Students

    2009-10 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Dr. Abdel-Qader, IkhlasElectrical and Computer EngineeringAn Algorithm for the Detection of Subsurface Defects in Transportation Infrastructure
    Dr. Burns, ClementPhysicsImproving the Efficiency of Next Generation Solar Cells
    Dr. Byrd-Jacobs, ChristineBiological SciencesUltra-structural Detection of Glutamate Receptors in Zebrafish
    Dr. Crotchett, CatFrostic School of ArtCross-cultural explorations through Wax
    Dr. Fajardo, ClaudiaMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringThe Effect of Fuel Injection Timing on the Turbulence Properties in an Internal Combustion Engine
    Dr. Gill, SharonBiological SciencesUnderstanding the hormonal basis for conflict and cooperation
    Dr. Guda, RamakrishnaChemistryFunctional Nanoscale Materials for Multiphoton Imaging & Sensor Protection
    Dr. Jones, JeffreyTeaching, Learning and Educational StudiesThe Development of Youth Purpose in a Social Action Program
    Dr. Katbamna, BhartiSpeech Pathology and AudiologyPrenatal smoke exposure: Auditory maturation and gene expression
    Dr. Lillen, LeszekComputer ScienceUsing Oppnets for Emergency Applications
    Dr. Meade, DavidManufacturing EngineeringPrecision Electrode Spray of Nano-sixe Composite Powder Paint Particles
    Dr. Mickus, MaureenOccupational TherapyImproving Social Participation for Ethnic Minority Elders: A University-Community Partnership
    Dr. Moe, AngelaSociologyHolistic Healing Through Middle Eastern Dance
    Dr. Quraeshi, ZahirMarketingManagerial Decision-Making for Offshore Health Care Alternatives
    Dr. Swoboda, DeannaMusic, School ofShamanic Journey , CD recording
    Dr. VanZoest, LauraMathematicsPivotal Moments in Beginning Teacher's Practice
    Dr. Vocke, KarenEnglishPerspectives on Migrant Education in Michigan
    Dr. Wang, Yuan-KangSociologyHierarchy and Asia's Regional Order: Past and Present
    Dr. Wagle, UdayaSchool of Public Affairs and AdministrationEconomic Security under the PROWRA: The Role of Food Stamps on Income, Employment and Poverty Among Low-Income Households with Children
    Dr. Wardrop, DaneenEnglishCyclorama: A Collection of Civil War Poems
    Dr. Wirtz, KristinaAnthropologyPerforming Afro-Cuba: Race & History in Religious Ritual and Folkloric Spectacle
    Dr. Yang, LiGeographyDevelopment & Identity: Relationships in Yunnan, China

    2008-09 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Dr. Angles, JeffreyForeign LanguagesLiterary representations of love between men in interwar Japan
    Dr. Ari-Gur, PninaMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringNew ferromagnetic smart materials for micromechanics and energy
    Dr. Bondarchuk, KarenFrostic School of ArtCorvus series
    Dr. Beto, LuigiHistoryTracing names in medieval Venice: understanding the social values and mentalities of Venetians in middle ages
    Dr. Brown, LoriAviationPost 9/11 flight attendant/pilot security training requirements and communications
    Dr. Cho, ChristopherMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringEnhanced Cooling of Super Motor and Power Electric Units by Liquid Jet and Spray
    Dr. Christian, Sue EllenCommunicationsExploring Perceptions, Identifying Bias: A Journalist's Guidebook
    Dr. Chung, SungPhysicsNovel many-body method for strongly correlated condensed matter systems
    Dr. Ciccantell , PaulSociologyCoal and Sustainable Development in British Columbia
    Dr. Dong, LiangElectrical and Computer EngineeringIndoor cooperative localization and communication
    Dr. Fynewever, HerbMallinson Institute of Science EducationThe Effect of Embedded Assessment on Achievement and Motivation
    Dr. Garber, SharonDanceBallet choreography with technology and commissioned music
    Dr. Gray, EstherSpecial Education and Literacy StudiesOrff's Schulwerk: Music Education via Discovery and Invention
    Dr. Gu, Chien-JuhSociologyGendered Transition and Gendered Struggles in the Process of Settlement: A Case Study of Taiwanese Immigrant Women
    Dr. Heasley, LynneHistoryThe Paradox of Abundance: A Great Lakes Environmental History
    Dr. Hermann-Wilmarth, JillSpecial Education and Literacy StudiesDialogue in An Elementary Teacher Critical Literacy Study Group
    Dr. Hoppe,PamelaBiological SciencesRegulation of cytoskeleton and Cell Attachment by UNC-82 Kinase
    Dr. Horvitz, BrianEducational Leadership and TechnologyAdvanced Professional Development to Foster Online Teaching Excellence at WMU
    Dr. Jellies, JohnBiological SciencesMotor Neurons as Complex Multifunctional Output Cells
    Dr. Kane, DonaldBiological SciencesIdentification and cloning of the zebrafish cell cycle genes
    Dr. Kim , Ok-KyeongMathematicsUsing Prediction in Teacher Professional Development
    Dr. Lambert, PriscillaPolitical ScienceConstitutionalizing Gender
    Dr. McGurn, ArtPhysicsNeutron Stars
    Dr. Mezei, GellertChemistryMolecular Sewing: Towards Novel Molecularly Woven materials
    Dr. Peterson, MarySpeech Pathology and AudiologyThe utility of Fast For Word in changing brainstem level processing of speech stimuli in children with ADD and/or APD
    Dr. Poling, AlanPsychologyMemory and Oligomers of Amyloid-B Protein
    Dr. Reinhold, DavidChemistryInduction of Nucleotide Excision Repair Proteins by Chromium
    Dr. Rose, GwenMusicTreasures from the Great Lakes, CD recording by Rose/Austin duo
    Dr. Saito, RikaForeign LanguagesConstructing and Maintaining Gendered Policy of Language in Japan
    Dr. Shrestha, BadeMechanical and Aeronautical EngineeringAlternative Gaseous Fuel for Gasoline engine Applications
    Dr. Tarn, MichaelBusiness Information SystemAn Innovative Team-Based Learning of Information Security
    Dr. Warren, WilsonHistoryJapan's Emergence in World Meat Production, Consumption and Trade

    2007-08 FRACAA

    NameDepartmentArea of interest
    Dr. Anemone, RobertAnthropologyDoes Climate Change Drive Mammalian Evolution?
    Dr. Atashbar, MassoodElectrical and Computer EngineeringQuasi- 1 Dimensional Switchable Chemical Sensing Nanostructures
    Dr. Athappilly, KuriakoseBusiness Information SystemsDeveloping and Testing a Prototype of an Integrated Critical Care Information System (ICCIS)
    Dr. Bejcek, BruceBiological SciencesRole of CUTL1 in Brain Cancers
    Dr. Berkhofer, RobertHistoryForgeries and Historical consciousness in Medieval Europe
    Dr. Cheatham, ChristopherHealth, Physical Education and RecreationNicotine and Thermoregulation during Acute Heat Exposure
    Dr. Essani, KarimBiological SciencesInitial Characterization of Two Frog Virus 3 (FV3) Proteins
    Dr. Foulk, LinSchool of MusicWestern Brass Quintet Recording Project
    Dr. Gupta, TarunIndustrial and Manufacturing EngineeringPilot Study for Energy Assessment in Midwest Industry
    Dr. Hill, SarahAnthropologyGarbage and Recycling in Toronto, Mexico City, and Havana
    Dr. Kiddle, JamesChemistryDevelopment of New Cancer Treatment to Reduce Patient Toxicity
    Dr. Koretsky, CarlaGeosciencesInvasion of Purple Loosestrife (Lythrum Salicaria)
    Dr. Hauptmann, EmilyPolitical ScienceThe Influence of Big Money on American Political Science in the Postwar Era
    Dr. Martini, EdwinHistoryAgent Orange: An International and Interdisciplinary History
    Dr. Mo, YirongChemistryMechanism of Ammonia Transport Across AmtB Membrane Protein
    Dr. Minnick, Lisa; Bills, PatriciaEnglishLanguage Attitudes and Educational Outcomes
    Dr. Moser, ChristineEconomicsMarket Information Use in Rural Madagascar
    Dr. Severance, FrankElectrical and Computer EngineeringComputing with Neuron Cell Cultures
    Dr. Rabiej, RomanIndustrial DesignNanomechanical Properties of Microstructural Elements of Wood
    Dr. Petcovic, HeatherGeosciencesField-Based Cognition among Expert Geoscientists: A Pilot Study
    Dr. Oh, Jun-SeokCivil and Construction EngineeringCommunication-based Traffic Safety Enhancement Technologies
    Dr. Sharp, HelenSpeech Pathology and AudiologyWhat Role Do Adolescents Want in the Oral Cleft Clinic?
    Dr. Unrau, YvonneSchool of Social WorkA Study of Foster Parent Training for Traumatized Children
    Dr. Vonhof, MaartenBiological SciencesExplaining Individual Variation in Host Resistance to Parasites
    Dr. Rojhani, ArezooFamily and Consumer Sciences 
    Dr. Webber, CarolineStrategies to Improve Access to Produce among WIC Participants 
    Dr. Witherspoon, SheilaCounselor Education and Counseling PsychologyInitiative to Steer Girls to Explore STEM (Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics)
    Dr. Yehia, SherifCivil and Construction EngineeringCathodic Protection System for Steel Reinforcement- New Approach
    Dr. Zhu, QijiMathematicsEmpirical Analysis of Option Pricing Intervals