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$1.5M in grants strengthen WMU's vision rehab and mobility programs

The Department of Blindness and Low Vision Studies at Western Michigan University has won two Rehabilitation Services Administration grants totaling nearly $1.5 million to strengthen recruiting efforts and increase the number of highly qualified vision rehabilitation therapists and orientation and mobility specialists over the next five years.

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Autonomous vehicle research rolling onto WMU campus

Research involving an autonomous electric shuttle officially kicked off Thursday, Sept. 19, on the WMU campus. The $2.1 million project, funded through the Michigan Mobility Challenge announced by former Gov. Rick Snyder last year, focuses on improving transportation options for people with disabilities.

NSF ATE program

The Evaluation Center has been funded continuously by the National Science Foundation Advanced Technological Education—ATE program since 1999 and would like to share learning to help WMU get funding to support research or academic program development efforts. Register to attend on March 31 at the Fetzer Center, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Named Term-limited Professorships

Applications are now being accepted for the July 1, 2020 - June 30, 2023 term. All current full-time faculty at the rank of Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor with at least three years of full-time employment at WMU at the time of appointment are eligible to apply.  

April 21

Discovery Acceleration Workshops Canceled "Grants for the Arts and the Humanities," 1040 Central Kohrman Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. For WMU faculty and research staff. Lunch provided. Free.