Photo of a blue and white autonomous vehicle next to a brick wall featuring Western Michigan University's seal.

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.

Photos of Drs. Ann Chapleau, Jennifer Harrison and Bridget Weller.

WMU secures federal grant to battle opioid epidemic

A $1.35 million grant from the Department of Health and Human Services will fund the MY-PROUD program. Created by an interdisciplinary team of professors, MY-PROUD aims to increase training and expand services in rural and medically underserved communities impacted by opioid and substance abuse.

Technology for Social Good

This innovation networking session will focus on promoting an intra- and inter-field exchange of ideas on how technology is shaping our future. Nov. 12, 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Office of Research and Innovation

New title. The Office of the Vice President for Research is now the Office of Research and Innovation at Western Michigan University.

Startup Launch Fund Announced

The WMU Technology and Innovation Advancement (TIA) Office supports WMU tech startup company launches through the Startup Launch Fund.

Faculty Fellows Search

The Office of the Vice President is pleased to request applications for two Faculty Fellow positions. 

November 12

Technology for Social Good "Technology for Social Good"," Bernhard Center West Ballroom, 11:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. For WMU researchers who are interested in learning about ongoing research work in this field, forging collaborations and identifying funding opportunities. Free. Food and beverages will be provided. Registration required.

November 19

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "National Institutes of Health - Major Changes to the R15 Grants and Beyond," ParkView D-132 Floyd Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

January 21

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "Grants for Education Research," 3310 Sangren Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

February 18

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "Resubmissions ," 3025 Brown Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.

March 17

Discovery Acceleration Workshop For WMU faculty and research staff, "SBIR/STTR and Other Funding for Commercialization ," 2355 Schneider Hall, noon to 1:30 p.m. Registration required. Lunch provided. Free.